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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 Covid-19 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

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Outage Manager this can be based in the London or Thames Valley Area. As the successful candidate, your role will be to lead the strategic delivery of all planned outages across the Water Production systems.   As well as balancing the uninterrupted supply of safe clean drinking water to our customers and the delivery of all capital, inspection and operational projects and programmes. 

The role will successfully work across senior stakeholders within Water Production, Capital Delivery, DMC, system operations and others to enable.  The role will involve interaction with external stakeholders, including Drinking Water Inspectorate, the Environment Agency and others.

Main Accountabilities will be

  • The senior accountable person who owns the coordination and delivery of all Water Production activities and responsibilities required for the successful delivery of an extremely complex capital delivery programme
  • Engage with and develop a high performing network at all levels within Water Production and other parts of Operations
  • Ensure that the outage programme is agile and able to respond to changes in operational or capital delivery circumstances – ensuring a continued supply of potable water to customers whilst maximising the efficiency of the capital programme
  • Work with all levels within Water Production to improve site engagement and develop and deliver a deliverable outage programme that meets the needs of Thames water and its customers.
  • Responsible for project planning stage to ensure dependencies and assumptions are in place to successfully ensure completion of outages.
  • Work with key internal and external stakeholders to develop and deliver the long term outage plan
  • As the owner of the Water Production Outage programme identify, predict, and address all risks and issues well before they become blockers for the
  • Develop outage plans with key stakeholders to ensure H&S and public health is maintained throughout the programme.
  • Lead a supportive learning environment that transparently identifies and learns lessons after each outage

We’re looking for you to:

  • Have significant operational and project management experience.
  • Be able to Demonstrative capability with risk-based and analytical decision making.
  • Ability to think logically and problem solve alongside the local team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated at all levels of the business.
  • Good business knowledge and ability to think strategically across the organisation.
  • Ability to devise compelling business cases for enabling activities.
  • Good Microsoft Office skills.
  • Proven ability to manage as well as Coach a team
  • Driving licence essential.

What’s in it for you?

We can offer the successful candidate flexible location(s). 

To be successful in this role you must have the Ability to work flexibly when required – most projects are site-based, and you will be required to travel across the region.

Our competitive salary and package include a competitive bonus, car allowance, private healthcare, an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday. There is also a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review,

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.