Who are we?
Thames Water is the UK s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km of pipes, keeping taps flowing and toilets flushing. At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to life, so our business is always open - and this matters even more through a pandemic. We re proud of the positive ways of working we ve adopted during the pandemic, creating a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles, we re moving to a hybrid approach with various options across working from home, office, and our sites. We ll cover this during the assessment process. What you will be doing:
We have an immediate requirement for a Procurement Sourcing Manager (Capital)
to support the delivery of our current inflight capital projects to meet our planned deadlines. These projects require strong candidates who can demonstrate commercial excellence in market engagement, defining specifications, managing complex risks, and a strong understanding of construction delivery models.This pipeline of exciting major engineering and construction projects will need strong commercial leadership to deliver value for customers both now and into the next century. The major capital projects Thames Water has to develop and deliver in the next 5 to 15 years, will leave a lasting legacy for future generations across London, the South East, and the UK.We re looking for you to:
? Previous experience of working in a Construction commercial, procurement, or contract management role? Experience in sourcing design, professional services, and infrastructure delivery contracts? Have a good understanding of standard industry contract forms i.e. NEC, IChemE, and/or FIDIC, and the risk profiles associated with each? Contract definition skills and experience adapting and negotiating commercial terms to the benefit of the client? Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of Utilities Contract Regulations (OJEU) on procurement events? Good ability to transfer engineering solutions or needs into cost drivers, commercial incentive regimes, and resulting contractual arrangements? Experience in stakeholder engagement within a complex multi-site and multi-disciplinary environmentWhat s in it for you?
For the water industry and in particular, for Thames Water with the largest portfolio of water resource assets in the UK, this will be a step change and a fundamental shift in how we conduct our business. Direct procurement for customers (DPC) will be right at the heart of how the Capital Project procurement team will develop our people to deliver projects in an innovative and ground-breaking manner.We are looking to engage people to help us shape a leading capital project procurement capability that fulfils this long-term exciting vision.Our competitive salary includes an excellent contributory pension and 26 days holiday per year, increasing to 30 with length of service. Thames Water is a dynamic,?rewarding, and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner. If you join our team, you ll enjoy a fulfilling career, flexible working?arrangements, and really great benefits. We re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion, and Disability Confident Leader and we re a Times Top 50 Employer for Women.Find out more about?working at Thames Water. We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities, and the environment can thrive. This means, that when a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of your role, you ll be required to participate in a rota to provide Customer Incident Support, as requested by the Company from time to time. This may be by supporting our customers on the frontline as an Ambassador or being part of the team managing the incident as a Control Tower Lead. This is incredibly rewarding, and you ll be given full training - it s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business and meet colleagues.Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is so we can manage all the applications properly and give candidates a positive experience. Once closed, we can t consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.