Farmoor/Swinford Site Manager

£38,270 - £51,776 yearly
  • Thames Water
  • Oxfordshire, UK
  • 09 Nov, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

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.

About the role

Our overarching plan is to provide our customers with a continuous supply of safe, clean and palatable drinking water – by focusing on our five key priorities – our people, health & safety, water quality, risk & resilience, and efficiency.

This role presents an exciting opportunity to lead the operation of Farmoor and Swinford WTW sites that together produce millions of litres of water each day. This is a pivotal time for Farmoor and Swinford Water Treatment Works and as such, this is a high-profile role, with significant opportunity.

This is a diverse and fast-paced role where no two days will be the same. It provides a fantastic opportunity to think differently about how we ensure reliability and resilience of our assets, whilst developing our people and driving a sustainable operating model. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the WTWs to ensure robust and safe operation 24/7 and also influence the future, by identifying risk and investment needs and work with internal teams to deliver solutions within the right timescales.

You will lead your team to ensure that we consistently meet our internal KPI’s as well regulatory performance measures and performance commitments. You will be responsible for the performance management of your team of shift Process Controllers and Site Technicians, ensuring the competence of individuals through coaching and training to maximise their potential.

Health and safety is at the centre of everything we do and as such you will be responsible for implementing this within your site and your teams as well as being Controller of Premises.

Key to the role is collaboration and stakeholder engagement, both within and outside of Water Production

Main Accountabilities

  • Meet the production plan for the area by ensuring asset availability and collaborating with systems optimisation, water quality and the production technical team
  • Monitor, report and take action against key performance indicators (KPIS) for the reliability and resilience of our asset base, capability of our people and sustainable operation of our sites and network.
  • Lead a collaborative and capable team that inherently drives performance, enhancing employee engagement and promoting a strong health and safety culture.
  • Ensure your team have the capacity, capability, competence and confidence to undertake their tasks and activities. Ensure robust performance management is in place but actively support development; ensuring appropriate succession plans are in place to maintain a continuity of operational support.
  • Deliver to budget and meet efficiency targets
  • Identify risks and ensure resilience across your sites and team. You’ll also liaise with senior stakeholders and operational teams to address any asset failures, water quality failures and demand and supply issues that arise.
  • Contribute and deliver water production continuous improvement projects and efficiency projects in conjunction with wider project teams.
  • Ensure we maintain a harmonious relationship with our customers
  • Maintain legal compliance in relation to people, asset and process at your sites and be Controller of Premises for Farmoor and Swinford WTW and Farmoor Reservoir.

We are looking for you to have

  • Demonstrable process or operational management experience with strong skills in operational leadership, finance, health and safety and stakeholder engagement. You will be able to deliver against stretching operational targets and must be commercially astute.
  • Operational knowledge of water production would be an advantage
  • Strong people and performance management skills. You will have a passion for driving positive behaviours within your team and across the site.
  • Experience with managing H&S in a site-based environment. NEBOSH or IOSH qualification, or equivalent is desirable.
  • Excellent organisational skills, a keen eye for detail and able to prioritise.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills - both written and verbal are essential for the role. You will demonstrate confidence to present to and to influence Leaders in the organisation at all levels.
  • Strong computer skills are also desirable.
  • A valid driving licence is required in order to travel to different sites.

What’s in it for you:

This is a diverse and fast-paced role where no two days will be the same. It provides a fantastic opportunity to think differently about how we ensure reliability and resilience of our assets, whilst developing our people and driving a sustainable operating model.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme. 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. Click here to find out more about working at Thames Water

salary: £38,270 to £51,776 depending on your level of experience

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