Programme Planner
10d ago

The Role

As Programme Planner, you'll be responsible for developing and maintaining the master programme plan which is made up of a series of project plans managed by our Project Managers.

You will coach Project Managers to be able to build and maintain their own high quality plans in line with SSE’s planning standards and will carry out quality reviews of the project plans to ensure compliance against the standards and strengthen the capability of the Project Management team.

You'll review and manage progress, delivery risks and mitigations, ensuring they remain aligned to SSE core values and standards.

Acting as a key liaison between the programme and the PMO Team you will keep the programme plan updated on key milestones, time-

scales and dependencies. You'll work with Project Managers to ensure that delivery risks and issues are identified, documented and tracked in a proactive manner and that any changes are being managed appropriately.

You'll be accountable for preparing various reporting, dependency tracking and change management, making sure that plans are aligned and delivery is on schedule.

This will also encompass updating relevant stakeholders, business owners and senior management ensuring they have a clear view on each project.

You'll also be required to regularly present programme plans to senior management, advising on progress and key risk areas so that high level decisions can be made.

Your Skills and Experience

We are looking for someone who has extensive experience of planning complex multiple projects in a programme environment within a large-

scale organisation. You'll be confident and approachable, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the flair to influence a range of stakeholders.

It's also essential that you have the ability to demonstrate resilience within rapidly changing environments. You'll be able to work to tight deadlines in a heavily regulated environment, and possess excellent time management and organisational skills.

Flexibility and resourcefulness will be essential to deliver quality outputs and ensure that all relevant parties' expectations are met.

Ideally, you'll be Prince2 qualified or have demonstrably experience working with related methodologies. Experience with MS project is necessary alongside all MS Office applications.

Our Company

Our Retail business is a market leader in supply of electricity and gas and in other energy-related services such as telecoms, broadband and boiler cover.

We supply energy to more than seven million household and business account under our brands : SSE, SSE Scottish Hydro, SSE Southern Electric and SSE SWALEC in the Great Britain market and SSE Airtricity in the markets in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

At SSE, we're committed to giving you excellent customer service and treating you fairly; we want to make life easier for you, find ways of saving you money, and be on hand to help when you need us the most, that’s our customer promise.

Our Benefits

  • We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here’s 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 doesn’t take long.

    Closing date for applications is : 29th July 2018.

    This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application.

    If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.

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