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Senior Asset Management Consultant

Ref no. BHN556078
Location Bradford, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Our Water sector consultancy client is seeking a Senior Asset Management Consultant to join them in a hybrid working arrangement (Bradford/Exeter offices) or fully remotely depending on experience.

Key skills required for this role

Asset management, Client management, Price review, Strategy, Investment, Water, Wastewater

Important

Water sector experience is desirable

Job description

Our Water sector consultancy client is seeking a Senior Asset Management Consultant to join them in a hybrid working arrangement (Bradford/Exeter offices) or fully remotely depending on experience.

Our client's business was built on foundations of diversity - diversity of skills, cultures, personalities, perspectives, and experiences. This diversity unifies their team and enables them to offer holistic and innovative solutions to their clients most pressing needs. Our client is proud to have a family-like environment across their business and lives it values of growth, accountability, integrity, innovation, empathy and fun.

The role will be working with internal and external teams to provide and implement asset management guidance and best practices. This may include collaborating or leading on smaller one-off pieces of work or larger projects over an extended period of time. The role will report to a Principal Asset Management Consultant.

Responsibilities

  • Asset management covers a wide range of activities, with the focus always being the ability to provide end clients with efficient and effective approaches to managing their asset base.
  • Undertake Root cause analysis to allow informed decisions to be made on the best approach to addressing issues.
  • Review and/or define business strategies for asset intervention in order to consistently manage asset groups in an efficient way.
  • Take a holistic view of an asset including operating history, condition, maintenance etc to understand where it is in its asset life.
  • Challenge and review investment decisions to ensure they are consistent and based on robust engineering principles.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and or quality of stages within the investment process in order to allow robust and effective investment choices.
  • Understand factors that may contribute to an assets deterioration so as to be able to prioritise intervention and forecast how an asset is likely to operate in the future.
  • Balance competing business priorities in order to make informed investments that add the most value for the company.
  • Technical report writing to communicate and document important findings of a project.
  • Run workshops / meetings with clients in order to obtain key information necessary to make informed decisions on a project.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external teams to ensure understanding on areas of varying complexity.

Skills/qualifications/experience

  • Senior consultant with 5+ years experience
  • Degree qualified in a relevant field - ideally chartered
  • Able to work effectively remotely as part of a wider remote team.
  • Previous experience working within an asset management department, ideally within a regulated utility industry.
  • A technical/engineering background and the ability to apply engineering principles to various types of assets.
  • Demonstrable experience of involvement with price control reviews, ideally both preparing for and implementing the outcomes of.
  • Computer-literate and able to work effectively with the basic Microsoft suite of programmes particularly Excel.
  • Familiar with asset management principles / ISO standards and their application.
  • Ability to complete assignments on time, within budget and to a high technical standard.
  • Able to understand the wider business objectives and requirements and how the needs of individual departments contribute towards this.
  • Capable of taking an independent, evidence based view of various data sources to make justifiable recommendations that will stand up to business scrutiny.
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to present complex information
  • Good stakeholder/client management experience
  • Able to improve company process to make business decisions
  • Willing to take on new challenges and develop personally
  • Experience of regulatory price review process for energy and/or water companies (RIIO, PR19, PR24 etc).
  • Be self-motivated and able to adapt and learn quickly, applying new skills in an efficient way.
  • Experienced across a variety of asset management activity.
  • Able to apply asset management knowledge and experience across different sectors.
  • IAM certificate qualified (preferred) and have a working understand of ISO 55001.
  • Able to support and mentor junior team members.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary + discretionary bonus (our client is open to discussion)
  • 24 days annual leave + Bank holidays + option to purchase additional leave
  • Pension scheme (6% employer, 4% employee)
  • Company mobile phone and laptop provided
  • Training and career progression opportunities
  • Professional Membership fees paid
  • Life Assurance Scheme 4x annual salary
  • Electric car scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (with access to GP appointments, Physio appointments and Mental Health Support)
  • Refer a friend scheme

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