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Facilities and estates manager

Thames Water
Date Posted
5th November 2018
Transport & Logistics
£58,000 to £65,000 Per Annum

What is the purpose of the role?

Thames Water is the largest water and waste water supply company in the UK with over 3,000 properties; we are looking for a key individual to work as part of the Operational Projects and Logistics Team. As Head of Facilities Management and you will be responsible for the internal team and ownership of high profile recently outsourced Facilities Management and Hard FM Building Maintenance Contracts. You will drive and champion health & safety across the department and wider business unit.

What makes this role unique?

This is an opportunity to make a real difference aligning property and facilities strategies across the Thames estate. This role plays a huge importance to our business and will be responsible for a budget of circa £8.5m pa opex and £10- £12m pa opex with 5 to 6 direct reports, and an outsourced team of approx. 20.

What will this role involve?

A key focus in this role is to lead and champion the customer experience, making recommendations for streamlining and improvement at every opportunity.

Partner engagement is key, and you will have a real focus on building new and strengthening existing relationships.

You will be accountable for all financial and commercial performance and will be expected to closely monitor the contractor performance, along with the development of a continuous improvement plan.

In addition to developing and improving current performance, the opportunity exists to design and implement the strategy for the next procurement cycle.

What are we looking for?

The successful candidate will be commercially aware and have experience of account managing high value contracts. You will have a strong engagement style, demonstrating excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills. Experience of leading change initiatives within leading edge organisations would be highly desirable; you must be open to change and confident in putting new ideas forward to senior level stakeholders. You will have excellent contractual awareness of outsourced facilities and buildings maintenance contracts and the ability to drive performance and innovation. Excellent knowledge of health and safety and driving performance at all business levels is also essential.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based in Reading and is offering a salary up to £65,000. On top of our competitive salary package, you will also receive a competitive bonus, car allowance, private healthcare and an industry leading pension scheme. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year. This operational role will involve travel to contractor sites across the Thames Valley and London for approximately half the working week, therefore a clean driving license is essential.

About Thames Water

Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.

We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 19/11/2018.

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