Legacy Infrastructure Lead - Ref No. 151AM22

Role: Legacy Infrastructure Lead

Area: Asset Management & Sustainability

Location: Nationwide

Reference Number: 151AM22

Closing date for applications: 27 May 2022

Reporting to the IW Asset Intelligence Manager, the Legacy Infrastructure Lead, will be responsible for the strategic management of Irish Water’s responsibilities in the taking in charge (TIC) of water and wastewater service infrastructure in legacy Residential Estates and Group Schemes in accordance with the agreed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and protocols that is in place between Irish Water, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (DHLGH) and Local Authorities.

This role is responsible for the strategic management of Irish Water responsibilities for the assessment of legacy water services Developer Provided Infrastructure (DPI) solutions requirements, as part of the DHLGH multi-annual funding programme for residential estates with DPI and the integration of this programme into the existing Irish Water process.

The Legacy Infrastructure Lead will also be responsible for co-ordinating and managing the activities of the Legacy Infrastructure Team, including agents acting on Irish Waters behalf who are actively engaged in the taking in charge (TIC) of water and wastewater infrastructure in residential estates and Group Schemes and the subsequent transfer of such water services infrastructure to Irish Water ownership. The role will also include the continued development of the TIC processes and procedures to achieve a streamlined process, as well as building a culture of strategic relationship and stakeholder management across the team.. Leakage reduction is a critical responsibility for this role and to ensure the TIC of legacy water networks is in line with Irish Waters leakage reduction strategy.

The role is a key interface between Irish Water, the DHLGH and other external stakeholders to develop sustainable strategies to deliver resolutions for on-going legacy infrastructure. The strategic alignment and influence of national policies with the Water Services Strategic Plan objectives is paramount to the success of this role. Exceptional stakeholder management and proven relationship building skills will also be crucial to this role as there will be a need to manage the internal and external priorities whilst resolving escalated occurrences. This will involve being able to anticipate and take action to identify and manage relationships. Managing and making value decisions and judgements on behalf of Irish Water will be crucial in delivering solutions.