Head of Asset Management

Bristol Water
Bristol, UK
Closing date
28 Sep 2020

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Reporting to the COO, the Head of Asset Management is accountable for the company's Asset Management function which includes: Strategy, Planning and Risk management, Water Resources and Asset Information.

As Head of Asset Management, your focus will be on the strategy, techniques for investment forecasting and deterioration modelling, developing and implementing smart systems and approaches to enhance performance and drive efficiency (opex and capex) in meeting Bristol Water's obligations.

What will you be doing?

In this role you will be accountable for increasing the maturity of Bristol Water's Asset Management approach through design and implementation of best practice policies and strategies to achieve the business plan performance measures and achieve and maintain the ISO55000 accreditation.

In developing the Asset Management Strategy, you will ensure it is successfully implemented across the business, is aligned with the corporate and business performance objectives and achieves the capital investment and optimisation objectives for short, medium and long term.

You will lead the development, review and implementation of appropriate investment forecasting techniques for use at a strategic level for business planning purposes and at a tactical level for intervention planning and prioritisation. You will use your knowledge to achieve optimal balance between operations, capital investment, performance and risk, taking account of customers' priorities and willingness to pay.

As Head of Asset Management, you will ensure staff are empowered and motivated to deliver exceptional performance, whilst personally acting as a role model for the business demonstrating our values at all times.

What we're looking for?

We need someone with proven experience operating at a senior / strategic level in a leadership capacity within a similar environment.You will:

·Have a wealth of asset management leadership experience, preferably in a regulated utilities environment or other dispersed asset rich industry

·Have investment forecasting experience at both strategic and tactical levels

·Have experience in the development and operation of asset deterioration models

·Understand the use of cost benefit analysis, willingness to pay research and optimisation techniques

·Experience in Cost analysis, business planning & delivery of efficiency opportunities

·Understanding of the principles of PAS55/ISO55000

·Degree level, preferably with a mathematical/statistical or engineering discipline

Importantly, you will need to demonstrate our core values: TRUST, SUPPORT, ACCOUNTABILITY, RESPECT, PROFESSIONALISM, PRIDE and AMBITION.

What's in it for you?

As well as a challenging, friendly environment, and a great opportunity to make your mark, the role also offers:
  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Entry into the company pension scheme
  • Bonus scheme up to 30%
  • Supportive, friendly team and working environment
  • Employee discounts

Why Bristol Water?

Bristol Water provides water to over a million customers in the Bristol area, this equates to over one thousand square miles and 264,000,000 litres of water supplied everyday!

Since 1846, we've been making people healthier and the economy stronger. We've served generations of families and will serve generations to come.

We don't just give people water. We keep them healthy and help them grow. People are the reason we work around the clock and test our water hundreds of times every day.

We're here to have a positive impact on people and the planet for generations. Without people, it's just water. With water, families flourish, businesses grow, and people create.

We're a morning cuppa, that well-deserved bubble bath (although we'd prefer a four-minute shower), and that cold Friday pint after a long week.

We're full of colour, pride and spirit... just like our small patch of the planet.

We're local

We've been here for generations, we served your great-great-great grandparents (if they lived in Bristol, anyway).

Almost everyone who works here, also lives in the area.

We were born out of the needs of Bristolians and we're still part of that today. So, we do what we do for ourselves, our families, our friends...our people.

We're nimble

Did you know we're one of the smallest water companies in the UK, and we love it.

It means we're closer to people and we can do the things that matter. Being small means we can be responsive. We punch above our weight, leading the way. We show others how it's done and have big opportunities for our staff.

We're in it together

We're stronger when we work together. Our willingness and desire to collaborate is our secret to success.

We welcome applications from all individuals from all backgrounds, if you share our values, we'll want to work with you to do good.

For the planet

We're on a mission to save the planet from pollution and waste. We aim to make every bit of the environment we touch better.

Bristol Water. It's what we're made of.

Our purpose - To have a positive impact on society and the environment to build trust beyond water.

Bristol Water is committed to the welfare of our customers and expects all staff to share this commitment. All direct customer facing appointments are subject to a basic DBS check.
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