Asset Cost Manager

Recruiter
Bristol Water
Location
Bristol, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Feb 2019
Closes
09 Feb 2019
Ref
1076145231
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Qualified
Do you have a background in managing cost systems? In this role you will have opportunity to own and imbed costing data and information systems to inform our asset management strategies in one of the UK's most trusted utilities providers. Bristol Water has developed and implemented a proactive asset management capability programme that enables our assets to serve our 1.2 million customers now and in the future. Our aim is to ensure that the decisions we make and processes we implement in relation to our assets are robust, well informed and evidenced. What will you be doing? As Asset Cost Manager, you will have the opportunity to build new business capability within the Asset Management Directorate by developing and maintaining a company specific Unit cost system and work closely with the relevant operational delivery partners to embed the processes, system and data collection as business as usual activity. You will also be developing the data requirements and establishing a data governance process by working closely with the Asset Information Manager, ensuring an appropriate level of assurance of data used in producing the cost data. In order to do this you will need to undertake internal and external benchmarking and carry out gap analysis of data sets. What we are looking for ... Ideally from the utilities or similar sector, you will have proven management and leadership experience and have the ability to lead, challenge and influence team members of differing expertise and encourage innovative approaches to problem solving We need someone with a good level of knowledge on cost of maintenance and project activities at cost modelling starting at cost head level. Commercial acumen and project costing experience You will be a strategic and analytical thinker with experience of influencing senior management to obtain clear decisions Ideally you will have an understanding of water services and infrastructure and non- infra structure assets. You will be comfortable operating within a regulated industry, balancing the needs of different stakeholders (i.e. regulators, customers, shareholders) and the delivery of a Business Plan based on solid cost allocations. Excellent communication and verbal and written reasoning skills and be highly Numerate with competent IT skills in MS Office/SAP/GIS A flexible analytic approach that allows for results at varying levels of precision We need someone who is confident with manipulating and analysing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources You will be qualified to a degree level and have a professional qualification or equivalent experience(e.g. chartered surveyor status) What's in it for you? As well as a truly supportive working environment and plentiful opportunities and projects for personal development, the Asset Cost Manager offers:
• Bonus of up to 15% (based on personal and company performance)
• 27 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
• Entry into the company pension scheme
• Free on-site parking
• Flexible working patterns Why Bristol Water? Bristol Water provides drinking and industrial water supplies to over a million customers in the Bristol area spread over one thousand square miles. We extract water from nearly 70 sources ranging from reservoirs, rivers, springs, wells and boreholes and have a range of treatment works from the simple to the highly complex, feeding water into pumping stations, storage reservoirs and mains. In order to achieve an outstanding service, our workforce must be skilled and motivated; talented people are the foundation of our success. As you can see, we rely on a wide variety of skilled staff to ensure that the 264,000,000 litres of water we supply every day is of the highest quality and that our customers are happy with the wide range of services we provide. The recruitment and retention of the skilled and committed personnel Bristol Water requires to continue to provide high quality services and value for money to customers is being tackled head-on, future proofing our organisation, for long term success. This is where you come in. Achieving this is no easy task and we will strive to reduce risk to our customers and our staff, while improving wellbeing and safety. We have ambitious plans set against a number of challenges and we will continue to provide an effective and efficient service so that our people are professional trained, developed and supported in their roles. It is recognised that the staff employed by Bristol Water are it is greatest asset and it is essential that they continue to receive the highest level of support possible to see us through the challenges ahead. Bristol Water is committed to the welfare of our customers and expects all staff to share this commitment. All direct customer facing appointments are subject to a basic DBS check. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/85234890

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