Thames Water Contract
About the role:
Are you an accomplished Transformation Finance Lead who is ready to support our new and inspiring Water Networks Transformation team to set the direction for change? This is a fantastic opportunity to fundamentally change how we operate and set ourselves up for future success. You will do this by harnessing the passion of our people and technology advancements to support our transformational journey and ambition.
This role is critical to our AMP7 Plan and future success of our Water Networks business, making changes to both our service and delivery to achieve our Purpose of which we are very proud, “to deliver life’s essential service, so our customers, communities and the environment can thrive”.
We are key workers, committed to our Values, reaching higher and being better every day to achieve our Purpose under these challenging circumstances, doing the best for our customers and the environment.
The Water Network delivery approach is radically changing in the next few years. With Customer Experience and Delivery Efficiency at its core, the Transformation will look at new and innovative ways to deliver the services required with a balance between internal and external outsource activities. This role will be critical in looking at understanding the internal business requirements and helping define, source, contract those activities that should be delivered by the 3rd Party Supply Chain.
This role is to lead the Economics, Business Case and Benefits workstream, which sits within the Water Networks Transformation Programme (WNTX). WNTX seeks to radically transform the Water Networks operating model, end-to-end. This workstream’s primary objective is to build the economic case for transformation (i.e. an overall business case), and provide confidence around its delivery through a benefits realisation plan, to support Executive decision making.
This is a leadership role which serves as the ‘financial conscience’ for the programme through high support and high challenge. It will require a mix of analytical and stakeholder management skills. The successful candidate will work closely with the workstream leads and other stakeholders to ensure there is a robust business case behind all proposed changes and the benefits are underwritten by robust delivery plans. The duration of the contract will be 18 months.
Prepare the business case proposal (BCP) to support the final Go/No-Go decision on implementation. Prepare interim drafts to support decisions at intermediate milestones where required
Create a benefits realisation plan (BRP)
Support PMO Director and Workstream Leads in developing the benefits measurement framework (BMF)
Establish and maintain the TX Programme budget and reporting
Support the PMO Director on the creation of a Programme Charter
Best practice leadership
Governance, reporting and ad hoc support
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
What’s in it for you:
This is a rare opportunity to make a real difference to a business and cultural transformation. You will be a leader in a programme that is fundamental to the success of Thames Water and one of our key business priorities for the next AMP.
This is an exciting and challenging time for our business as a whole and the water industry. A backdrop of climate change and population growth is putting pressure on our existing water resources and in turn driving the need for a series of significant investments in our assets. The projects we will develop and deliver in the next 5 to 15 years, will leave a lasting legacy for future generations across London, the South East and the UK.
Our competitive salary and package include a competitive bonus, car allowance, private healthcare, an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday. There is also a 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.
We also have a 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.
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.
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……. click apply for full job details