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Wastewater Strategy Manager

Full time 37 hours per week


Salary - up to £58,000 + bonus + excellent benefits

Location - Pity Me, Durham/Flexible Homeworking

About the role

We have a great opportunity for someone to join our team as our Wastewater Strategy Manager (known as our Technical Policy Manager internally) within our Wastewater Strategy Planning Team.

We are looking for you to lead the development of our Wastewater strategies and plans which include supporting technical strategies, detailing intervention options and benefits to deliver on our business goals. You'll also be involved in leading innovative solutions, technical research and advances in technologies that support the efficient delivery of our ambitious goals.

In this exciting role you'll be leading the delivery of long term service delivery strategies and medium term optimised plans, along with undertaking analysis of capital and operational interventions in meeting our medium and long-term planning objectives. You'll also be horizon scanning for and leading on innovative solutions, technical research and advances in technologies that support the efficient delivery of our business aims and ambitious goals.

We're looking for you to be owning the delivery of technical strategies that are required for the successful implementation of service delivery strategies, along with the preparation and delivery of our five-year regulatory business plans as part of Ofwat's Price Review process.

You'll need to be developing strong and effective relationships with industry peers and stakeholders to ensure the organisation is at the forefront of best practice and innovation raising the profile of NWG, along with building and maintaining key internal and external relationships.

We're looking for you to be engaging with the right stakeholders in the development of strategies and plans so they are supported, endorsed and actionable by operations, investment delivery teams and partners. You'll also build a strong network of collaborative relationships and partnerships across NWG, regulatory bodies and the wider utility industry ensuring we are at the forefront of best practice and innovation raising our profile.

About you

We're looking for you to have a proven track record in strategic planning and asset management in large asset base organisations, along with proven experience of developing technical reports, policies and strategies.

You'll have the proven ability to use complex judgements to develop solutions based on sophisticated analytical thought, comparing and selecting complex alternatives to carry out in-depth analysis. We're also looking for you to have the proven ability to interpret thinking to define problems and develop innovations solutions, using extensive research.

We're looking for you to have the proven ability to analyse and understand data sourced from multiple systems to provide evidence base for decisions and actions, along with an understanding of emerging theories, different systems and practices relevant to multiple disciplines in fast changing environments.

It would be great if you had an understanding of the utility industry and external factors that can influence including political, economic, social, and technological issues, along with being a technical expert with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the different systems and operational practices within the wastewater service.

We're also interested if you had a technical understanding of the operation of the Wastewater 'sink to sea' lifecycle and the UK water industry regulatory framework, but we can bring you up to speed on this for the right candidate

What we will give you

At Northumbrian Water we want you to be the best you can be and we also want you to feel it's a great place to work. Frequently people spend their career with us, some because they've found their niche, others because of the opportunities to progress through the organisation.

We're the great company we are because of our people and as our way of saying thanks, we offer a wide range of benefits and discounts to take advantage of including; buying and selling holidays, discounts and cashback offers, free fishing and cycle2work.

About us

Northumbrian Water is more than just a water company. We are one team, fulfilling many roles, working together to ensure our customers have clean, fresh, running water, whilst providing great customer service, protecting the environment, and supporting local communities.

We Live Water, all our amazing people are helping us become the national leader in the provision of sustainable water and wastewater services.
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Estimated Salary
£50,001.00 - £99,999.00
Postal Code
Boldon House, Pity Me, Wheatlands Way, Durham DH1 5FA, UK Show on map
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