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Below Ground Water Strategy Manager

Thames Water
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Who are we?

Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km's of pipes, to keep taps flowing and toilets flushing. We are an essential service and have operated throughout the Covid19 pandemic.

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.

What you'll be doing

As the Below Ground Water Strategy Manager, you'll be responsible for developing and driving Thames Water's long-term water network asset management strategy, including the development of our strategy to manage trunk and distribution main assets and our plans to achieve key performance commitments such as leakage reduction targets.

You'll be responsible for leading investment scenarios and making strategic choices for PR24.

A key part of this role will be to lead and coordinate Thames Water's long-term vision for how the London water network will operate up to 2100, identifying strategic investment ahead of need and developing the appropriate evidence base to support the business case.

You'll assist Operations and the wider asset planning team in the development of water network strategies to deliver company performance commitments in AMP and maintain an overview of key risks to our long-term goals and investment priorities.

You'll also assist the regulatory reporting process each year, ensuring the data we provide externally is accurate and has been collated in line with established methodologies.

Day to day accountabilities include:
  • Developing and owning Thames Water's long-term water Totex network investment planning strategies
  • Working closely with external bodies to promote collaborative working
  • Leading the development and delivery of the trunk and distribution mains strategies
  • Supporting Operations in the development of water network strategies to meet company performance commitments
  • Providing an overview of the key long term water network risks and investment priorities in the water network service
  • Leading and developing asset management and analytical thinking and developing key staff capability to ensure business continuity and effective succession planning
We're looking for you to
  • Have excellent relationship, communication, and influencing skills, to clearly interact with stakeholders
  • Have wide experience of the operational business and understanding of business functional operations
  • Be educated to degree level or have outstanding role-specific knowledge in the water industry
  • Be a credible leader with the drive and energy to deliver, lead and support teams
  • Deliver exceptional strategies through an enthusiastic and positive approach, taking accountability for your role while working accurately and flexibly within a busy team
  • Be a strategic thinker who has a strong engagement style and good communication skills
  • Have sound judgment, be resolute, and hold an excellent decision-making track record
  • Be an adaptable collaborator who can facilitate change across the business
What's in it for you?

Delivering 25 strategies for Thames Water's water infrastructure is a great way to really transform how we operate, become more efficient, and deliver a better service for our customers. This is a hugely rewarding opportunity where you will be key in shaping our future.

Our competitive salary and package include a competitive bonus, car allowance, private healthcare, an excellent contributory pension, and 26 days holiday.

We're proud of the positive ways of working we have adopted during the pandemic. We want to create a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles, we're moving to a hybrid approach where we'll provide options around working from our offices, our operational sites, and home dependent on role/team/individual. This will be discussed during the assessment process.

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 and we're a Times Top 50 Employer for Women.

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