Head of Asset Standards, Energy & Maintenance Strategy

Posted 17 days ago by Pertemps
Location Reading Job Type Permanent
Salary £64000 - £96000 per annum Sector Executive and Management
About the role:

As the Head of Asset Management, Energy and Maintenance Strategy, you will be leading the development and use of our Asset Standards including EMS, OMS, Site Operating Manuals and Maintenance Strategy. The role will include the technical delivery of energy team to ensure energy and our net zero targets are built in across our asset standards and maintenance strategy. 

You will be responsible for 40 members of staff along with providing support to third parties as required.

As part of our Asset Standards, you will be responsible for the Proactive Planned Preventative Maintenance Strategy with the requirement to extend mean time to failures and increase the proportion of proactive maintenance in Operations with a context of asset criticality and risk management. You will co-ordinate practice groups and community of practice as required to embed a culture of continuous improvement into corporate standards.

Working closely with both the Head of Engineering and Head of RD&I, this position gives you the opportunity to lead the strategy to on net carbon emissions.

Key areas of accountability will include:
  • Own the Asset standards including AMS, EMS and OMS.
  • Develop the Proactive Planned Preventative Maintenance strategy for our business based on asset criticality.
  • Drive the energy strategy to move towards net zero emissions by 2030.
  • Manage the Practice groups and Community of Practices responsible for continuous improvement of our asset documentation.
  • Approval of changes to the Asset Standard documentation.
  • Work in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Ensure capital standards are consistent with our operational strategy and needs.
To be successful, you will have the following skills and experience:

An experienced manager within the water industry who has previous involvement with sludge and/or energy management is desirable.

Robust understanding of the regulatory environment.

The ability to forge strong working relationships.

The ability to role model collaborative behaviours and influence colleagues.

Excellent leadership and communication skills.

Strong experience in budget management.

Educated to degree level or equivalent with a postgraduate qualification, preferably with a professional chartership with operational focus.

You will have a passion for continuous professional development and an active approach to driving diversity within the company.

What’s in it for you?

As the Head of Asset Management, Energy and Maintenance Strategy, you will be making a step change in moving the company towards reaching zero emissions by 2030. This is a fantastic opportunity to really make a positive impact and embed a culture of learning across the business to minimise future impact on operations and our customers. This is your opportunity to be part of a legacy and positively make your mark.

Our competitive salary and package include a competitive bonus, car allowance, private healthcare, an excellent contributory pension and 26 days holiday. There is also 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’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 

About us:

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.  

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning poo into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.
Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.