Strategy Support (Conditional Allowance)

Reading - Clearwater Court - RG1 8DB

About the role:

Reporting into the Strategy Lead, as the Strategy Support, you will contribute to the development and implementation of a Strategic Asset Management Plan, which sets out how our assets will be managed to achieve objectives including:

  • the expected levels of performance in specific areas.
  • how these will be achieved.
  • how the optimum asset interventions will be determined and key accountabilities.

You will be involved in the documentation and maintenance of key asset class intervention methodologies and long-term investment strategies, writing in detail the processes as determined by the Strategy Lead.

You will contribute to the programme working towards ISO 55001 accreditation and supports the development and implementation of a continuous improvement plan for the asset management system.

Providing support for programme reporting to both internal and external stakeholders, this role gives you the opportunity to be involved in engagement and collaboration with stakeholders across the business.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Contribute to the development of a Strategic Asset Management Plan.
  • Contribute to the documentation of key Water Asset Strategies/Long term asset plans.
  • Document key investment methodologies and processes.
  • Contribute towards the Asset Management system development.
  • Undertake ISO55001 audits in accordance with the audit programme.
  • Support in the documentation of continuous improvement plans for Asset Management.

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

  • Educated to degree level with outstanding role-specific experience.
  • Strategic long-term thinker.
  • Working knowledge of Asset Management.
  • Prior experience in water investment planning is desirable.
  • Self-starting, resilient, and tenacious under pressure.
  • A great team player with the ability to liaise with multiple stakeholders across the business, who is competent at using the appropriate company IT systems.

What’s in it for you?

A key support role within a newly formed team within Asset Management, this unique opportunity gives you the ability to contribute on to the Strategic Asset Management plan which sets out how our assets will be managed at Thames Water and document how Asset Management works.

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

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About us:

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 wastewater. 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 regions 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, welcoming applications from all walks of life to join our diverse team. We’re also leading the way with our award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.


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