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Date Added: Wed 14/09/2022

Production Manager

Swindon, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £42,000 - £50,600 per annum

Dawson Levy Resourcing currently have an excellent opportunity for a Production Manager to join a leading Water Organisation on a permanent basis in Swindon, Wilsthsire.

What makes this role unique?

This is a diverse and fast paced role where no two days will be the same. It provides a fantastic opportunity to think differently about how we ensure reliability and resilience of our assets, whilst developing our people and driving a sustainable operating model.

You will gain a wealth of exposure to the wider business in the largest Water and Wastewater Company in the UK. You will work with leaders from across the business, contractors and colleagues alike, ensuring health and safety is at the forefront of our work. This is a perfect opportunity to further develop your leadership experience with real progression opportunities.

You will undertake 'Level 5 Management of Water Production' training, developing your competency and knowledge across wide-ranging aspects of water production.

What you'll be doing?

Our overarching plan is to provide our customers with a continuous supply of safe, clean and palatable drinking water - by focusing on our five key priorities - our people, health & safety, water quality, risk & resilience, and efficiency.

Reporting to the Area Operations Manager, you will develop a high performing team with a strong health and safety culture to ensure we consistently meet our internal and regulatory KPIs. This role covers a large geographical patch, so a willingness to move around day to day is essential.

You will lead your team to ensure there is a robust, resilient, 24/7 service for the area to provide our customers with a continuous supply of safe, clean, and palatable drinking water. This role will be the responsible person for the disinfection process.

What will this role involve?

Key accountabilities of the role:

  • Meet the area production plan, by ensuring asset availability and delivery of the planned work for the area
  • Build a collaborative, engaged and capable team, through performance management and coaching. Holds yourself and your team to account against the core values and behaviours
  • Resolve customer complaints to improve our customer metrics
  • Ensure your team are trained and competent to continuously achieve in their roles, prioritising statutory and compliance training
  • Ensure a high standard of maintenance and reactive job completion through first line assurance i.e. comprehensive audit programme and continuous improvement from coaching and upskilling
  • Ensuring the area is sustainable through engaging with key stakeholders to deliver solutions for the future
  • Legal compliance in relation to people, asset and process i.e. statutory compliance and controller of premise
  • Delivering area budget and efficiency target
  • Identifying future and potential risks through the corporate risk system to enable site(s) resilience
  • Troubleshooting and ensuring there is a point of escalation in resolving operational issues faced by the team by safe methods of working

You will also be required to take part in an out of hours rota once fully trained - every 1 in 5 weeks.

What skills are we looking for?

You will have a background in operational management and leadership of teams with specific experience or demonstrable understanding of Water Production and the wider Water Industry with the following skills and experience:

  • Strong leadership, people and performance management skills
  • Demonstrable operational or process management experience
  • Academic or practical in-depth experience of water treatment
  • Passion for leading change/continuous improvement
  • Coaching experience
  • Influencing and negotiating skills
  • Communication skills
  • Commercial experience
  • Managing contractors
  • Health & Safety knowledge, IOSH or NEBOSH desirable

Due to the nature of the role, a full UK Driving licence is required..

What's in it for you?

Our client is 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.

Our client's competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.

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