Water Resources Demand Modeller - 12 Month Contract

South East Water

£30,000 - £37,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: REC0278

Sectors: water & hydrology, sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 06 November 2017

This role will develop and maintain a complex numerical forecasting model to support the Supply Demand Manager to deliver the Company's demand forecasts. This forecast will support the Company's Water Resources Management Plan, regulatory reporting and also financial revenue forecasts.

The main responsibilities of this role:

  • To undertake accurate and timely Demand Forecasting. This will entail developing a numerical model based on numerous contributing elements and logically reasoned and transparent assumptions. It will also need to be carried out complying with regulatory guidelines.
  • To undertake demand analysis and technical reporting, such as quarterly analysis of the consumption of our unmetered customers.
  • To supervise demand monitoring and investigation programmes, including pilot studies
  • Manage and maintain the data that is required for the WRMP19 Demand Forecasting elements. This will include liaising with Local Planning Authorities (LPA) and specialist suppliers.
  • Provide reliable and auditable data for Water Resources Planning, revenue forecasting and regular regulatory reporting following a transparent and auditable methodology.
  • Lead and propose improvements to Company processes that track and deliver regulatory compliance
  • To provide technical support on an ad hoc basis to departments across the business, for instance Operations, Metering and Finance.
  • To maintain discussions across departments, where there may be differing priorities, to ensure consensus and an agreed way of delivering regulatory requirements.
  • To maintain relationships, including liaison and negotiation of potential areas of differences, with key external stakeholders, industry network groups, and industry regulators on the Company's demand forecast and other specified regulatory areas

The successful applicant for this role will be structured, organised and specialist/technical/administrative by nature. The job calls for someone who is systematic and has the ability to concentrate on things within their area of knowledge, experience and education. The work involves gathering facts and performing specialist assignments. The person fulfilling this role should be approachable, thorough, methodical, predictable, self-disciplined, patient, logical, careful, and diplomatic in approach. Moderation, consistency and the ability to tie up all the loose ends and finish a job will be of importance. Maintaining quality and standards are a priority.

The successful applicant should have the ability to:

  • Develop competences and expertise in both self and others in order to gain a satisfactory standard and deliver results within agreed timescales.
  • Develop a team atmosphere through hard work, calmness, tolerance and consistency, attempting to fulfil work projects with honesty and integrity.
  • Be consistent in the manner in which a task is tackled, creating sound practical procedures which incorporate checks for accuracy and ensure that tasks are completed satisfactorily.
  • Be persistent in problem solving, seeking solutions through the expertise of both self and others, researching the facts with care and resolving problems in a timely and thorough manner.
  • Work to a high specification in order to improve and maintain quality.
  • Enjoy the challenge of problem solving and come up with well thought through practical solutions.
  • Draw conclusions by probing into things and contemplate the consequences of any action that is likely to be taken by proving the reliability of the information available.

Expected Requirements:

  • Ideally, experience developing and maintaining assumption based forecasts, ensuring buy in from interested stakeholders.
  • Excellent standard numerical competency and ability with Excel
  • 4 years relevant technical experience
  • A relevant degree
  • Working towards Chartership or a similar professional accreditation
  • Competent communicating with a wide range of internal and external audiences
  • Able to lead developments and improvements to business processes

This post is subject to a basic criminal record check and the Right to Work in the UK.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, a minimum of 25 days annual leave, a stakeholder pension scheme in which the maximum Company contribution is 10% and a life assurance scheme.

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