Water Resources and Production Site Manager (381_20SWW)
South West Water
Okehampton, Devon, United Kingdom
2d ago

South West Water

is part of Pennon Group, a successful and stable business which prides itself on sustainability. We provide reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and waste water services for a population of c.

1.7 million in Cornwall, Devon, and parts of Somerset and Dorset.

We believe that by investing in the future of our region, we are not only improving the quality of life for today’s residents and visitors but are also taking responsibility for future generations.

Responsibility for the environment is central to this. Our aim is to continually drive up standards, particularly in the areas that matter most to our customers.

Our core values which are essential to our success are :

  • Trusted - We do the right thing for our customers and stakeholders.
  • Collaborative - We forge strong relationships working together to make a positive impact.
  • Responsible - We keep our promises to our customers, communities and each other.
  • Progressive - We are always looking for new ways to improve and make life better.
  • We know that the support and commitment of our staff is key to our success so you will receive the opportunity for ongoing development and training for a long term career with us.

    We’re one of the largest companies in the South West and are proud to have been awarded Investors in People recognition.

    In return, we offer an excellent range of benefits which include : free car parking at the majority of our sites, company Sharesave Scheme, childcare support, and various health benefits.

    About the role :

    As our Water Resources and Production Site Manager, you will provide operational management of water resources, water treatment works and sludge treatment / recycling assets.

    You will ensure workforce development and competence is maintained, as well as ensuring ODI Performance targets are achieved by supplying our customers with a high-quality product in a sustainable manner that meets both internal and external customer service standards.

    Responsibilities as our Water Resources and Production Site Manager will include :

  • Ensuring that compliance with the water quality standard ODI is achieved
  • Ensuring the Taste, Odour and Discoloured Water contact / 1000 population ODI target is achieved
  • Managing area resources and Treatment Team to optimise asset performance and promote investment submissions to deliver asset improvements
  • Ensuring budgets are delivered with investigation and recommendations
  • Ensuring that the Quality Management System is effectively maintained for the Drinking Water Services function
  • Ensuring the DWS team and partner / contractors manage the installation of all apparatus in accordance with Company standards
  • Liaising with the Central Energy team and DWS Process Engineer to ensure energy efficiency and carbon reduction targets are delivered locally
  • Ensuring all operational activities associated with reservoir safety and surveillance are completed to comply with the Reservoir Act 1975
  • Ensuring Drinking Water Services activities and those of the partner organisations have no adverse impact on the environment
  • Ensuring effective liaison with Central Procurement, with regard to pricing and performance of suppliers
  • What we are looking for in our Water Resources and Production Site Manager :

  • Degree / HND in a relevant subject with experience in the Water Industry. Degree preferred
  • Proven experience in a relevant role from an operating environment / industry
  • Proven ability of managing a team, or supervisory experience, and proven leadership ability
  • Proven ability in decision making, and planning and managing work in deploying resource effectively
  • The ability to present complicated information in a concise and understandable manner
  • Proven ability to effectively use computer and corporate systems
  • Someone who can assume personal responsibility for achieving required results, and produce a high level of high-quality work
  • Someone who works effectively with little guidance or supervision
  • Full UK Driver’s License
  • An effective collaborator who builds and maintains cooperative working relationships
  • The ability to cope with a high workload
  • Closing date : 29th November 2020

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