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Bath, Somerset Wessex Water
We describe ourselves as a 'community within a community' here at Wessex Water, and the Sustainable Operations and Engineering team is no exception.
With the next asset management programme on the horizon, we are expanding our programme management capability and are looking for you to make a positive impact on our assets to proactively improve the environment and protect human health.
Our Programme Managers are encouraged to have a voice and be free-thinking and empowered by owning the delivery of a portfolio of water-related schemes through optioneering, design, construction, and commissioning.
What you'll do
Reporting to the Programme Director for Bioresources, you will be responsible for leading, managing and coordinating a team of Programme Managers to meet the objectives of the business within the agreed target dates and authorised costs.
You will have full responsibility for Bioresources schemes throughout the various phases of the project delivery process. You will do this within the agreed timescales and budget, working on projects valued (on average) at £40m across five sites.
You will engage with multiple stakeholders, lead by example by guiding and motivating the programme and project management teams, and deliver the required outputs in line with current business needs.
With several direct reports, your role as Senior Programme Manager will inherit the management of a multi-disciplinary project delivery team, including design consultants, internal civils, mechanical, electrical and environmental resources, as well as the external supply chain and stakeholders.
You will be managing the delivery of the programme to achieve the required outputs for safety, the environment, time, quality, and cost. You'll also be doing this while attaining the high standards of work we are renowned for.
You will be negotiating contracts to deliver the best value across the business to achieve the most cost-effective and sustainable solutions possible, while also managing and balancing risk throughout.
In addition, you will ensure the effective management of risk at project and programme levels, as well as delivering innovative cost-effective sustainable solutions whilst demonstrating continuous improvement.
You will have complete ownership of the programme of schemes that you are responsible for and will have the full support and guidance of the business.
What you'll need
As a self-sufficient manager with an engineering background, you will have previous experience delivering a multi-million-pound portfolio and will have worked within the water industry or a similar environment.
In addition, you will have:
• experience working with sludge technology and biogas systems • worked effectively with stakeholders at all levels to ensure the successful delivery of a capital programme of works • led and managed several direct reports • managed a project team with multi-disciplinary functions • worked within a regulated or framework-led organisation • delivered effectively and on time to key milestones.
What you'll receive
• Total pension contributions up to 20%. • Career progression and professional development opportunities. • 25 days' holiday rising to 28 with length of service. • The opportunity to buy up to ten days' holiday and sell up to five every year. • A healthcare package that allows you to claim back healthcare costs. • A performance related bonus. • A car allowance. • Life assurance of up to eight times your salary. • A new electric car in exchange for part of your gross salary. • Cashback and discounts from more than 3,000 retailers. • One paid volunteering day each year. • Enhanced family leave and pay arrangements. • An interactive health and wellbeing platform. • Support from mental health first aiders. • A £1,000 referral fee if you recommend someone to work for us.
Who we are
We are one of the top-performing water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, serving 2.9 million people across the South West.
The work we do goes beyond providing an essential public service. We also aim to have a positive impact on the communities we serve and the natural environment.
Our people tell us Wessex Water is a great place to work, which is why so many of them stay with us! You will have the opportunity to develop and progress your career, while also receiving health and wellbeing support.
We also continue to promote diversity and inclusion - with that in mind, all applicants are welcome. We are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a Disability Confident Employer.
This is an exciting opportunity to join us and if you would like to be part of our journey, we would love to hear from you. Please do not hesitate to let us know about any additional support you may need.
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