Salary & Benefits - £55-65k per annum  dependent on experience, a 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 8 x 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.  Colleagues also have access to a retail savings scheme, online GP service, cycle to work scheme, gym membership discounts and many more!


Location:  Bradford/ Hybrid Working 1-2 days in the office per week – Bradford) 


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


We have an exciting opportunity for a Modelling Manager Alliance to join the Strategy & Regulation team supporting our new Storm Overflow Alliance team at Yorkshire Water and be a part of helping Yorkshire Water deliver its regulatory outcomes with regards to storm overflows, 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.  


An unprecedented increase in investment for AMP8 and beyond and new environmental legislation and changing expectations from customers means that this is an exciting time to discover opportunities within the water industry. 


We are looking to expand our technical modelling function and capability to enable us to support our Storm Overflow Alliance and wider business to deliver key regulatory outputs. This is a key strategic role which offers the opportunity to support the business in delivering the Storm Overflow Discharge Reduction plan and any outputs of the Water Industry National Environment Plan in AMP8 and beyond. 


You will have the opportunity to work with our alliance teams to develop and shape our technical assurance of scheme development and delivery to ensure we deliver high quality schemes which can be audited and assured.


Where you fit in: 


As our Modelling Manager Alliance, you will lead, manage and develop a centre of excellence for modelling for the storm overflow alliance activities in AMP8 and beyond. You will use your extensive technical expertise, knowledge and relationships to influence and negotiate on matters relating delivery of the AMP8 storm overflow plan and identify risks and opportunities for YW and the alliance in relation to hydraulic modelling. You will ensure that the appropriate models are utilised to generate appropriate solutions for inland and coastal bathing storm overflows alongside network and treatment works storm overflows and work with the existing Modelling & Data team to ensure that examples of best practice are represented within the Yorkshire Water modelling specifications. 

You will work to ensure optimal and effective solutions are deployed in line with the Storm Overflow Discharge Reduction Plan (SORDP) and Water Industry National Environment Plan (WINEP) drivers relating to all our storm overflow investment, business drivers and aspirations for nature-based/blue-green and surface water removal. 

You will manage the development of standards for model quality, modelling methodology and model audit procedure for the storm overflow alliance activities and develop a modelling centre of excellence for the Alliance and ensure compliance with modelling methodology and specifications and regular audits. You will need to understand and assess risks of using models and their impact on solutions and clearly communicate these risks to others within the Storm Overflow Alliance Board, to assist in making strategic decisions in progressing the challenging delivery programme.

You will ensure the team delivers expert technical advice, support and governance, where required, to the storm overflow alliance partners and provide a clear and auditable trail for all models utilised, amended or updated by the alliance and have succinct and clear processes for movement of models. 


What skills & qualifications you will need :- 


•    Degree, professional qualification or appropriate experience.
•    Demonstrable long-standing interest in the Water and Environmental Management challenges, issues and developments in the sector and proven technical experience / industry knowledge
•    Proven track record in modelling and delivering projects to time, cost and quality and ability to coach others on technical issues.
•    Experience in undertaking modelling projects, especially from a scheme design / design & build perspective.
•    Experience in managing a team in the delivery of modelling projects.
•    Good understanding of environmental legislation matters
•    IT literate, numerate and has demonstrable ability to analyse and interpret environmental data.
•    Ability to provide technical leadership on investigations and projects and makes decisions on matters in their own and the teams work area.
•    Understanding of process and project management.
•    Ability to communicate effectively through written communications, presentations and in meetings.
•    Strong interpersonal skills, which are used to effectively influence and negotiate on environmental regulation matters.
•    Develops and maintains effective internal and external relationships.
•    Able to prioritise own time and resources effectively.
•    Demonstrable experience of managing performance.
•    Proven planning ability - identifying priorities and actions to assist in delivering results.
•    Project/Programme management experience.


You may also benefit from having:     


•    Membership of a relative professional body, preferably at Chartered status, although candidates who are currently working towards Chartership may be considered.


You may be required to travel to different operational sites, therefore you will require a valid UK driving licence with less than 6 points.


We embrace a flexible working model, where our hybrid setup typically requires an average of 1-2 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 modelling 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. 

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, then please complete the online application process and submit a covering letter and CV outlining your suitability for the role.

Recruitment Process –  

Closing date – 31st July 2024

Interviews to be held w/c 12th August 2024


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.

Modelling Manager