Maintenance Manager (HV)

Salary & Benefits(3b): £48,454 - £53,550 dependent on experience, company car lease/allowance scheme, annual incentive related bonus (up to 10% of annual salary), private health care, attractive pension scheme (Up to 10% company contribution), life assurance cover of 4 times pensionable salary and 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and a wellness day. We also offer a fantastic flexible benefits package, where you can choose from benefits such as health cash plan scheme, critical illness insurance, dental insurance, life assurance flex and partner cover.


Location: Hybrid working - 3 office/site days a week 


Work type: Permanent. 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday. There will be a standby requirement 


We have an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Manager (HV) to join the Engineering Maintenance Team, Asset Delivery 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. Asset Delivery are a key part of how we plan to meet the changing expectations of customers and regulators.   

You will be responsible for leading and managing a team of High Voltage Electricians that deliver planned and reactive maintenance and repair of both HV and LV assets across both the Clean and Waste Water asset base.
You will provide assurance that the work carried out meets with any regulatory compliance obligations and is completed in accordance with the relevant SHEQ policies to deliver operational efficiency.
The role will involve internal and external key stakeholder liaison, supporting departments to prevent asset failure, and resolution of clean and wastewater asset risks/failures to ensure our regulatory targets and key business objectives are achieved.  


Where you fit in: 
As our Maintenance Manager (HV) you will 



  • Lead the team to deliver excellent performance by setting clear expectations linked to business targets, having meaningful performance discussions that recognise and reward the right performance and behaviours and challenges where individual performance and behaviours do not meet expectations.
  • Drive excellent standards and performance in health and safety, risk management and control of work and ensure compliance with the YW Safety Policy.
  • Provide SME support to manage incidents in order to minimise environmental and customer impact and resolve customer impacting issues as quickly and effectively as possible.
  • Manage the performance of the team and individuals to increase productivity and quality outputs whilst driving consistency and implementing and sharing best practice.
  • Provide engineering services for assets to ensure compliance with all regulatory and quality assurance requirements through effective planning, monitoring, control, operation and optimisation.
  • Complete quality assurance audits of maintenance activities in regard to the standards of work of both internal resource and contracted activities.
  • Ensure real time understanding of key assets and operational performance, risks and priorities. Maximise asset availability through adherence to the engineering plans and procedures.
  • Participation in an out of hours standby rota.
    What skills & qualifications you will need: 



  • Experience of managing and leading a team with a proven track record of driving sustainable performance against challenging business targets.
  • MEICA based apprenticeship or Engineering degree or equivalent. (ONC/HNC/BTEC in Electrical, ICA or mechanical Engineering)
  • Proficient in the use of a CMMS (such as SAP) to manage work activity.
  • Resource management to identify priorities and actions to assist in delivering results.
  • A full valid Driving Licence (with no more than six points).
  • Experience of business planning, resource, and budget management. 


You will also benefit from having: 


  • Previous experience in a Wastewater or similar utilities, process, and manufacturing background.
  • Previous experience in an Engineering/operational/strategic leadership role in a commercially orientated and / or regulated environment.


We embrace a flexible working model, where our hybrid setup typically requires an average of 3 days in in the office/site 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 Maintenance 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.

Maintenance Manager