Risk & Optimisation Coordinator

Field Based

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About the role:

We are currently recruiting for a Risk & Optimisation Coordinator. This role will play an important part in managing, mitigating, and ultimately reducing risk across the Thames Vally water production area. Alongside this, it is expected that the role will drive local optimisation initiatives to drive down £/Ml, fixed/variable unit rates, and improve the overall operating efficiency of our water treatment works and booster stations. The role sits within the outage team and is vital to ensure the operations team are compliant to standards relating to water production by utilising their career experience and skills.

As part of the management team, you will be given the opportunity to play a part in supporting the Area Outage team to deliver base performance including health and safety, regulatory compliance, water quality, and financial performance. This role can also offer you the freedom and scope to develop your portfolio within Thames Water.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Proactive working with the operational team to identify risks across the area, managing APS, and proposing business cases for in-year risk-based funding.
  • Ongoing management of the APS risk process to include risk updates, scoring, heat maps, and waivers.
  • Producing local improvement plans (procedural and investment) to ensure that the area business plan and regulatory targets are met.
  • Work with the operational team and contractors to design and plan solutions for risks. Includes management of contractors effectively to deliver projects on time and within budget.
  • Providing an interface between Operations, Major Projects, and Capital Delivery for site improvement schemes.
  • Providing technical input to maintain site operating manuals, site-specific procedures, site schematics, and other controlled documents.
  • Provide technical support for complex, non-routine work, when requested by the operational team. This includes but is not limited to fault-finding in the treatment process, assisting in reviewing method statements or creating safe systems of works and isolation procedures.
  • Liaising with asset management to inform AMP7 capital investment needs.
  • Identifying asset optimisation opportunities to drive down £/ML.
  • Liaising with Control teams to identify and support control strategy optimisation.
  • Required to participate in an out of hour’s event coordinator rota, responding to calls and addressing issues raised.

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

  • We are keen to see applicants who have relevant work experience within water production or are educated with ONC/HNC or equivalent in a field related to technical specialism.
  • Corporate membership of a relevant professional body is also a desirable quality but not essential. Suitable applicants will be able to deliver against stretching operational targets, possess broad business knowledge and demonstrable commercial acumen.
  • You will have good interpersonal and communication skills; both written and verbal.
  • You will also be fully competent at using in-house IT systems and Office software and will be conversant with industry-standard optimisation techniques.
  • Due to the nature of this role you are required to have a valid full driving licence.

What’s in it for you

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the 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. 

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.  Click here to find out more about working at Thames Water

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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