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Site Manager

ScottishPower Energy Networks





Posted: 24/11/2021

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Site Manager


SP Energy Networks is part of the ScottishPower Group of companies. We provide power on behalf of supply companies through a network of cables and power lines that we own and maintain.

We do it responsibly. We do it with respect for people and for the environment. We do it looking at the long term, not just today. We do it innovatively.

We're dedicated to delivering a safe and reliable electricity supply to all of our customers 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Through our transmission and distribution network we provide power to customers in Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire as well as Central and Southern Scotland.


The position is within the project delivery arm of the ScottishPower Transmission (SPT) business reporting directly to the SPT Unit Manager working for SP Energy Networks. The department is responsible for the construction of, new build, replacement, refurbishment, or other associated major transmission projects. As Site Manager, you will be one part of a multi-disciplined team responsible for delivering the project leading the construction phase.


Responsible for project technical input for planning & development stages including supporting the build-up of all pre-construction information. 

Provide technical expertise to project delivery strategy, project programme, and support & assist the principal designer to coordinate the design stages.

Assist with the delivery strategy & preparation of contract bid packages of work.

Lead the technical analysis for each contract & proactively resolve technical queries this includes leading the technical evaluation of each bid to meet key milestone dates for award and site start. 

Manage and deliver site works to meet commercial conditions of contract including minimising delays and claims for variations. 

Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and in a team consisting of Project Management, Quantity Surveyor’s, Engineers, Safety, Environmental and Quality advisors. 

Responsibility to proactively plan and monitor project and contractor’s programmes to meet agreed key dates or milestones.

Experienced in site environmental legislation, waste, and mitigation. 

In depth knowledge of all quality standards and specifications with a particular focus on planning & monitoring of the works using the contractor’s inspection and testing regime this will include control over all material and free issue equipment.

Support & Coordinate project development design, planning, estates, & wayleaves & procurement stages to support contractor access requirements.

Minimise variations, keep accurate daily records & reports.

Ability to proactively liaise & interface with SPEN transmission operational staff Protection Engineers and SAP understand & implement safety from the system support commissioning stages and provide technical assistance during commissioning panel meetings.

Skills and Requirements: 

Significant experience in managing transmission construction projects 

The candidates should have experience in planning and management of both HV & EHV Underground Cable Installations this should include civil duct installation and HV cable installation, horizontal directional drillings, joint bays, jointing works, Outdoor Sealing Ends and terminations, Fibre Optic connections including connections and testing at predominantly 33KV voltage levels and above. 

It is integral that the individual has experience working on the public road network working within the confines of the New Roads and Street Works act and is familiar with council road opening and closing notices and specific traffic management requirements.

Strong leadership & planning skills.

Experienced in the management of NEC Option B conditions of contract.

 Contract management including variations and claims.

Candidate should have significant experience in all current Health and Safety and Environmental legislation and understand: CDM regulations; GS6; HSG47.

SEPA regulations.

Knowledge of specification, design, maintenance, construction and commissioning of HV & EHV Underground Cable installation and test. Fibre Optic installations and joints.

To be successful in a role you will need to demonstrate as minimum:

Extensive experience as a site manager delivering the Principal Contractor role and managing multiple contractors in the power sector on EHV or HV Cable type projects.

SP Energy Networks authorisations up to 400Kv WI/1 & EN2.

NRSWA Supervisor- Valid and in date

Full clean driving licence – Business insurance

Current five days SMSTS or equivalent.

First Aid is essential

What We Offer:

This is a Permanent contract with a salary from £36,648 per annum.

As part of our commitment to a supportive and inclusive place to work, we recognise that our employees have different personal circumstances and want a suitable work-life balance. We are working hard to support flexible and alternative ways of working where possible including: Flexible Working, Shared Parental Leave, Career Breaks, Wellbeing / Employee Assistance Programme. You will also have access to our flexible benefits programme where you can decide what is important for you.

‘Happy to talk flexible working’

Our Selection Process:

Behavioural Based Interview and technical questions

Behaviours of Line Manager

Develop Self & Others, Collaborate & Share, Be Agile


Location: Cambuslang

Closing date: 8th of October 2021

Mobility Information:

Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country. If/when required, the Company will support the employee with the necessary Immigration requirements

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