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Water Production Manager (O912113)

Isle of Man


Salary DOE plus benefits package

Full time / Permanent

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Job description


Our Client are a leading Utilities business with a dedicated team delivering safe, reliable and economic multi-utility supplies and services (electricity, clean water, waste water collection and treatment, natural gas transmission and telecoms). They are now seeking an experienced Water Production Manager to join their team as they progress a major capital modernisation programme.

Reporting to the Head of Water, the Water Production Manager will be responsible for the safe and effective maintenance and operation of the Above Ground Water Assets, from Catchment Area, Impounding Reservoirs, Water Treatment Works to the Pumping Stations. Wider duties will include:

  • Lead the team of staff who manage, monitor, optimise and operate the organisation's above ground water assets in order to meet statutory duties and responsibilities
  • Support the Head of Water in promoting the organisation's Vision, Values and Objectives
  • Ensure the adequacy of, and look to improve, Risk Assessments and Safe Working Procedures that are in place and promote a culture of continuous improvement
  • Be a key participant in the maintenance of the ISO 9001.2015 certification
  • Be prepared to be a significant contributor to a restructure of the Water production function and key contributor in the Supply Resilience sub group
  • Provide technical expertise to assist in delivering the capital programme including developing and maintaining a capital plan for the above ground assets
  • Actively manage, reduce and mitigate the risk and the consequence of service failure
  • Monitor and assess the performance of the two Water Treatment works and identify operational maintenance and investment requirements
  • Work with the Reservoirs and Supply Resilience Engineer to complete small projects, both in house and by contractors
  • Develop and implement strategies and plans which improve the resilience and reliability of assets
  • Ensure that work carried out by consultants, contractors and developers on the network is carried out safely, effectively and to the appropriate standards
  • Respond to customer queries and complaints when required to do so
  • Stand in for the Head of Water when required to do so
  • Promote best practise and prioritise workloads to ensure best use of resources
  • Participate in the 24 hour emergency response unit (includes standby rota), if required

The ideal candidate for the role of Water Production Manager will have:

  • Extensive experience, knowledge and understanding of the operation and maintenance of water below ground assets
  • Technical knowledge of pumped systems, water hydraulics and work practices
  • Have a working knowledge of leakage management
  • Technical and practical knowledge of the Water Act
  • Management experience of operational front line staff
  • Experience of budgetary management
  • Knowledge and awareness of the requirement for compliance with a) Corporate Governance, b) Industry Regulations, c) The Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Be a team player and proven team leader
  • Be self-motivated and motivational to others
  • Have a successful track record of supporting / leading organisational change
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to establish effective relationships and command respect
  • Committed to continuous improvement

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