About the role:

We’re looking for a high calibre Project Manager to join the Performance and Risk Team to deliver projects Water Networks.  You will be responsible for implementing and embedding improvement projects and initiatives to deliver measurable and sustainable efficiencies across the whole of Water Networks. Furthermore, you will use your inquisitive and ingenuity nature to identify further improvement projects, largely to reduce the cost to serve.

You will be managing a portfolio of projects through the entire project lifecycle from outline conception through design, delivery, and handover. As Project Manager, you will be the main point of contact for external customers, project team members and internal stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities:

  • You will develop on a well-established portfolio of over £10m of cost efficiency projects, to expand a defined methodology of cost efficiency in Water Networks into new workstreams, where you will identify and implement the areas of growth
  • Excellent communications with strong interpersonal skills are essential alongside the ability to influence high level internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify the root cause(s) using root cause analysis and develop data-led solutions from this
  • Ability to work under pressure and effectively prioritise conflicting requirements
  • Accountable for the maintenance of all project governance documentation in support of effective project delivery and implementation as well as any potential audits.
  • Responsible for the provision of appropriate reporting and tracking of programme performance against milestone plans, delivery outputs and any relevant KPIs, ODI or other established success criteria.
  • Management of multiple stakeholders, developing sustainable, long-lasting relationships across all areas of the internal business and across supply interruptions.
  • You will be flexible and adaptable within the role

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

  • Self-motivation, drive and pragmatism are critical, as is a proven track record of successful delivery of projects. 
  • We are seeking a tenacious and resilient individual with the ability to work with confidence in a challenging, reactive environment.  We are looking for a candidate with an innovative and proactive approach to problem-solving with a track record of delivering people, process and technology change projects.
  • You will be comfortable adapting your communication style to delivery teams as well as more corporate senior stakeholders, and you will display demonstrable experience of this.
  • The ability to balance operational demand and strategic thinking is vital to ensure so you will be able to influence decisions to help shape what we do every day and in terms of planning for the future.  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.

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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 an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.


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