Quantity Surveying Graduate Programme 2024

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DEADLINE 10th December 2023
Aberdeen | Glasgow
Duration: 2 years commencing September 2024
Location: Glasgow or Aberdeen
Salary: Circa £33,000 per annum + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing.
Degree Disciplines: Quantity Surveying
As a quantity surveying graduate joining SSE, you will follow a specialist pathway. Specialists will work with experts in their specialism, gaining exposure within a business area for the duration of their graduate programme, with the aim of providing experience that will lead to a substantive post. 

Working as part of our multi-disciplined Procurement and Commercial team, we have the opportunity for a recent or upcoming graduate to join our graduate programme and gain the knowledge and experience needed to work towards a Junior Contract Manager role. 

We at SSEN Transmission are currently working on a number of high profile transmission projects which are ensuring our transmission network is able to transmit clean renewable energy whilst being safe, efficient, and structurally sound, therefore providing sustainable and reliable energy to all. 

Our strategy is to deliver sustained growth in the dividend payable to shareholders through the efficient operation of, and investment in, a balanced range of regulated and non-regulated businesses. 

Our Procurement and Commercial team are responsible for helping the business to procure services and materials in a timely and cost-effective way. We work right across the SSE Group, ensuring our businesses gets the best possible service and value from our supplier network, as well as ensuring all service providers are compliant and continue to meet contractual obligations and business need. You will have learning opportunities across various types of projects to develop your procurement and commercial management skills. 

You will be supported in your role with a placement plan, regular meetings with your line manager and networking with key business leaders through quarterly placement reviews. Your placements may include but are not limited to the following teams; Finance, Regulation, Development, Assurance with experience in our engineering and operations teams to give you the knowledge to develop into a Contract Manager role. 

What do I need?

You’ll have a minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant Quantity Surveying degree. 

We'd love you to have some practical work experience that reflects your passion for the energy sector, 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 SSEN Transmission and the prospect of a long term future with us.

You can find out more about what to expect during the recruitment process here. 

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, discounted healthcare 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.

Next steps

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 graduates@sse.com. If you would prefer a call to discuss adjustments let us know by email and we are arrange a call with you at a time that suits you.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

SSE welcomes applications from all nationalities. Please note that any successful candidate must be able to evidence a valid right to work prior to commencement of employment. If sponsorship is required, we may be able to provide support. Sponsoring international candidates is a complex process involving numerous procedures which must be followed precisely in order to comply with immigration legislation. We look at requests on a case by case basis. Please note the overall decision on visa applications sit with UKVI and not SSE.

DEADLINE 10th December 2023