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Thames Water is amidst significant transformation, and we are seeking talented individuals for diverse roles in an ever-evolving environment.

As a member of the Strategic Operations and Transformation Team, you will be part of a high performing group of transformation professionals that is being relied on to deliver the critical changes needed over the next few years that will enable a step change in our operational performance.  An exciting time to join a key team delivering important change.

In this role, you'll steer essential initiatives within our Strategic Operations and Transformation team, spanning cost-efficiency, regulatory compliance, and environmental enhancements.

 You will be part of a dynamic team of transformation experts, who are pivotal in propelling operational performance to new heights.

What you’ll be doing as a Transformation Manager

  • Manage initiatives and co-ordinate all activities ensuring outcomes and timelines are maintained.
  • Create the business engagement and information required for agreement of the right activities.
  • Manage and proactively identify risks, issues, and dependencies.
  • Produce and maintain programme and project documents.
  • Develop presentations and outward reporting.
  • Provide and deliver reports, presentations, and analysis of data as necessary.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders as required to support the delivery governance.
  • Support the delivery of targeted communications back to the business to enhance engagement.

Base Location – Hybrid Clearwater Court in Reading or our offices in Slough plus travel across sites as required for projects.

Working Pattern or hours – 36 hours a week, Monday to Friday. 

What you should bring to the role

  • Self-motivation, drive and pragmatism are critical, as is a proven track record of successful delivery of complex operational projects.
  • Experience working in a similar role within water, utilities, or similar industries.
  • Experience creating and maintaining project documents.
  • Ability to work under pressure and effectively prioritise conflicting requirements.
  • A proactive and solutions focused approach to activities.
  • Ability to build cohesive relationships and influence key high level internal and external stakeholders.
  • Fully competent with all MS applications.

 What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive annual salary up to £55,000 per annum
  • Annual Leave - 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing. 

Who are we?

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive. Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water

At Thames Water we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, background, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.