Capital Delivery Programme Manager

Salary & Benefits(3a): £56,871 – £91,916 + company car scheme or allowance + private healthcare + up to 10% pension contribution (increase under review) + annual bonus + retail savings schemes + online GP access + life assurance cover + free on-site parking + 25 days holiday + 1 wellbeing day + bank holidays 

Location: Buttershaw, Bradford. Hybrid working - 2 days a week in the office 

Work type: Permanent. 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Capital Delivery Programme Manager to join the Programme Delivery Team at Yorkshire Water and be a part of helping Yorkshire Water to provide the best service to our customers. Could this be you? 

What we do: 
Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire, we make sure that over 5.4 million people living in the region and the millions of people who visit our region each year, can rely on our services, and have clean and safe drinking water on tap and that their wastewater is taken away. But for us, it’s so much more than this. 

We look after communities, protect the environment, and plan to look after Yorkshire’s water, today, tomorrow 24/7, 365 days a year. We provide essential water and wastewater services to every corner of the Yorkshire region, and play a key role in the region’s health, wellbeing, and prosperity.  

New environmental legislation, unprecedented levels of investment and changing expectations from customers means that this is an exciting time to discover opportunities within the water industry. The Programme Delivery team are a key part of how we plan to meet the changing expectations of customers and regulators.   
The Capital Delivery team consists of Yorkshire Water colleagues, contract partners, sub-contractors and consultants working collaboratively to deliver the majority of the capital programme for the company. Over the next five-year period, we anticipate a programme of work in the region of £3 billion of investment covering the complete range of water and wastewater assets. The Capital Delivery Programme Manager plays a pivotal role in the successful delivery of this portfolio of capital projects.

The purpose of the role is to drive delivery of a subprogramme within the capital programme to time, cost and quality, achieving best value outcomes. The role will manage a subprogramme delivering over £100m per year capital investment in our clean and wastewater asset base.  

The role will form part of the Programme Delivery Leadership team (PDLT) shaping the wider progress of the entire department. Key areas of focus as well as delivering the programme to time, cost and quality are, driving safety and environmental performance, improving our project delivery processes, partner relationship management, supporting strong colleague engagement and the development of our teams.

Where you fit in: 

As our Capital Delivery Programme Manager you will 

  • Be a key part of the Programme Delivery Leadership Team, leading a subprogramme of work delivering a significant element of the overall capital programme
  • Work with key stakeholders within Yorkshire Water regarding the delivery of the programme of work
  • Provide the link with the Yorkshire Water operations teams and proactively engage with them to drive programme visibility to ensure all understand the plan and support it
  • Handle any project escalations including operational concerns and provide constructive challenge and innovative thinking
  • Co-ordinate and deliver key operational insights to enable a TOTEX driven approach
  • Lead and inspire a team of Senior Project Managers, Project Managers and Project Coordinators creating a high performing team with effective resource management
  • Support in shaping AMP8 (2025 – 2030) development to ensure we set ourselves up to succeed, feeding into the overall AMP8 strategy and workstreams to deliver key objectives within critical timescales
  • Effectively communicate to the Board, including writing Board papers and presenting information eloquently
  • Look for wider industry best practice and experience to drive improvements within the delivery team  

What skills & qualifications you will need: 


  • Focussed and driven individual who revels in a challenging environment
  • Experience of leading a team delivering complex construction projects in a live operational environment
  • Proven track record of driving sustainable performance against challenging business targets
  • Great people skills, coaching and mentoring, driving a high performing team
  • Accomplished communicator, negotiator and presenter
  • Develop and maintain excellent internal and external working relationships
  • Ability to work within a partnering/Alliancing environment driving performance and results whilst creating a highly collaborative, inclusive environment
  • Proven record of budget management and financial performance
  • Strong commercial understanding particularly NEC contracts
  • Experience and excellent understanding of risk management, governance and assurance policies, procedures and practice
  • Knowledge of construction processes, Civil Engineering or Mechanical/Electrical
  • Lead by example and demonstrate the Yorkshire Water company values and behaviours whilst demonstrating relentless drive, energy and determination to deliver
    You will also benefit from having: 

  • Knowledge and experience working within Project 13 or Alliancing environments
  • A can do attitude with a passion for excellence
  • Leadership experience in a commercially orientated or regulated environment
  • A commitment to an inclusive environment valuing diversity
  • A recognised qualification in project/programme managementExperience of working with other to drive innovation to deliver project efficiencies and cost savings
    We embrace a flexible working model, where our hybrid setup typically requires an average of 2 days in the office per week. This could be slightly more when collaborative efforts, training or meeting deadlines demand it. For those who prefer to work on-site, our office is open Monday-Friday during working hours.   


If you’re an experienced Capital Delivery Programme professional and want to help us deliver exceptional service for our customers whilst protecting the environment, then apply today to find out what a career with Yorkshire Water can offer for you. 


We are proud to serve the Yorkshire region and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that is reflective of the communities we serve. We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply.


If successful for the role, you will be required to undergo pre-employment checks that will include a Basic Disclosure Check, carried out through a Third Party Company, prior to commencing employment. Depending on the role, you may also be required to go through the security vetting process for either a Counter Terrorist Check or Security Check clearance. 


Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

The Kelda Group provides water and sewerage services to domestic and business customers across the UK, managing the following subsidiary companies: - 

Yorkshire Water, is the main subsidiary company providing water and sewerage services to 4.7 million people and 130,000 businesses in the Yorkshire region. Its activities are regulated by the Water Services Regulation Authority, Ofwat Loop Customer Management Ltd specialises in delivering customer service support to Yorkshire Water that includes billing, debt recovery and incident management. Employing more than 600 people, Loop have built up an impressive list of industry awards and achievements since being created in 2000 and is currently listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as being one of the best companies to work for.

Kelda Water Services (KWS) manages Kelda's non-regulated water and waste water contract operations. It is now the second biggest player in the UK market for outsourced clean and waste water services.

Kelda Water Services Retail offer quality, integrity and partnership but it is never just about the technologies behind our solutions in water. It is about the structure, delivery and even the financing of those solutions, and about giving our customers a level of convenience they never knew was possible.

KeyLand Developments Limited (KeyLand Developments) is responsible for managing, developing and disposing of the group's surplus property assets, either on its own or in partnership with outside organisations.

Kelda Group values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Capital Delivery Programme Manager