Water Resources Manager

Warrington, Cheshire
Competitive Salary
21 Jun 2018
15 Jul 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Water Resources Manager

37 hours per week 

Salary – Competitive + bonus + great benefits


Who are we?

We are United Utilities, the North West’s Water and Wastewater Company. It’s our job to bring 3 million households and thousands of businesses an incredible 1,700 million litres of clean, clear water each day. We take it all away too, treating it so it’s safe to go back into the rivers.

Our employees and managers are key to achieving our ambitious vision and plans and make sure the 5000 people who work hard for us everyday provide a great service to our customers.

This is where you come in…

Water is a precious and we only have a finite amount available to us. Increased expectations and requirements from our regulator further highlight the need for strategic water resource management. As Water Resources Manager, you will play a critical role in developing a team responsible for shaping how we prepare for these changing requirements now and in the future.

The role of Water Resources Manager is based at our Head Office in Warrington and will report directly into the Head of Water Network Plus.

What will you focus on?

Responsible for a team of four, you will lead the approach to the risk of drought and deliver strategic solutions to prepare the business for the challenges ahead. The breadth of this role is not limited to United Utilities, as you will be required to represent United Utilities on strategic groups nationally.

You will develop United Utilities water resources supply reliability standards and maintain our supply-demand balance strategy. Leading the development of the company’s hydrological analytical and modelling capabilities, analysis tools and modelling systems, you will develop and maintain our Water Resources Plan and Statutory Drought Plan, including submissions to Defra, Environment Agency and Ofwat.

As a representative of United Utilities, you will work closely with regulators and stakeholders as well as other water companies, influencing at both local and sector level.

What do you need?

With proven experience in the water industry, to succeed in this role you will have an MA in Hydrology or another industry recognised qualification. As well as this you will need strong leadership skills in order to manage, drive and deliver strategic solutions. Experience of stakeholder management is crucial as you will be representing United Utilities and influencing key stakeholders, at all levels both internally and externally.

If you are excited about joining a leading FTSE100 organisation at an exciting and challenging period of change then we want to hear from you!