West Area Lead Asset Management

2022-05-10 15:00:542023-03-05Alexander Associates
Job TypeContract
AreaKent, London and the Home CountiesKentLondon and the Home CountiesKent/Remote
SectorWaterWater - MechanicalWater - Electrical & ICAWater - CivilWater - ProcessWater - Other Water
Salary£50-£60 per hour. Outside IR35
Start DateASAP
Job Ref31619
Job Views41
Our client is looking for a self-motivated, committed, structured and organised with experience and understanding of the specific areas that their role is required to deliver (see below). 

They should work to key regulatory deadlines and demonstrate task prioritisation.

They should be able to demonstrate strategic and lateral thinking, being able to draw conclusions and make recommendations after reviewing and investigating multiple quantitative and qualitative data sources. 

They should  be proactive, and have solid leadership, relationship, communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to successfully present at Head of Service and Board level.They will also be adept at writing complex reports.

They should have a good understanding of an asset intensive industry (ideally Water) and associated technical and practical experience is critical.

Specific responsibilities
  • Lead on Business Plan (Periodic Review PR24) investment stream development for specific geographical area, alongside other two Area Leads (Sussex and Kent)  on behalf of Asset Management
  • Investigate and define future objectives for their  resource zones, linked to the overall AM Policy, Strategy and Corporate Plan, with a roadmap for developing capability to move to this future state
  • Review overall policy and strategies, and corporate plan objectives with their geographical area, understanding key risks, issues and constraints systematically and develop prioritised list of investigations. 
  • Define analytical investigations for Asset Performance to undertake in support of schemes for the price review
  • Working with Asset Planning and Network Strategy teams, identify  key underlying asset, treatment and network issues and opportunities, to then  scope and sponsor feasibility and optioneering studies ( by others)  to define proposed ways forward to mitigate such risks, using the costed results to recommend future investment and build business cases for AMP8 and future business plans
  • Lead and manage identified feasibility studies and costings to be developed by internal and external parties.
  • Work with other Area Leads and Project Manager to maintain overall programme for the PR24 work within Asset Management.
  • Review and update area strategies annually (small updates) with key stakeholder engagement
  • Develop targeted strategies to deliver the AM vision, ensuring optimised asset and system performance and maximised asset life – e.g. M&E, Civil Structures, tanks, instrumentation, valves and other ancillaries, etc. 
Generic responsibilities within the PR24/Policy and Strategy Team
  • Use appropriate techniques, supported by Asset Planning to investigate and define the proposed interventions outlined in the strategy
  • Working with Asset Informaton and Asset Performance teams, investigate and understand how to apply impacts of asset, process, and site criticality based on system understanding.
  • Understand the impact of proposed strategies on budget/costs, resources, capability, suppliers etc
  • Present and obtain approval of proposed strategies, and then work with stakeholders within the business to ensure implementation across the company.
  • Ensure  implementation of the defined strategy, ensuring ongoing monitoring and reporting on compliance through the development and implementation of lead key performance indicators (KPI’s)
  • Working with the Innovation Strategy lead and Maintenance Strategy Lead, consider innovative techniques and opportunities as part of asset maintenance strategies and ensure processes align with best practice
  • Develop and maintain appropriate stakeholder relationships.
  • Consider options and opportunities available through the supply chain
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