Optimisation Portfolio Manager

  • Job Reference: R10680
  • Date Posted: 15 February 2021
  • Employer: Anglian Water
  • Location: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £45,000 to £50,000
  • Sector: Project Management
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

£45k - £50k - Salary depending on experience

Home Based - Peterborough/Huntingdon/Lincoln


37 Hours

Long-term access to secure supplies of water is one of the biggest environmental and economic challenges we and the world face today. It's not an issue we can put off which is why we want to lead the way in raising awareness about how essential water is to life, people, the environment and economy.

Anglian Water is an innovative utility company always looking for ways to continue to make sure it's fit for the future. Our Optimisation Team are at the forefront of this and focus on driving efficiencies through development of our smart water network from source to tap.

We are currently looking for an Optimisation Portfolio Manager to manage a team of specialist engineers focussed on the development of innovative, system-based solutions that drive efficiency in the operational costs of our entire water system and support our water resource and leakage challenges.

The Optimisation Portfolio Manager will lead their team in the investigation and design of sustainable solutions, developing business cases that will include quantification of risk, benefit, and cost. They will then lead in ensuring effective completion through our delivery partners.

The role will look to imbed new technologies and solutions that facilitate the efficient operation of our system, enabling the Water Business Stream to deliver our annual business plan targets and multiple performance commitments, such as Leakage and Interruptions to supply whilst improving the experience of our customers every day and the communities that we serve.

Key to this will be, the ability to effectively project manage your portfolio of work, actively collaborating and communicating with the delivery routes to ensure that schemes are delivered to time, quality and cost with all projected benefits being captured, reported, and maintained.

As a valued employee, you'll be entitled to:

  • 26 days annual leave - rising with length of service

  • Flexible working

  • Competitive pension scheme - Anglian Water double-matches your contributions up to 6%

  • Bonus scheme

  • Flexible benefits to support your wellbeing and lifestyle.

What does it take to be an Optimisation Portfolio Manager?

  • Operational management experience

  • Strong technical understanding of water supply and distribution assets and processes

  • Successful identification and delivery of optimisation projects or similar

  • Proven financial management skills and ability to control a budget

  • Strong leadership skills capable of leading personnel and inspiring through change

  • Possesses strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills

  • Ability to deal with a range of stakeholders including external groups

  • Able to motivate a team and coach them ensuring continuous development

  • Strong planning and coordinating skills with the ability to foresee potential issues, risks and opportunities

  • Ability to understand and resolve problems quickly and effectively by tacking the cause not symptoms, imparting this skill onto team members and others

Why Anglian Water?

Anglian Water is not your typical water company. What we do really matters. Water is the lifeblood of our world and we're proud of the difference we make. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly love what we do!

If you're passionate about what you do and would like to make a difference then we'd love to hear from you.

Closing date: 1st March 2021