About the Role
Duration: 12 weeks commencing 5 June 2023
Base Location: Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen
Salary: Circa £20,100 per annum pro rata
Working Pattern: Fixed Term Contract | Full Time | Flexible First options available
Working as part of our multi-disciplined teams, we have a range of opportunities for students to support projects across our Transmission business. We’re at the forefront of some really high-profile projects which are ensuring our transmission network is structurally sound, operating safely and efficiently and providing sustainable and reliable energy to all.
To reach net zero by 2050, we’re looking for candidates who can bring big ideas, new skills, and innovative thinking to help us build a world that’s more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.
What is the role?
We have ambitious net zero targets, and our business is growing to help us achieve our strategy. We’re looking for students who can bring fresh ideas, new skills and creative thinking, to deliver innovative solutions to help us reach net zero. This is an exciting time to join SSE, you have the power to make a change and help us build a better, more sustainable world of energy for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.
Our Transmission Project Manager summer placements provides real hands-on experience through a 12 week placement in our Capital Development and Delivery team. Throughout placement, you will have the support of a business mentor and manager, who will provide guidance and support to enable you to reach your full potential.
Working as part of our multi-disciplined Capital Delivery team, we have the opportunity for a student to gain the knowledge and experience needed to work towards a Project Manager role. You will need the ambition to become a project management professional ultimately leading on major infrastructure projects.
You will work with our engineers on the selection of appropriate technologies to meet project requirements, coordination of key surveys & studies, coordinating initial design works, acquisition of land rights & wayleaves and submission of Planning Applications.
Building and maintaining productive and enduring relationships with Contractors, Stakeholders, Communities & the public to support sustainable delivery of projects is key to this role so you will need to be a strong communicator with great interpersonal skills.
The programme will support your career development into a place on our graduate programme that reflects your experience and passion.
What do I need?
We have opportunities for those studying degrees inclusive of; Construction Project Management, Civil Engineering and Construction Management, Strategic Project Management, Safety and Risk Management, Electrical Engineering with Project Management. Our opportunities are open to students who are in their 2nd or 3rd year of their degree onwards.
We’d love you to have some practical work or project experience that reflects your passion for the energy sector (not-essential), as well as demonstrable experience of working in a team. You’ll also be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges and should have a genuine interest in SSE and the prospect of a long-term future with us.
About our Business
SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK’s greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining, and operating a network for net zero.
What’s in it for you?
An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.
As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE to find out more.
All applications should be submitted online.
If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact by email or you are very welcome to request a call if you would prefer to discuss on the phone.
Before commencing employment with SSE, youll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.