General Manager - Water

Severn Trent Water
£50k - 70k per year + bonus + benefits
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About the role

This role as General Manager will head up Severn Trent's Joint Venture with our engineering partner Response and will manage and enhance our relationship with Irish Water, who we have a contract with to manage and maintain waste water operations in Ireland. The Operation is split across two sites in Limerick and Letterkenny. As a senior manager you will be in charge of setting and managing all yearly budgets and ensuring that the business is run commercially and efficiently to maintain and increase profits. You will be in charge of many key stakeholder relationships both internally within Severn Trent and externally with Irish Water and local government. Key duties will include ensuring that both sites are delivering on their contractual, regulatory and legislative requirements while keeping health and safety paramount in everything which happens. You will also oversee and drive operational optimisation along with the performance of both sites and their teams while overseeing the relationships with trade unions.

About you

Previous experience in the water industry will be ideal, as will a strong track record of general management with sound financial and commercial experience which is essential for this senior role. Your ability to deal effectively with and influence public sector clients will also help you succeed in a challenging environment. A background within civil or structural engineering coupled with operational management experience is expected as you will need a wide range of skills from Health & Safety to finance, HR to customer service. You must be willing to travel to both of our sites in Limerick and Letterkenny as well as to Irish Water's Dublin headquarters as part of the role and be able to obtain a high level of security clearance to meet Customer requirements.

About us

At Severn Trent Services, we understand water. We currently manage municipal and industrial water assets on over 1500 sites across the UK, including water, wastewater, above and below ground assets. We also provide an extensive range of other water services including Water Hygiene and innovative O&M delivery solutions.


In return, we offer some excellent rewards including 25 days holiday, a contributory pension and a performance reward scheme that lets you earn a great bonus if we do a truly awesome job meeting all our targets.