Delivery Team Leader

Yorkshire Water
Leeds, UK
Closing date
8 Oct 2020

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Salary up to £44,814 dependent on experience + Company vehicle or car allowance option +attractive pension scheme, performance related bonus, 25 days annual leave and stand-by payment+ free car parking + training & development opportunities in line with the Delivery Team Leader progression plan.

We have 4 vacancies for Delivery Team Leaders, spanning the regions of North East, North West, South East and South West Yorkshire to join the Engineering Reliability department, depending on where you live will dependant on your base location. The role will have a focus area; however, you will be required to visit sites across the Yorkshire Region therefore a full valid EU driving licence is an essential requirement of this role.

As a Delivery Team Leader you will be responsible to the Engineering Reliability Area Delivery Manager to ensure the safe delivery of all scheduled planned and reactive maintenance activities within required timescales and to the required standard through the performance management of your team members and effective liaison with the Planning Function within Engineering Reliability.

Engineering Reliability has multi-disciplined MEICA teams working across the whole Yorkshire region. Each team has its own geographical area of responsibility but on occasions, members will be expected to work on any Yorkshire water asset. This could be during periods of escalation due to adverse weather or similar.

Do you have experience of managing a team with a proven track record of driving sustainable performance against challenging business targets?

Do you drive excellent standards and performance in health and safety, risk management and control of work and ensure compliance with health and safety legislation?

If you have some of the skills, we are looking for we would like to hear from you, we are willing help the right person develop and have a defined progression route recognising individual development needs. Keep checking our website as new opportunities added regularly.

What will the role involve?

As a Delivery Team Leader you will be accountable for managing a team to deliver excellent performance by setting clear expectations linked to business targets, having meaningful performance discussions that recognise and reward the right performance and behaviours, and manage individual performance and behaviours that do not meet expectations.

You will manage the performance of the team to increase productivity and quality outputs whilst driving consistency and implementing and sharing best practice.

Candidates will be accountable for ensuring all staff and contractors working under their responsibility are compliant with SHEQ policies and standards at all times.

In conjunction with the planning function, ensure priorities and workloads are effectively managed to meet the needs and demands of the business including those of a high priority.

You will pro-actively identify and report follow on work or areas for enhancement. You will conduct your own risk assessments and create appropriate method statements when required to safely carry out maintenance activities. The successful candidate will have the ability to specify parts and equipment required for procurement as part of day to day role.

As part of this role, you will be required to participate in a stand-by rota, covering your base and any other areas when required. This will typically be 1 week in 10.

Essential skills and experience

The successful candidate will have experience of managing technical teams in an operational environment with a proven track record of driving sustainable performance against challenging business targets.

You will be experienced in understanding compliance with responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act and will have previous experience of resource and budget management.

You will have the ability to develop and maintain effective internal and external relationships with excellent communication skills and will be IT literate with the ability to identify practical and innovative solutions to challenges.

Experience of supporting and embedding change, with the ability to influence and drive the right culture and behaviours is also essential; as is experience and knowledge of the maintenance requirements associated with the electrical, mechanical and ICA disciplines.

You will demonstrate a willingness to develop new skills and have experience in an industrial asset maintenance environment.

Desirable skills and experience

Previous experience in an operational leadership role in a commercially orientated and / or regulated environment.

Previous experience gained within the water or wastewater sectors or within the broader utilities, process or manufacturing industry sectors.

Experience of delivering excellent customer service against challenging targets.

Technical qualifications/apprenticeship in electrical, mechanical or ICA disciplines.

A recognised Health and Safety qualification such as IOSH/NEBOSH.

What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

A unique opportunity to take part in our Active Manager Programme which will equip you with the appropriate skills, tools, knowledge and experience to support, coach and manage the individuals in your teams, and to maximise our performance for our internal and external customers.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and you match the skills required, then please apply online and complete the application process and submitting a CV and covering letter.

Advert closing date: 8th October 2020

Interview date: TBC

You will be required to submit all relevant training certificates and log books detailing relevant experience gained to date at your interview, along with proof of identification, driving licence and proof of your eligibility to work in the UK.

Company Information

If successful for the role, you will be required to undergo a Basic Disclosure Check, through a Third-Party Company prior to commencing employment.

The Kelda Group provides water and sewerage services to domestic and business customers across the UK, managing the following subsidiary companies: -

Yorkshire Water is the main subsidiary company providing water and sewerage services to 4.7 million people and 130,000 businesses in the Yorkshire region. Its activities are regulated by the Water Services Regulation Authority, Ofwat

Loop Customer Management Ltd specialises in delivering customer service support to Yorkshire Water that includes billing, debt recovery and incident management. Employing more than 600 people, Loop have built up an impressive list of industry awards and achievements since being created in 2000 and is currently listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as being one of the best companies to work for.

Kelda Water Services (KWS) manages Kelda's non-regulated water and wastewater contract operations. It is now the second biggest player in the UK market for outsourced clean and wastewater services.

Kelda Water Services Retail offer quality, integrity and partnership but it is never just about the technologies behind our solutions in water. It is about the structure, delivery and even the financing of those solutions, and about giving our customers a level of convenience, they never knew was possible.
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