Water Resource Planning Manager, Infrastructure - Sussex, Worthing, BN111
In the first half of 2014, Southern Water combined their Asset Management and Capital delivery operations to create one Infrastructure Directorate, a new and exciting phase in the planned transformation in the business. This new operating model has been established to deliver significant efficiency savings. In addition, Infrastructure is developing an in-house Engineering & Technical capability to provide optimal whole-life cost solutions to satisfy investment needs and customer & business outcomes.
As part of its strategic delivery for the next five year business plan (AMP6) six sub-divisions have been created:
• Water Quality & Environmental Policy
• Strategic Planning
• Integrated Planning
• Investment Programme Management
• Engineering & Technical Solutions
As a result of this restructuring initiative, the company has created a substantial number of new roles and responsibilities. New roles have been designed to maximise capability, unlock engineering potential, attract and retain talent in the business, driving efficiencies and collaboration, thereby revitalising our future.
A key role within the Strategic Planning team is a Water Resource Planning Manager who will be responsible for the development of the Water Resource Management Plan (WRMP) for 25 years and its contribution outcome delivery strategies and five to 25 year investment plans to provide 'A constant supply of high quality drinking water' for our customers.
• Development and implementation of a new capability for water supply demand planning including WRMP, and development, coordination and review of Southern Water resource strategy
• Business cases for WRMP and where necessary cases to demonstrate "cost effective" or "disproportionate" cost for Defra, Ofwat, DWI or Environment Agency
• Fostering best practice in WRMP planning in accordance with regulatory guidance
• Preparation of submissions to the Regulators that are both persuasive and effective in securing company objectives
The post holder will have a degree in science or engineering; a post graduate qualification in science or engineering, for example Hydrology, Water Resource Engineering is desirable.
You will have experience of working at senior level and will have significant experience in WRMP and a track record of completing multi-disciplinary work programmes to time and quality. You will also have experience in internal and external engagement for the production of regulatory submissions and in developing a high performing team.
This role will be based at Southern Water's Durrington offices, Worthing.
If you are talented we should be talking!
Southern Water is an equal opportunities employer and, therefore, does not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender or disability and complies with all relevant UK legislation.
All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. You will need to provide evidence of eligibility (e.g. a passport or long birth certificate and proof of NI) and current proof of address (dated within the last 3 months), will be required as part of the recruitment process. If you do not meet these criteria your application will not be considered.
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