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Natural Capital Implementation Manager (16272)


United Utilities
Salary: Competitive
Location: Warrington
Job type: Permanent
Category: Management Jobs
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Natural Capital Implementation Manager (16272)

Job ID: 16272
Location: Warrington, UK
Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: 37.00 per week

Job Purpose

Understand and account for the delivery of natural capital across UU so that there is a best practice and coherent approach for the PR24 business plan. Support regional natural capital groups and ensure alignment across North West natural capital approaches. Drive consistency and confidence in the natural capital numbers that support our PR24 business plan submission. Influencing direction of natural capital approaches nationally within the water industry and beyond particularly in relation to its use in PR24.

Job Accountabilities

* Provide quality assurance to ensure consistency in the use of natural capital tools to support he PR24 submission
* Horizon scanning for available natural capital tools and assessing and developing suitable tools for future use in PR24 and for AMP8 ODIs
* Subject matter expert in the use of natural capital valuation tools
* Ownership and maintenance of the Natural Capital Calculator
* Support other areas of the business (property, engineering, operations etc.) in the use of natural capital valuations as part of the PR24 programme build
* Understanding of the full natural capital profile across UU's PR24 business plan and ensure integrity by preventing any double counting
* Support the Integrated Catchment Strategy Managers in the development and delivery of natural capital valuation work in support of the PR24 business plan
* Own the UU corporate natural capital account and be responsible for its maintenance
* Support natural capital north west to develop regional accounts and promote consistency with the different geographic accounts in the region
* Support the delivery of the Performance Commitment regulatory reporting process.
* Subject matter expert on relevant ODIs, populating the tables and associated methodologies/performance and compliance statements in a timely manner as well as developing the appropriate audit trails on a 6, 9 month and full year basis.
* Ownership of the Natural Capital ODI Rule book and relationship with external assurers
* Communication and training in the use of natural capital tools to the wider business
* Represent UU on regional and national natural capital groups

Knowledge and Skills

* Degree in relevant discipline or relevant experience in financial reporting or environmental economics.
* Excellent understanding of natural capital and how it can be applied to UU.
* Good understanding of water, wastewater and bioresources assets specifically focused on the natural capital they provide
* Broad understanding of current and potential future water industry legislation.
* Broad understanding of markets for ecosystem services, how these are developing and the impact they may have on natural capital valuations
* Able to identify and articulate opportunities and risks posed by future water industry legislation.
* Computer literate with an excellent knowledge of SharePoint, Excel and other relevant computer systems to enable manipulation of data to aid reporting.
* Knowledge of GIS mapping systems to enable to collection of relevant spatial data
* Strong analytical skills and able to draw appropriate conclusions from relevant data and information.
* Good oral and written communication skills with particular emphasis on influencing and negotiating and be comfortable dealing with a range or external and internal stakeholders.
* Ability to think creatively and develop and present their own ideas to ensure that appropriate changes are effectively delivered through the business.
* Good organisational skills to ensure that work is prioritised and managed through to completion.
* Good understanding of business/finance procedures.
* Able to maintain knowledge and skills to develop within the role.

Desirable Criteria

• Knowledge and experience of a variety of Natural Capital tools
• Membership of a relevant professional body

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.

If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing Date: 11/05/21

Disability Confident
Natural Capital Implementation Manager (16272)

Job ID: 16272
Location: Warrington, UK
Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: 37.00 per week

Job Purpose

Understand and account for the delivery of natural capital across UU so that there is a best practice and coherent approach for the PR24 business plan. Support regional natural capital groups and ensure alignment across North West natural capital approaches. Drive consistency and confidence in the natural capital numbers that support our PR24 business plan submission. Influencing direction of natural capital approaches nationally within the water industry and beyond particularly in relation to its use in PR24.

Job Accountabilities

* Provide quality assurance to ensure consistency in the use of natural capital tools to support he PR24 submission
* Horizon scanning for available natural capital tools and assessing and developing suitable tools for future use in PR24 and for AMP8 ODIs
* Subject matter expert in the use of natural capital valuation tools
* Ownership and maintenance of the Natural Capital Calculator
* Support other areas of the business (property, engineering, operations etc.) in the use of natural capital valuations as part of the PR24 programme build
* Understanding of the full natural capital profile across UU's PR24 business plan and ensure integrity by preventing any double counting
* Support the Integrated Catchment Strategy Managers in the development and delivery of natural capital valuation work in support of the PR24 business plan
* Own the UU corporate natural capital account and be responsible for its maintenance
* Support natural capital north west to develop regional accounts and promote consistency with the different geographic accounts in the region
* Support the delivery of the Performance Commitment regulatory reporting process.
* Subject matter expert on relevant ODIs, populating the tables and associated methodologies/performance and compliance statements in a timely manner as well as developing the appropriate audit trails on a 6, 9 month and full year basis.
* Ownership of the Natural Capital ODI Rule book and relationship with external assurers
* Communication and training in the use of natural capital tools to the wider business
* Represent UU on regional and national natural capital groups

Knowledge and Skills

* Degree in relevant discipline or relevant experience in financial reporting or environmental economics.
* Excellent understanding of natural capital and how it can be applied to UU.
* Good understanding of water, wastewater and bioresources assets specifically focused on the natural capital they provide
* Broad understanding of current and potential future water industry legislation.
* Broad understanding of markets for ecosystem services, how these are developing and the impact they may have on natural capital valuations
* Able to identify and articulate opportunities and risks posed by future water industry legislation.
* Computer literate with an excellent knowledge of SharePoint, Excel and other relevant computer systems to enable manipulation of data to aid reporting.
* Knowledge of GIS mapping systems to enable to collection of relevant spatial data
* Strong analytical skills and able to draw appropriate conclusions from relevant data and information.
* Good oral and written communication skills with particular emphasis on influencing and negotiating and be comfortable dealing with a range or external and internal stakeholders.
* Ability to think creatively and develop and present their own ideas to ensure that appropriate changes are effectively delivered through the business.
* Good organisational skills to ensure that work is prioritised and managed through to completion.
* Good understanding of business/finance procedures.
* Able to maintain knowledge and skills to develop within the role.

Desirable Criteria

• Knowledge and experience of a variety of Natural Capital tools
• Membership of a relevant professional body

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.

If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing Date: 11/05/21

Disability Confident
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