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Principal Drainage Asset Consultant London

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Arcadis London United Kingdom

4 months ago

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is ‘people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives. You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description:

Our... vision is to be the leading asset management organization supporting our clients optimize the performance and value from their physical assets through the lifecycle of planning, creation, maintenance, operation and disposal. We combine our digital, engineering, data analytics and consultancy expertise from our global teams to deliver sustainable and predictive asset management solutions for asset intensive organisations, enabling operational, tactical and strategic asset management decision making in a continually changing environment.

Based in the UK, we have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Drainage Asset Consultant to join our Infrastructure Asset Management team and help achieve this vision. You will help deliver our UK asset management strategy, lead and support a range of drainage asset consultancy and design projects and help develop value propositions for drainage asset management in our rail, highways and aviation markets. You will also provide support to the Design and Engineering, Asset management and Advisory service lines through our global business areas, Mobility, Resilience and Places.

You will be a key member of the team that resides within the Mobility part of Arcadis, reporting to the Head of Infrastructure Asset Management, and play a vital role in growing the business and creating opportunity. This is a newly established team, pulling together our already strong capability in asset management into a unified offering. There will be opportunities for growth and career development for individuals with a growth mind set, and as the team develops, you may manage and direct more junior staff, acting as a technical subject matter expert in drainage asset management.

Role accountabilities:
• Applying your asset management process and drainage asset advisory skills, knowledge and insight to oversee the delivery of asset management projects on time, meeting both quality and budgetary targets, whilst striving to exceed client expectations.
• Supporting implementation of our UK Mobility asset management strategy and development of our Global capability, in particular in relation to advisory services that help clients with operations, maintenance and management of drainage assets.
• Client relationship and stakeholder management internally and externally, aiming to generate positive outcomes for all
• Market engagement, thought leadership and identification of future opportunities for Arcadis to add value and grow our Asset Management team and offering
• Leading and supporting cross business line tenders for asset management opportunities
• Promoting and marketing all facets of the company’s services during client interfaces and generally.

Qualifications & Experience:
• You will need a combination of asset management process skills or drainage technical advisory, transportation infrastructure end market experience and have worked in either a transportation client or consultancy environment.
• Experience of drainage asset management projects helping resolve strategic, tactical and / or operational challenges. Examples include development of Asset Management strategies, Plans, Asset risk assessments, RAMS, O&M planning, development of decision support tools and asset data quality assessments. Design project experience is also welcomed to support our wider design and engineering business.
• Tender management and bid experience
• Deep understanding of O&M of drainage assets, preferentially in a rail environment although highways and aviation considered
• Good understanding of risk management (e.g FMECA, Bow Tie, Fishbone), ISO55000 standards and asset management processes and tools
• Working towards Chartered status or membership of Professional Institution

Why Become an Arcadian?

Our work with clients has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it’s not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

Transform Your World
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