Forestry Manager


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 SSE offices or depots across Scotland.

Salary: £36,836 - £48,648 + car/cash allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the role?

SSEN Transmission has a fantastic opportunity for a Forestry Manager to join our Capital Development & Delivery Team.

The key duties & responsibilities will be:
• Design and delivery of forestry operations across a given portfolio of projects through the SSEN Transmission Network.
• Devising, coordinating and ensuring the successful implementation of Forestry Project Management Service in order to deliver project programmes on time and within budget for Large Capital Projects across Base Capex, Customer Connections and Strategic Wider Works portfolio.
• Manage forestry-related risk to future Network security.
• Forestry management on sites at different stages in the development process both early on during the site identification and assessment phase, throughout development and during the project refinement and execution stages.
• Stakeholder engagement both internally and externally, developing and maintaining positive working relationships. Stakeholders include; landowners, tenants, their agents, forestry contractors and relevant bodies such as the Scottish Forestry.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:
• Excellent knowledge of forestry management practice, forestry measurement protocols and forestry operations management and supervision, with emphasis on timber harvesting operations.
• Excellent understanding of UK forestry standards and best practices, with emphasis on knowledge of felling licence laws, woodland management planning and planting schemes.
• Good understanding of the forestry valuation process of woodlands and standing tree crops.
• Good understanding of energy networks and their structure and governance.
• Qualified to HND or degree level in a relevant discipline with management experience in forestry.

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.

Next Steps
All applications should be submitted online:

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Web: | Closing Date: Sunday 20th February 2022

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