IMS Manager

  • Job Reference: 37896
  • Date Posted: 4 July 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £52,000 to £70,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Exciting opportunity alert! Join us as Thames Water's integrated management system (IMS) team manager. You will be able to spearhead developing, maintaining, and improving our management systems, ensuring external certification and seamless compliance with legal and regulatory obligations. Let's work together to embed requirements in our practices and drive operational excellence!

What you’ll be doing as a Integrated Management System (IMS)  Manager
  • Lead the Integrated Management System (IMS) team.
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining, and implementing Thames Water’s documented management systems.
  • Responsible for ensuring that documented business processes and procedures support compliance with regulations and environmental permit requirements and achieving business plans and regulatory targets.
  • Responsible for delivery of internal audit programme and assurance reporting.
  • Managed the external audit programme and maintained the external certification of the company management systems.
  • Accountable for ensuring that learning from non-conformances is embedded to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Accountable for ensuring that the team provides appropriate specialist advice and training.
  • Responsible for developing a roadmap for increasing the organisation’s maturity in asset management.
Hybrid – Clearwater Court, you will be required on-site as the business requires you to
36 hours a week, Monday – Friday

What you should bring to the role
  • STEM related Degrees / post-graduate level education (or equivalent)
  • Have a background of being a people manager of a small team.
  • Have knowledge in the management of relevant management systems (asset management, quality, environmental)
  • Have a background in external auditing.
  • Be confident in building effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Be able to support and embed change, influence, and drive the right culture and behaviours regardless of seniority or rank.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Be able to develop or have knowledge of building new management systems and achieving external certification.
  • Previous knowledge gained within the water industry and other utilities.
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary from £52,000 to £70,000 per annum.
  • This role will have a car allowance of £5,800 per annum.
  • 26 days holiday per year, increasing to 30 with the length of service (Plus bank holidays)
  • Annual Bonus.
  • Private Medical Health Care.
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.
Who are we?
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water
At Thames Water we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, background, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.