Area Manager – Network Operations

up to  £47,279 per annum
Closing date: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 23:00

About the role

The Water Network Team at Northumbria Water have recently undertaken a restructure based on the exciting challenges that lie ahead of us. This restructure is seen as our foundation to help us to play our part to deliver on the 14 ambitious goals which,our plan 2020  €“ 2025.

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Working flexibly within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you €™ll lead, inspire and direct a team of field based technicians to safely and competently manage, maintain and operate our comprehensive water network and deliver world class customer service. You €™ll support our teams to meet and exceed our goals focussed around making sure everyone gets home safely every day, employee well-being, strict water quality measures, delivering efficiencies against budget, reducing leakage, maintaining supplies, working to environmental compliance and delivering world-class customer service.

Within the Water Network team we encourage empowerment as part of our engagement strategy and you will be given the support, training and skills needed to make on the spot decisions enabling you to work and think smarter while feeling confident in the decisions you make. The successful candidates will play a key role in ensuring a proactive approach to support our wider water network team as well as many other stakeholders within the company.

About you

The successful candidate will have well established operational leadership skills at a senior level with experience of managing operational field based teams. A proven track record of working in a reactive environment, displaying a sound technical and operational awareness is also essential.

You will have excellent communication and customer service skills and have a desire to work flexibly in a fast paced environment.

Experience of coaching and developing teams, while installing a mind-set and culture of working safely and the ability to think on your feet and make effective decisions quickly is also large part of this role.

You €™ll have proven experience in budget control and driving performance and have strong, pragmatic problem solving skills.

We €™re looking for our leaders to be passionate, innovative and creative along with the ability to successfully lead change through leadership.

Ideally the successful candidate will be degree qualified.

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, workplace ISA 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.

Closing date: 21 June 2019

Interviews to be held w/c: 15 July 2019

Open to internal and external candidates

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