Economic Regulation Manager

Clearwater Court - Reading
Contract type
36 Hours per week
Offering between £50,000 - £65,000 per annum. Depending on experience.
Closing date
Job description

About the role:

Operating as a key player in the economic regulation team, provide high quality economic and regulatory advice to senior management (Executive/Board) and across the business to develop the long-term interests of the business.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide high-quality specialist economic and regulatory advice and analysis on a wide range of economic market and regulatory issues using, where appropriate, detailed quantitative and econometric analysis.
  • Provide a source of economic expertise to assist the business in the analysis of areas of complexity to ensure decisions are based on robust quantitative analysis of the issues.
  • Communicate key findings from complex analysis to a wide range of audiences including senior managers and Executive Team in a manner suitable for the audience.
  • Engage with Ofwat to obtain good outcomes for customers through direct contacts, working groups, and responses to Ofwat consultations on economic and regulatory issues.
  • Provide expert economic and quantitative expertise, advice and analysis on a range of issues to support the annual business planning cycle and to develop strategy and tactics for the quinquennial review of price controls.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience: 

  • Degree level qualification in the analytical subject, preferably economics or mathematics.
  • Thorough understanding of economic regulation in utilities.
  • Strong influencing & communication skills (written and oral).
  • Ability to think outside the box.
  • High-level competencies in analytical, conceptual & strategic thinking, order, and quality change orientation and team working.

What’s in it for you:

Our competitive salary and package include a competitive bonus, car allowance, private healthcare, an excellent contributory pension, 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 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. 

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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 waste 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 award-winning mental health and well-being strategy.

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