Investment Data Analyst

  • Job Reference: 37842
  • Date Posted: 5 July 2024
  • Employer: idibu
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £40,000 to £55,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Exciting opportunity alert! Seeking an Investment Analyst to facilitate collaboration between Asset Management, Finance, and Operations. Responsibilities include data analysis, supporting Outcome Optimization Managers, and shaping the investment portfolio direction. Stay tuned for updates on regulatory performance, geographical areas, and asset systems.

What you’ll be doing as an Investment Data Analyst
  • Be responsible for supporting the development and successful implementation of the 5-year current investment plans. Partnering with internal stakeholders (e.g. Delivery Teams, Finance, Strategy and Regulation) to ensure a financially balanced investment plan in line with regulatory drivers and expected outcomes & performance.
  • Provide practical support to key business stakeholders as they build annual budgets and quarterly forecasts.
  • Ensure all plans address business and customer needs and align with Thames Water 2050 vision.
  • Contribute to the development of investment decision-making processes that are by industry best practices and national standards such as ISO55001.
  • Support internal governance processes to ensure projects & programmes can be approved for delivery as efficiently as possible through standard ‘stage gates’.
  • Provide support to shape and finalise forecasting cycles and the annual budgeting process.
  • Provide support to continually rebalance the investment portfolio in response to changes/developments and real-time feedback from Delivery Teams.
  • Ensure the live programme is managed effectively and efficiently by developing MI to highlight emerging business issues.
  • Liaise with strategic programme leads to ensure complete portfolio visibility is available to key stakeholders, which aligns with the developing strategic programme model. 
  • Where changes to the investment portfolio are required, implement through appropriate change control procedures.
  • Assist with the development of the rolling medium-term investment plans and regulatory business plans where required.
This role will be hybrid-based at Clearwater Court; you will be required to work at our offices and sites as the business requires.

36 hours a week, Monday to Friday.

What you should bring to the role
  • Enthusiastic about putting our customers first every day.
  • Operated within an asset management/portfolio management role, ideally within the utilities sector.
  • Demonstrable track record of developing and managing capital investment programmes through several business planning cycles.
  • Commercial solid/financial track record developed within a multi-stakeholder and regulated environment.
  • Financial acumen, management accounting or Programme Management Office (PMO) experience would be advantageous.
  • SAP cost planning experience may also be an advantage.
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary from £40,000 to £55,000 per annum.
  • 26 days holiday per year, increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Our benefits hub, which is packed with offers and information to save money and support your well-being, is part of a wider benefits scheme.

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, backgrounds, 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.