What is the purpose of the role?
We are seeking a motivated people and process manager to lead and develop a team of multi-skilled Thermal hydrolysis Process (THP) Technicians. You will drive their personal performance and improve overall engagement, whilst managing in line with established HR policies & processes. Increasing asset availability and performance within strict quality targets is key to the success of this role and will be achieved with a strong health & safety focus. Day to day activities will include managing a budget of up to £2m, ensuring planned & reactive maintenance is carried out in a timely and efficient manner, and that processes are optimised to maximise the production of green energy from our THP, anaerobic digesters and combined heat and power engines.
What makes this role unique?
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. Is this you? No one day is the same for our Performance Manager’s which gives a fantastic opportunity to apply their attributes to a front line management role in Operations. This is a challenging role and gives the successful person a great opportunity to make improvements and make a name for themselves.
What will this role involve?
Health and safety - you will effectively lead the health and safety culture of the team as well as auditing health and safety systems & processes.
Performance management - you will be responsible for ensuring the team achieve optimal performance in terms of work management and you will be responsible for developing the team & introducing new skills & health & safety awareness.
Process management - ensuring the THP achieves & maintains its required plant availability and reliability in order to meet quality targets at the agreed cost. This will include the management of regular plant shutdowns to enable statutory inspections to be completed.
Financial management - owning and managing the budgetary and financial activities of the team and driving efficiencies into the overall operational budget.
Customer &stakeholder management - ensuring an exceptional service to our customers with early personal interventions as required.
What are we looking for?
Do you have previous experience managing operational staff? Are you focused on continuous improvement? We are seeking an experienced people-manager with a proven track record of engaging & developing their team; ideally with field-based members. You will be used to taking the lead and achieving results in a difficult environment with a strong focus on, and good working knowledge of, health and safety. You will have experience managing an operational budget with a structured and proactive approach. Your technical knowledge and experience of complex process plant (ideally anaerobic digesters, boilers, CHP engines) will be underpinned by a background in wastewater treatment or a similar industry. You will need to be a good communicator and be competent in using IT equipment/systems and be able to interpret complex Excel spreadsheets. Due to the nature of this role a full valid driving licence is needed. Qualifications should include an engineering HNC/HND or equivalent.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based at Oxford STW and we are offering a salary of up to £36,000 depending on 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 06/11/2018.