What is the purpose of the role?
This role will play an important part in managing, mitigating and ultimately reducing risk in the Reading/Newbury water production area. Alongside this it is expected that the role will drive local optimisation initiatives to drive down £/Ml, fixed/variable unit rates and improve overall operating efficiency of our water treatment works and booster stations. The role sits within the technical team and is vital to ensure the operations team are compliant to standards relating to water production by utilising their career experience and skills.
What makes this role unique?
As part of the management team you will be given the opportunity to play a part in supporting the Area Operations team to deliver base performance including health and safety, regulatory compliance, water quality and financial performance. This role can also offer you the freedom and scope to develop your portfolio within Thames Water.
What will this role involve?
This role will involve:
Proactive working with the operational team to identify risks across the area, managing APS and proposing business cases for in-year risk based funding.
Ongoing management of the APS risk process to include risk updates, scoring, heat maps and waivers.
Producing local improvement plans (procedural and investment) to ensure that the area business plan and regulatory targets are met.
Work with the operational team and contractors to design and plan solutions for risks. Includes management of contractors effectively to deliver projects on time and within budget.
Providing an interface between Operations, Major Projects and Capital Delivery (Eight2O) for site improvement schemes.
Providing technical input to maintain site operating manuals, site specific procedures, site schematics and other controlled documents.
Provide technical support for complex, non-routine work, when requested by the operational team. This includes but is not limited to fault-finding in the treatment process, assisting in reviewing method statements, or creating safe systems of works and isolation procedures.
Liaising with asset management to inform AMP7 capital investment needs. Identifying asset optimisation opportunities to drive down £/ML.
Liaising with Control teams to identify and support control strategy optimisation.
Required to participate in an out of hour's event coordinator rota, responding to calls and addressing issues raised.
What are we looking for?
We are keen to see applicants who have relevant work experience within water production, or are educated with ONC/HNC or equivalent in field related to technical specialism. Corporate membership of relevant professional body is also a desirable quality but not essential. Suitable applicants will be able to deliver against stretching operational targets, possess broad business knowledge and demonstrable commercial acumen. You will have good interpersonal and communication skills; both written and verbal. You will also be fully competent at using in-house IT systems and Office software and will be conversant with industry standard optimisation techniques. Due to the nature of this role you are required to have a valid full driving licence.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based at Fobney water treatment works, Reading. We are offering a salary of between £36,550 - £49,000 dependent on skills, experience and qualifications. Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.
About Thames Water
Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.
We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 17/05/2019.