What skills are we looking for?
- We are seeking an accomplished people manager of a technical/data team with the ability to translate technical information. The ideal candidate would possess high emotional intelligence and the drive and determination to succeed.
- Strong leadership and influential skills with previous people management experience are essential, along with excellent problem solving skills and the ability to make decisions under pressure. You will have a track record of strong performance and a demonstrated ability to deliver results, as well as strong commercial awareness with some experience of managing a budget.
- Previous relevant experience in a similar field would be advantageous but not essential, ideally within water networks management with an understanding of the technical elements of leakage.
- A driving licence is essential for this role, as travel to multiple sites is required in the South London area, and occasionally to Reading.
Salary and benefits:
This role is based at of Stroud Green in Croydon. We are offering a salary of up to £50,000 depending on skills and experience.
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.
Managing the delivery of leakage detection in the region to ensure the regional leakage recurrence target is met or exceeded.
Managing the leakage detection partner to ensure efficient leakage detection.
Managing a team of technical engineers and analysts, ensuring consistently high levels of engagement, performance and delivery.
Advising on the optimum and most cost effective solutions for controlling/reducing leakage.
Managing and reporting on the different leak detection techniques used.
Contributing to leakage reduction strategies owned by other parties in the IA and Thames Water.
Assisting with the introduction and trialling of different/new leakage detection techniques.
Identifying priority active leakage jobs for operational colleagues and planning function to plan in.
Ensuring that Health & Safety, Environment and Quality issues are addressed in a systematic manner focused on continuous improvement.
Why choose us / our client?
Anyone who's looked in the media lately can see the Water Industry has an amazing challenge over the next few years to reduce leakage, and make the water network more resilient for our customers in the years to come.
Thames Water has signed up to an industry leading plan to reduce leakage by 15% by 2025, and is investing record levels of funding to get us there. It's a very exciting time for the world of leakage detection and optimisation, as we bring in new technology and ways of working to help us get there.
You'll also be looking after the performance of our leakage detection partners, who have one of the largest operations in the industry, with an operational expenditure of circa £8 million a year and over 140 personnel.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone who recognises the challenge and importance of leakage targets to make a real difference within the team; working in a performance driven environment and using their strong leadership skills to support and drive the team forward to achieving their targets.