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Smart Metering Technical Lead job in Slough

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Job Ref:  e20010088a
Employer:  Thames Water
Industry:  Water
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Berkshire
City:  Slough
Post Code:  SL1
Salary:  £38000 - £45000 per annum
05/10/2016 16:49

What is the purpose of the role?

Working as the Smart Metering Technical Lead, you will be responsible for providing specialist advice on our metering assets and ensure that our smart metering programme puts assets at the heart of its delivery plans. You will deliver outstanding asset and technical advice and recommendations that support the delivery of Thames Water's Metering Programme outputs in-year, in-AMP and beyond.

What makes this role unique?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the fastest growing smart metering company who are world leaders within the industry. Smart meters will put customers in control of their bills and allow saving of water, energy and money, and rapid finding and fixing of leaks. We are looking for someone with an asset or technical mind-set and experience: you may not be a smart metering expert yet, but we want to make you one. If you have a desire for creating a smarter world where customers are better connected and informed, then this is the ideal role for you. If you are passionate about changing the way the water industry works because of the opportunities that a smart network can offer us, this is the job for you.

What will this role involve?

The Lead will:

Develop and deliver a metering asset management system (and have experience applied to organisations with technical asset bases).

Provide good-practice, innovative and future-proofed ideas to asset management processes and systems, such as ISO55000.

Have the ability to define requirements and work with IT providers to deliver, test and use asset management systems.

Carry out research into existing and new metering technology/metering data uses; carry out analysis and prepare papers as required, incorporating the views of other stakeholders as appropriate.

Develop proposals for pilots of new technology and/or ways of working and provide recommendations to enable implementation of the proposals.

Provide relevant and effective financial/ operational data analysis and interpretation.

Provide expert advice to help influence and inform colleagues/managers on operational decisions.

Conduct modelling, interpretation and forecasting of the metering asset data. Working closely with colleagues in other functions at all levels, provide insight and challenge into the operational and process owner teams or project managers.

Analyse the benefits (cost and other) and concerns of new technologies and ways of working on the outputs of the Smart and Existing Metering Programme.

Help lead the Metering Asset & Strategy Team to become a Centre of expertise and knowledge.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a graduate or equivalent who has considerable experience in an asset management or comparable environment and possess strong numerical and analytical skills. The ideal candidate will have a background in an industry or organisation with an extensive asset base. Metering (in particular smart metering) asset experience is desirable but not essential. Are you able to communicate, engage and build positive relationships across all levels of the organisation? Are you a team player who is customer-centric and works to customer first? Do you have proven influencing and communication skills and possess a high standard of written and spoken English? Do you possess excellent numerical and analytical skills? Are you data-driven but creative in your approach to work? Apply now and provide your CV and covering letter outlining your skills and experience.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based at Bulman Court in Langley, near Slough. We are offering a salary of £38,000 to £45,000, depending on skills and experience. This role is an exciting opportunity which has arisen within the Infrastructure Alliance (IA) contract with Thames Water. The role will be advertised by Thames Water, Kier, Clancy Docwra, Morrison Utility Services and J Murphy & Sons. By applying for this role, you give your consent for your application details to be shared for recruitment purposes with these companies.

About Thames Water

Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change.

We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this.

Thames Water is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 19/10/2016.

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