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Asset Operations Lead - Ref No. 37AOUET23

Role: Asset Operations Lead

Area: Asset Operations

Location: South West Region

Reference Number: 37AOUET23

Closing date for applications: 02 May 2023

The Asset Operations function, in the Chief Operating Officer's Directorate, forms the cornerstone of service delivery to customers, protecting the environment and meeting regulatory standards as well as managing the majority of operational expenditure. The Asset Operations function has responsibility for operational and maintenance strategy, policies, planning and standard operating procedures for Water and Wastewater operations both nationally and regionally, ensuring that value for money and customer service is delivered.

The Asset Operations Management functional area, is responsible for the national delivery of water & wastewater operational services through the operation, inspection, maintenance and repair of the water and wastewater network and treatment assets.

The Integration & Management Team will be responsible for the operational management of water and wastewater treatment and network assets and the associated delivery of water and wastewater services through operational, maintenance and repair activities. It will also be responsible for supporting strategic change initiatives and the standing up of new ways of working.

The Asset Operations Leads will be responsible for the initial oversight of operations and maintenance and coordination of event response, working very closely with other IW functions and with Local Authorities via a Change Management Liaison Group and a renewed Contract for Services.

They will have direct line management of field based teams and will be responsible for the implementation of the Employer's policies and procedures in relation to HSQE at Work, Incident Reporting and management of Operational Contractors working on our Assets and Networks.

They will support Asset Maintenance and Minor Capital programmes in terms of ensuring that they are facilitated by Asset Operations. They will also identify operational standards deficits and areas for improvement and will coordinate the investment processes.

The Asset Operations Lead will report directly to the Water or Wastewater Regional Operations & Maintenance Manager.

While it is our intention to have roles streamed either water or wastewater consistently across the country in future, initially there may be a requirement to work in water and wastewater depending on the requirements of your location.