Role: Network & Treatment Asset Planning Manager-Storm Spill Reduction


Salary & Benefits: Salary £50,877 to £60,000 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 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: We have an opportunity for a Network & Treatment Asset Planning Manager to cover the Yorkshire region, in our Asset Management (waste) department. The role is a flexible hybrid working arrangement with an expectation to attend sites from where your team(s) operate.  Yorkshire Water and be a part of helping Yorkshire Water to provide the best service to our customers. Could this be you?


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


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 Management are a key part of how we plan to meet the changing expectations of customers and regulators.  


The Network & Treatment Asset Planning Manager will provide and manage a safe, reliable and affordable Wastewater Network that is optimised for operational and asset risk and delivers required company outcomes over a 2 – 8-year time horizon. To ensure that funding requirements deliver the optimal asset performance to deliver our performance and ODI’s across the business for our customers and the environment.


Where you fit in:

As our Network & Treatment Asset Planning Manager you will:

  • Develop and lead a team of Wastewater Project sponsors to deliver Totex solutions to meet the needs of the business over 2–8-year time horizon.
  • Demonstrate relentless drive, energy and determination to deliver sustainable outperformance for YW that rigorously achieves against demanding competitive industry benchmarks.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive financial awareness of the AMP plan and utilise this awareness when building investment plans within the AMP.
  • To build and implement asset investment business plan that delivers safe, reliable and cost-effective asset performance across the AMP.
  • To act as the Asset Owner within the Asset Management directorate for the Waste. water networks & treatment assets relating to spill reduction. Working with other planning managers to ensure that a fully coordinated plan is submitted for best value.
  • Working with Operational colleagues ensure that emerging risks are identified and appropriately managed in the Totex environment.
  • Working with Operational colleagues ensure the investment plans meet current as well as future needs.
  • Represent Wastewater Asset Planning at key decision making meetings in the business i.e. BIC, asset programme board.
  • Manage the AP team always maintaining excellence in health and safety in all areas of work.
  • A technical manager in the field of waste networks & treatment, to help team develop Totex solutions, that will mitigate or remove appropriate risks at asset and catchment levels.
  • Work with strategy colleagues to build PR business plans to enable the company to deliver customer outcomes.


What skills experience and qualifications do you need?

  • Experienced in leading highly successful teams, meeting key deliverables.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of managing Wastewater networks.
  • Extensive experience of Asset Management principles
  • Clear understanding of the position and role of Network Asset Planning as well as individual role in delivering company risk management plans
  • Has extensive and effective internal and external relationships
  • Experienced in developing and maintaining key internal and external relationships.
  • Experienced in supporting and embedding change, able to influence and drive the right culture and behaviours.
  • Experience of delivering against challenging business targets.
  • Clearly demonstrates the Yorkshire Water company values and behaviours.


You will also benefit from having:

  • Previous experience in a commercially orientated and / or regulated environment.
  • Previous experience gained within the Wastewater sectors or within the broader utilities, process or manufacturing industry sectors.
  • Proven experience in carrying out detailed investigations into performance shortfalls on Wastewater networks.
  • Ability to communicate at different levels within an organisation.
  • Experienced in Project management.


Although our assets are operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year the company is committed to support flexible work patterns and job share options, where possible, to give you more control over your time and responsibilities. Whether you have child-care responsibilities or are looking for the ideal work-life balance our flexible options can offer work patterns that suit your needs.


If you’re an experienced People Leader 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. Please apply online and complete the application process and submit your up-to-date CV, outlining your key reasons for applying for the role.


Closing date – 16th April 2024

Interviews – TBC


Company Information


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.


All our roles are subject to a medical questionnaire, and further medicals when required.


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.


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.

Network & Treatment Asset Planning Manager-Storm Spill Reduction