Offshore Wind Cost Manager/Quantity Surveyor

Salary: 
 £31000 -  £47000 per annum
Closing date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:00
Employer: 
SSE
Type: 
Permanent
Region: 
United Kingdom

Location: Glasgow/Perth
Salary: Circa  £42,000 depending on skills and experience + benefits + car/cash allowance + annual bonus
Permanent flexible working patterns available
The Role
Our diverse and large scale Renewable Operations portfolio requires a variety of strong, multi-functional teams working together and consequently we require a Quantity Surveyor/Cost Manager to join our Contract and Commercial team based in Glasgow or Perth to provide dedicated support for the successful operational delivery of the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm.
The focus of this role is to deliver best value through contractual and commercial principles and will cover a wide scope of responsibilities. You will be expected to be experienced in contract negotiation, risk management, claims settlements, valuation of variations and value engineering. You will also provide commercial management support to the team, including input into the business plan and annual budget preparation, cost control and forecasting.
Your Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone who has demonstrable experience within the contract and commercial management environment. A sound knowledge and a practical awareness of procurement processes, including a working knowledge of term and project delivery contracts is required. The role requires key skills including a higher education qualification in a relevant subject (i.e. quantity surveying, contract management, commercial management) or alternatively, relevant experience in a similar role at a similar level. You should also be highly competent with IT packages, particularly Office 365 and associated software packages.
A large part of this role will involve working collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders, include JV shareholders, supply chain partners, and SSE Corporate (finance, legal, procurement and insurance). With this in mind, excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships will be essential.
Youll work as part of a team charged with delivering complex offshore operations and maintenance projects, with a responsibility for the commercial success of the project, therefore youll require good team work skills, together with the ability to lead as required. An understanding of the offshore wind industry is highly desirable, however is not essential if a similar level of experience in a comparable industry can be demonstrated.
There will be the need to travel to various sites across the UK associated sites, so it is essential that you are open to flexible working and hold a full valid UK drivers license.
Our Company
Renewable Operations operates and maintains sites across GB and ROI; were the UKs largest generator of electricity from renewable sources (wind and hydro), owning and operating almost half of the UK's total renewable generation capacity.
Our Benefits
We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Heres a few highlights;
- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)
- Great share plans
- Group Pension Plan
- One day paid volunteering
- Tailored internal development opportunities
Next Steps
Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesnt take long.
Closing date for applications is: 27th June 2019
For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If youre internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If youre successful, well conduct some pre-employment checks.

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