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Systems Planner

Pertemps Thames Water Commercial
Reading, UK
Closing date
14 Jan 2021

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About the role:
This role is a 5 months maternity cover, involving understanding growth and planning the future for wastewater systems (network and process) in the Thames Valley. The system planning team identify risk, carry our systems reviews, scope up investigations and integrates those outputs into a System Plan that feeds current and future expenditure. We are focussed on ensuring that our system can perform as it needs to, considering population growth, climate change and asset deterioration. We also look to improve the performance of our systems by reducing flooding and pollution as well as improving the rivers that we discharge into.

The role includes stakeholder liaison and providing updates on customer issues. We carefully consider the impact of our activities on the communities and environment that we operate in.

Working in a collaborative team, key areas of accountability will include:
As this role is maternity cover, it focuses on a few key areas of accountability undertaken by the System Planning Team to enable a sounds basis for the System Planner role. In this role you will:
Be responsible for undertaking desktop growth assessments and compiling responses to back to Planning Authorities where we are consulted, within agreed timescales.
Be responsible for undertaking desktop growth/flow assessments and compiling responses to back to our internal Developer Services and Trade Effluent team where we are consulted within agreed timescales.
Support Systems Planners in understanding the current and future growth demands on their systems to help shape regional-based System Plans that meet customer, stakeholder, regulator and strategy requirements.
Represent your team at regular operational risk review meetings and regularly engage with the teams that manage the sewer network, pumping stations and process sites. From these meetings, you will be expected to formulate concise investment requirements and promote them through the corporate Risk Framework.
Provide concise technical information in a style and language our customers and stakeholders can understand.
Travel around Thames Water's catchment area and attending stakeholder meetings.To be successful, you will have the following skills and experience:

Excellent co-ordination skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks at one time.
Professional qualification (or equivalent) in either asset management, engineering, scientific or an environmental-based subject.
Previous experience and knowledge of wastewater network and wastewater process; the UK water industry and; utility intensive industries are desirable.
Strong knowledge of asset management techniques and the regulatory landscape in which we operate.
Experience in ArcGIS is desirable.
Good influencing and negotiation skills are desirable.What's in it for you?
This is an exciting opportunity to join a technically diverse team that manages our wastewater strategic planning and investment requirements. You will work in a position that allows you good exposure to all levels within the business, providing you with the chance to interact with a number of key internal and external stakeholders.
The role will suit a determined individual who is looking for their next challenge and who enjoys a diversity of work and varied schedule.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. Flexible hours will be considered for this role.

We're also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

Click here to find out more about working at Thames Water

About us:
Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That's why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We're passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We're also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We're reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We're using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world's poorest communities.

Together, we're building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.
Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you'll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We're also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy
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