Regional Modelling Lead

Hampton Coal Wharf, Reading - Clearwater Court

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About the role: 

As the Regional Modelling Lead, you will be responsible for the development, maintenance and updating of hydraulic models and undertaking modelling activities to fulfil business requirements for your geographical area of responsibility. You will provide specialist advice and solutions to strategic network challenges around growth and development, considering the impact on the wider water supply system.

Within this role, you will be utilising your network modelling expertise and technical skills to take ownership of your geographical region’s modelling needs. You will be responsible for delivering timely, high quality modelling studies to meet the SLA's agreed with stakeholders, highlighting requirements for support if required.

Your skills will be critical to help to drive improvements across the business. You will be working alongside the system planners to develop system level investment plans, providing innovative solutions to strategic challenges across each of our 49 hydraulic systems.

Local travel for the deployment of logging equipment may be required, occasional travel to operational sites, including between Reading and Hampton for meetings.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Working with large data sets – collection, validation and analysis of network and operational data
  • Building, calibrating, and maintaining hydraulic network models
  • Undertaking flow and pressure surveys as required
  • Interrogating, calibrating, and verifying of models
  • Becoming a key point of contact, taking ownership of your region but being willing to support others to meet business objectives and stakeholder needs.
  • As a lead modeller, you will have opportunities for line management and supporting the development of junior colleagues
  • Management of external consultant support if required to meet deadlines – providing base data and models, engagement throughout the study and taking ownership of the final outputs
  • Working as part of a larger team, collaborating with colleagues, and engaging with stakeholders to further our objectives. You will influence and inform colleagues and senior leadership on operational decisions
  • Ability to present often complex findings clearly and concisely in written documents and verbal presentations
  • Delivering excellent customer service and continuous improvement

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

  • Demonstrable experience in water network modelling, preferably with previous experience in the use of network modelling software EPANet, Infowater, InfoWorks (for water) or similar
  • You will preferably be chartered or working toward chartership of a relevant body
  • You will be a confident user of Microsoft Office applications
  • Previous experience in supervising consultants and coaching team members
  • Due to the nature of this role, you will be required to have a valid full driving licence

What’s in it for you?

In this role you will be working alongside a team of modellers and reporting directly into the Modelling or Planning Manager for your region. You will be part of a very busy team of modellers who deliver clean water network modelling projects and studies. This will involve undertaking detailed hydraulic modelling studies using Infowater or other industry standard software. The hydraulic modelling team is at the core of the business and feeds directly into growth and development planning, as well as the overall business strategy.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.   The role will be based at Hampton Coal Wharf in Middlesex or Clearwater Court, Reading. 

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone 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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