Who are we?

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes. 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.

The role and what you will be doing:

A fantastic opportunity to become part of the Capital Delivery Project Management Team and to have overall responsibility for a large, complex part of the programme.

As the Senior Project Manager, you will be the single point of accountability and management for the delivery of several projects within the London Water or Wastewaster Infrastructure (below-ground works) programme whilst directing and developing people in a culture of accountability and achievement.

This will be achieved by managing and assuring the performance of contractors and service providers to deliver project outcomes to time cost and quality. This will involve working closely with and influencing of high level internal and external stakeholders.

You will have the opportunity to also plan and focus on the development and continuous improvement of the project team and supply chain, continually aiming to deliver enhanced health, safety & environment outcomes, customer delight and excellent commercial performance.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Development and delivery of optimised projects to achieve all regulatory, statutory and internal outputs, deadlines and targets. 
  • Delivery of sustainable financial out-performance against approved budgets for complex andhigh risk projects.
  • Direct a customer focussed culture continually focussing on the pursuit of excellence in service delivery to both internal and external customers for complex and high-risk projects.
  • Management of change and deal with all contract matters to achieve the optimal outcome for Thames Water.
  • Delivery of successful technical solutions that provide optimal value for money on a capital and whole life cost basis. 
  • Proactively manage project risk to minimise the final impact.
  • Ensure quality system and processes are complied with so outcomes meet all standards.
  • Achieve best practice in the safe and sustainable delivery of capital projects, as well as their subsequent operation and maintenance.
  • Provide assured compliance with statutory obligations and embed leading indicators.
  • Encourage and implement innovation from supply chain to develop a continuous improvement project culture.
  • We’re looking for you to:

  • Possess a zero-tolerance attitude on the importance of health and safety
  • Be educated to degree level with further professional or management qualifications or have outstanding role specific experience .
  • Have an excellent commercial approach and contractual awareness of project management work within Water or Waste Networks with experience in complex investment-type decisions.
  • Have a demonstrable record of managing the performance of stakeholders, contractors and suppliers
  • Be able to display a proven track record of success in the delivery of significant capital projects at a senior level.
  • Have a proven background in process improvement in design and implementation capability.
  • Be clear-thinking, positive, and calm approach to challenges that may arise.
  • Have the ability to make exposure to risk decisions with implications wider than own area.
  • What’s in it for you?

    Our competitive salary and package include:

  • Annual bonus opportunity
  • Car allowance
  •  Private healthcare
  • Excellent contributory pension
  • 26 days holiday rising to 30 with length of service
  • Wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps.
  • Referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 
  • We’re proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 

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    About us:

    As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, 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. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

    We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

    Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.

    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, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with award-winning mental health and well-being strategy.

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