IS Development Manager

  • Job Reference: NWGJB536206
  • Date Posted: 9 October 2020
  • Location: Pity Me, Durham
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description

IS Development Manager

Full Time


Salary - £45,873 to £57,341

Location – Pity Me, Durham

We’re bringing in a new structure and way of working to our Information Services Directorate and this has created a number of new and exciting roles to help us reshape and prepare for the future and deliver amazing customer service to our customers and colleagues alike. So be part of the future and see what this role is all about.

About the role

We’ve a great opportunity to join us as an IS Development Manager who will lead a team of Software Engineers and Applications Developers to produce high quality digital products meeting the requirements of Product Families to support NWG to meet its strategic aims.

In the role you’ll drive and empower the team to produce high value outputs, removing impediments and continuously striving to make the team more efficient and remove single points of failure. You’ll be supporting the Resourcing and Operations Manager in effective prioritisation and scheduling of team's work to ensure that activities are delivered within agreed timescales.

We’re looking for you to encourage and promote knowledge transfer within the team to eliminate single points of expertise, along with effectively managing the team performance ensuring team outputs are delivered in line with team KPI's.

You’ll be ensuring that identified training is delivered to team members in a timely manner balancing operational workloads, along with identifying efficiencies and automation within the team’s processes and workflows.

We’re looking for you to support the Head of Strategy and Product in embedding an agile/product focussed delivery culture within the team, along with establishing and maintaining relationships with the key business and technology stakeholders and driving a collaborative culture across the team, suppliers and partners.

About you

We’re looking for the successful candidate to have proven experienced in resource managing a flexible pool of professionals and of leading software engineering teams in Delivery and Support. You’ll also have experience of managing external suppliers and partners, along with contract management and procurement of services.

You’ll have proven experience in the adoption of agile methodologies and how to apply the agile mindset to all aspects of their work. Unafraid to take risks, willing to learn from mistakes and appreciates the importance of agile project delivery in NWG.

We’re looking for you to have an understanding of the different phases of product delivery and is able to contribute to and plan these, along with a proven working knowledge of ITIL. You’ll have good planning skills and use of common planning and management tools (MS Project) and Microsoft development skills for SharePoint, .Net, Web development using Web content management tools and Data Warehouse development utilising ETL tools.

What we will give you

At Northumbrian Water we want you to be the best you can be and we also want you to feel it’s a great place to work. Frequently people spend their career with us, some because they’ve found their niche, others because of the opportunities to progress through the organisation.

We’re the great company we are because of our people and as our way of saying thanks, we offer a wide range of benefits and discounts to take advantage of including; buying and selling holidays, discounts and cashback offers, free fishing and cycle2work.

About us

Northumbrian Water is more than just a water company. We are one team, fulfilling many roles, working together to ensure our customers have clean, fresh, running water, whilst providing great customer service, protecting the environment, and supporting local communities.

We Live Water, all our amazing people are helping us become the national leader in the provision of sustainable water and waste water services.