Who are we?

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km’s of pipes, to keep taps flowing and toilets flushing. We are an essential service and have operated throughout the Covid19 pandemic. 

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.

What you will be doing

As the Civil Asset Condition Team Leader for wastewater, you will lead the condition assessment process for large civil assets within the business. 

You will define, manage, and support in the undertaking and reporting of conditional assessment of all large civil assets and support in the definition of remedial works and investment requirements.  You will act as a technical lead for civil condition assessment on wastewater assets and provide an overview for corporate governance in this area.

You will manage, guide and support a team of 5-10 engineers to achieve agreed objectives, providing leadership and development and wider support of the Reservoir Safety Team.  You will be responsible for ensuring that there is a strong focus within the team on health and safety.

Working in a collaborative team, the areas of accountability include:

  • Define the set of civil assets within the wastewater business and implement an appropriate condition assessment and inspection programme
  • Provide an overview of civil asset conditions for the business to inform the corporate governance processes
  • Undertake asset inspections, produce technical reports, and define remedial requirements resulting from asset inspections
  • Monitor and report on the performance of the assessment condition programme against key performance indicators and other relevant measures, taking corrective action as necessary
  • Implement business and technical developments to improve business performance
  • Develop policies, standards, systems, and processes in asset condition assessment and provide the business with guidance and support relating to asset assessment

We’re looking for you to:

  • Be a credible leader with the drive and energy to deliver, leading and supporting your team, driving a culture of safety and performance management across all teams
  • Have a civil engineering degree or equivalent working knowledge. It would be great if you are a member of the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to clearly interact with our stakeholders, team members and colleagues
  • Be competent with the use of complex IT systems and standard office software, including SAP
  • Have a full driving licence as you will be required to travel as part of the role

What’s in it for you?

This role offers a great opportunity to work with a broad set of unique assets varying in ages from the 1600s to the modern day. You will be responsible for a newly created team within Thames Water which will lead the way on asset condition assessment.

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.

We’re proud of the positive ways of working we have adopted during the pandemic. We want to create a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles, we are moving to a hybrid approach where we will provide options around working from our offices, our operational sites and home dependent on role/team/individual. This will be discussed during the assessment process.

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 and we are a Times Top 50 Employer for Women.

You can find out more in our working for us section of our website.