Innovation Manager - Water

Job Title: Innovation Manager - Water
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Newport, Wales
Salary: £50000 - £60000.00 per annum + package
REF: BBBH24324
Contact Name: Thomas Bullen
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Job Published: over 3 years ago

Innovation Manager - Water



We are seeking to recruit an Innovation Manager to be based from Welsh Water's Capital Delivery offices in Newport, to play a key role in driving forward the innovation agenda across the Alliance. To be considered, we are seeking candidates with the following credentials.

Desirable Experience:

  • Sound technical knowledge - quick to grasp technical solutions that will facilitate a contextual understanding of ideas/innovations proposed
  • Project management experience
  • Construction industry knowledge required: knowledge of the water sector preferred
  • Recognition as an existing water industry technical leader will be advantageous
  • Proven track record of successful management and delivery of innovation within a capital programme context
  • Exhibit behaviours consistent with the Alliance vision and values
  • Excellent Knowledge Management skills
  • A demonstrable track record of promoting and driving innovation to produce optimal solutions at lowest whole life costs
  • Collaborative approach and good communication skills

Duties & Responsibilities

To provide leadership, coordination and direction to the Alliance Innovation Programme.

This role will have no direct reports but will necessitate relationship building (internal and external) to influence a wide variety of networks within DCC, design and delivery partners and the supply chain.

Responsibilities include:

  • Own, develop, manage and report on a portfolio of ideas within the Alliance framework
  • Maintain the Innovation Log and assign items to the relevant efficiency levers
  • Work with efficiency lever owners to ensure the innovation programme is an embedded efficiency
  • Develop and maintain networks across Capital Delivery Alliance Partners and DCC Innovation Function
  • Develop networks with the design and construction partner's innovation functions (at a UK and Global level)
  • Through the Alliance partners, create networks for sharing innovation and best practice with other water companies
  • Organise 'Lunch & Learn' sessions for the Alliance
  • Scout new ideas and best practice from out of sector that may have water applications
  • Participate and be the Alliance link into the DCWW innovation fora
  • Work with the supply chain to leverage supply chain links for innovative products and technologies
  • Attend sector and out of sector conferences and events where appropriate to communicate and gather innovation activities and ideas and to further develop networks