The Water Land and Biodiversity (WLB) asset team manage the whole lifecycle of our WLB assets, i.e., from planning and delivery, through to upkeep and eventual decommissioning.
This job is a mixture of field and office-based work, ranging from asset inspections and on-site maintenance management, to planning, scheduling, and reporting.
  • Co-ordinate the delivery of relevant key performance indicators (KPIs) for public safety (PSRA), Asset Cataloguing, Asset Inspections, and working with other members of the team to ensure compliance.
  • Assist with the in year and future programme of maintenance to ensure that WLB assets that support technical functions (i.e., H&T asset maintained by H&T) are maintained to an agreed target condition and ensure this is input to Asset Information System in line with the relevant deadlines and guidance.
  • Working with the Grade 5 Advisor, ensure our WLB assets are safe to operate and maintain, in accordance with CDM principles. Where necessary, an appropriate CDM role will be undertaken relevant to the specific task or project, compiling, and reviewing pre-construction Information as required. Ensure all necessary legal, statutory, and environmental permits.
  • Assist the programme of PSRA Assessments and T98 Asset Inspections across the WLB asset portfolio.
  • Run reports to retrieve defects, actioning and closing them down in the Asset Management system. This might involve organising quick fixes as well as packaging non-routine works into projects to be entered onto the Medium-Term Plan (MTP). Liaise with Grade 5 advisor, internal and external teams to develop solutions to below required condition assets.
  • Co-ordinate specialist inspections required for WLB maintained assets e.g., structural engineering inspections, CCTV Surveys, Asbestos surveys, fire safety and legionella.
  • Support managing our assets in a sustainable manner and championing provision of Biodiversity Net Gain in the maintenance programme and capital projects.

The team manage assets on behalf of the Water Land and Biodiversity teams playing a core role in their whole lifecycle, from planning and delivery, through to upkeep and eventual decommissioning. We ensure these assets are safe and operate to perform the function as required for critical business needs while also keeping the safety of the teams and the public at the forefront of what we do.

  • We are not seeking specific qualifications for these roles. It’s more important to us that you are enthusiastic, have a can-do attitude and a passion for delivering work to a high standard and use initiative. Whilst relevant work experience would be an advantage (engineering, project and asset management, data management, health & safety), it’s less important to us than your ability to demonstrate key transferable skills and personal qualities (please see competency questions below).
  • You must be a confident and effective communicator, both written and verbal, who can work with both internal or external partners. Being able to work independently, motivating yourself in various environments.
  • Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training.

Contact and additional information

  • The role is based in Hertfordshire / North London from our Welwyn Garden City office and there will be a requirement to travel frequently to sites within this catchment area.
  • For information about working for us, additional information about the roles, and how to apply please read the Candidate Pack and Additional information document.
  • We are an inclusive organisation, warmly welcoming applicants from culturally and/or socially diverse backgrounds.
  • We promote a positive, inclusive and supportive culture where everyone feels valued.

Interviews will be conducted in person or reasonable adjustments can be made and will take place in February2024.