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Strategic Asset Manager

North East England

  • Reference: 384931
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Benefits

  • Location: Durham

Our client

NWL supplies water and sewerage services to just under 4.4 million people.  Water is supplied to 794,000 properties in Essex & Suffolk, with water and sewerage services provided to 1.3 million properties in the north east of England.
Every day we supply 1,104 megalitres (1.1 billion litres) of water. This water is drawn from reservoirs, where it is collected and stored, rivers and groundwater sources. It is treated at our works before it is delivered by a network of pipes to homes and businesses. 

In the north east of England, where we also provide sewerage services, wastewater is then collected from these properties via the sewerage network and treated at our works before it is returned to the environment as either clean water or sludge which can be recycled as fertiliser or used to generate energy.


The role

This newly created role reports into the Strategic Planning Manager with responsibility for leading the delivery of long-term asset management strategies and medium-term optimisation plans to underpin Northumbrian Water’s business goals.  You will pay a key part in the development of a value-based investment decision making process as part of our wider business transformation.  You will have responsibility for identifying innovative solutions and technology advancement to support the drive to keep Northumbrian Water at the forefront of the industry.  Working as part of some R&D cross industry groups, you will look to develop effective business cases for investment in our large and complex asset base. 

Engaging effectively with stakeholders; you will undertake cost benefit analysis and scenario planning to mitigate risk and recommend the most effective solution to meet Northumbrian Water’s business goals but also appreciating its’ commitment to local communities.  

About you

With a proven track record in strategic planning and asset management, you will demonstrate the ability to develop innovative asset management solutions through the research and identification of new technology.  You will have the ability to analyse complex information of emerging theories and systems to produce effective recommendations for investment business cases.  With well developed communication skills, you will demonstrate the ability to engage effectively with key stakeholders to understand their problems and identify the most effective solution. 

Experience gained in the water industry is not essential for this role; transferrable asset management experience gained an environment with a large complex asset base (i.e., Chemical, Power, Steel, Refinery etc) will enable you to understand the similarities in technology. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a business that is truly passionate about investing in their people to create a workforce for now and tomorrow.

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