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Posted Date:  23-Nov-2022
Posting End Date:  07/12/2022
Location:  Coventry
Company:  Severn Trent Water Limited
Department:  Strategy & Regulation
Salary (£):  £45,000 to £55,000

Senior Project Manager




Want to do the best work of your life? Playing your part in making a big difference to the environment and communities we serve. Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.


Our purpose is taking care of life’s essentials, but we’re also big on making a difference, not just because we should but because we care.


This is an exciting time within our Transformation team, and in particular our Vision Programme.  We are currently replacing our end-to-end alarm management system across the whole of our network, both above and below ground. We’re currently in a discovery phase implementation due to start next year.  Therefore, we’re looking for you to bring your experience in deploying technology business change to operational teams, to help us deliver this massive upgrade into our business and ensure it’s a success.


A Work-Stream Manager within our business will manage our larger programmes of work, ensuring that they are delivery on time, as well as cost and quality.  You will oversee the governance and resource management of the programme to ensure that the scale is correct but also have some line management of direct reports who will help you deliver.


Are you an experienced Programme or Project Manager with a background of working in an agile governance approach, looking for your next great opportunity?


Well, if you are, read on.




In this high-profile role, you’ll be directly responsible & accountable for delivery of large-scale business change, initially as part of our Vision programme.  We’ll look for you to adopt the pre-defined project life cycle in line with Programme Office (PMO) standards to ensure success.  We’ll look for you to actively engage with the Project Sponsors and effectively manage other stakeholders across the business during the project, communicating effectively on project deliverables to ensure they are well received by the users.  You’ll be ensuring that the project is successfully delivered, implemented and benefits realised.


As a senior professional on the programme, you’ll be looked on to advise the Work-Stream Boards, resolve issues and recommend corrective action as appropriate so that the project is sustained and implemented, working within the agreed decision-making process/project governance arrangements (agile / waterfall methodology). You’ll report progress, risk and issues to programme leadership and senior stakeholders to the defined standard.


Don’t worry, you won’t be the only person on this programme!  You’ll manage the work and priorities of the allocated Work-stream resources throughout the project lifecycle, defining their appropriate activities to ensure that the project delivers to quality, time and cost criteria.


You will report into the Programme Manager Lisa Reid.




Of course, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity, and a caring attitude in equal weight.

We want people who show up and roll their sleeves up. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you really care, you’ll go above and beyond. When you really care you don’t just talk about it, you do more.


We’ll be looking for you ideally to have experience of technology business change projects, including being there for the detailed planning, go-live and ‘hyper-care’ phases of the project.  Experience of working in an agile methodology will be brilliant as will your ability to manage resource, both direct reports and project dependencies. 


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.


And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity; who help us do just that.


We do more, because we care.




It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.  Here’s some of our favourites:


  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £2,250 per annum based on company performance)
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers
  • Family friendly policies
  • Two volunteering days per year




Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.


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