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Senior Manager, Sustainability

£63,000 - £94,400 Per Year, Bonus, car/allowance, Private health insurance, Permanent

Posted: 13 days ago



About the Role

Base Location: Flexible Scotland | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however, need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSEN offices or depots around Scotland.

If you live outside of Scotland, we can offer relocation assistance and are open to discussion.

Salary: £63,000 - £94,400 + car /car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

SSEN Transmission is at the heart of the just transition to net zero in the UK. In the coming years, our network will be pivotal in connecting and transporting the power needed to decarbonise the UK’s electricity network and in doing so power the UK’s net zero ambition. Our business is rapidly growing, to deliver the largest investment package that Scotland’s electricity system has ever seen, with a projected investment programme of over £20bn in the next 10 years.

SSEN Transmission strives for leadership in sustainability. As Senior Manager, Sustainability at SSEN Transmission, you will be responsible for our sustainability strategy encompassing the main themes of climate, nature, communities, people, procurement, and performance. In addition to ensuring our strategy stays relevant and ambitious, you will develop action plans for delivery, track performance and ensure the accurate preparation and publication of our Annual Sustainability Report. This role will report to our Head of Strategy sitting in the Business Planning and Commercial directorate.

The responsibilities of the Senior Manager, Sustainability include:

- To develop our sustainability strategy, ensuring a rigorous approach to setting the strategy and goals, with regular reviews to ensure materiality and relevance.

- Show leadership in our carbon strategy, in line with international best practice, and our approach to sustainable infrastructure development working closely with colleagues in capital development and delivery.

- Cross functional working with colleagues across SSEN Transmission to prepare “whole business” sustainability action plans to deliver our holistic sustainability strategy and meet regulatory requirements.

- Internally lead a community of sustainability best practice, establishing an internal communications campaign, and externally representing SSEN Transmission on all matters relating to sustainability and building key relationships with stakeholders.

- Act as a subject matter expert for the sustainability data and digital project, to digitise source data into one common platform; whilst ensuring clear definition and sourcing of data required for non-financial statutory, regulatory and ESG/climate related disclosures.

- Support and develop your team to ensure “best in class” performance, aligning reporting requirements with accurate interpretation and presentation of data and sourcing including preparation of SSEN Transmission’s Annual Sustainability Report.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Extensive, demonstrable experience across ESG disciplines, ideally combined with understanding of the energy industry.

- Clear understanding of the analytical and strategic techniques for sustainability strategy development.

- An action-orientation towards the implementation and delivery of sustainability strategy goals, taking the lead on tracking and reporting on performance.

- Experience in confidently operating outwith your own area of expertise, in particular with cross discipline engagement with engineering, financial and technical specialists to harness their expertise.

- Proven capabilities in team development, naturally coaching and mentoring to deliver outstanding performance and a positive, inclusive culture.

- Previous experience in horizon scanning and research into international leading sustainability practice, to deliver core sustainability polices for climate, capital investment and disclosure.

About our Business

At SSEN Transmission, we take immense pride in owning and operating the high-voltage electricity transmission network across the north of Scotland. We transport energy from where it is generated to wherever it is needed, ensuring a safe and reliable electricity supply for the communities we serve. But that's not all – we're committed to upgrading the grid to deliver cleaner, homegrown energy for the future. By developing, building and maintaining a network for net zero, we're creating secure power for generations to come.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave 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 encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Stephanie at stephanie.murphy@sse.com or 01738 342963.

EXTERNAL: Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.

Job Details

Full Time
Perth, Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
£63,000 - £94,400 Per Year, Bonus, car/allowance, Private health insurance