Senior Project Manager


Job Description

Senior Project Manager

12 Month Contract

On Site Working


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We are happy to be recruiting for one of our high-profile utilities clients. They are currently looking for a Senior Project Manager to join them for a 12-month contract based on site at the Cruachan Power Station.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of the Cruachan SGT1 Replacement Project Manager is to lead the major replacement of the Super Grid Transformer. This is a complex project to deliver in 2025. This upgrade project is critical to ensure that the key business objectives are delivered from this project.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure that the culture on the project delivery is Best in Class
  • Lead the Health, Safety, Environmental, Quality and security of the project to ensure that they are recognised within the Hydros industry as Best in Class.
  • Develop and manage the CAPEX project budget to secure the resources necessary to achieve the project objectives. This will include monthly reporting on actuals and forecasted spends.
  • Ensure that the technical performance of the contractors is of the highest level, to ensure that the replacement transformers meet the performance requirements specified.
  • Manage the legal position for all contracts to ensure that the requirements are delivered and that the correct procedures and protocols are followed.
  • Manage the project to ensure that the consent requirements are managed and delivered.
  • Manage the transition from a project basis to fully operational basis by leading the change management process effectively and efficiently. This will include all training, documentation, and handover requirements.
  • Lead, motivate, train and develop staff within agreed policies and practices to maintain an effective workplace for all concerned.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience required:


  • The candidate will hold a degree in a relevant subject such as Engineering/Law/Quantity Surveying or equivalent large Programme Management experience.
  • The candidate will hold a formal Project Management qualification including membership of the Association of Project Management. An equivalent Institution membership may be accepted.

Essential experience

  • Experience of developing strong relationships with Contractors and internal customers to manage the requirements of both.
  • Experience of operating in senior line management within an operational environment.
  • Strong knowledge of project management including balancing cost, time, and quality.
  • Strong knowledge of relevant legislation, e.g. health & safety, environment and construction law.
  • Excellent leadership including change management and coaching skills.
  • A proven track record of delivering successful results in a complex, multi-disciplinary projects.

Desirable experience

  • An understanding of power station operation.
  • Ability to interpret and understand complex analytical data.
  • Comfortable with change and constantly seeking new ways to advance performance.

Stakeholder engagement

  • Ability to manage several stakeholders with potentially conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to influence Senior executives across a range of functions.

Behaviours & Expectations:

  • Leadership in Health, Safety and Environment. There must be a clear setting of the expected standards which will be demonstrated at all times, and challenge others who do not meet those standards.
  • Clear communication. The communication must be clear, concise, and professional at all times.
  • Professional attitude: The role will be challenging at times. The behaviour and approach shall maintain the required behaviour even when operating under pressure.
  • Staff Development: The role will include for the training and development of staff across a range of topics including the best-in-class method of contract and programme management. The opportunity for development shall be taken at all times.


This is an on-site working role, with a requirement to work from the clients Cruachan Power Station 5 days a week. The work may also require occasional anti-social hours such as overnight and weekend working while key tests or measurements are undertaken.

Working hours:

Standard working hours with some flex where required.

If you feel that this is a role that would suit you then please apply today.

If you do not hear from us within 48 hours of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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