Job Title: Head of Commercial Strategy

Circa £95,000k, salary depending on skills and experience

Full time/37 hrs a week/permanent

Location: World Wide House, Peterborough

Anglian Water offers a flexible approach, this role provides you the flexibility to work from home and from an Anglian Water office. Your base location will be World Wide House in Peterborough.

Make every drop of your potential count. Join our team!

The Head of Commercial Strategy (SRO Programme) is responsible for overseeing all aspects of project finance procurement relating to the Reservoir (£4-5bn) programme and any other project finance programmes identified. You will play a strategic role in the major milestones required in development and delivery of project finance procurement, to secure the infrastructure delivery vehicles.

You will play a critical role in achieving the required outcomes for the project, the business, our regulators, owners and importantly our customers. Ensuring relationships with the market, investors, Ofwat and other external stakeholders (e.g., EA, DEFRA, Government, rating agencies) are managed and effective to ensure strategic outcomes are achieved.

You will use your well proven strategic thinking and strong leadership, as well as excellent influencing abilities, and ensure you drive a deep understanding of project finance concepts and use this experience of managing and engaging with multiple senior internal and external stakeholders.

Your saying leadership will lead a team to ensure delivery of the procurement & commercial aspects of the projects, ensuring that the strategy, milestones, commercial model, and contractual arrangements and board approvals are achieved and enables adequate funded options, which are financially viable and attractive to investors, complying with all associated regulatory requirements and business objectives.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leading the project team and internal/external stakeholders and advisers with accountability for commercial, procurement, financing strategy and delivery of the two SRO’s. ​

  • Ensuring the develop and implement all aspects required for the successful delivery of the procurement in a project finance environment for projects identified that maximises interest of financial investors and constructors, ensures the projects financial viability whilst ensuring promoter and customers interests are protected within the commercial arrangements.

  • Develop the strategic thinking and lead the industry in development of the delivery and contract models in the SRO pipeline

  • Coordinating and managing the development of regulatory elements as required for gated and stage submissions 

  • Lead on design and delivery of commercial and procurement activities associated with delivery ​

  • Engagement and consultation with Cambridge Water and other key stakeholders ​​Working predominantly with the Head of Commercial Procurement and Regulatory Lead in engaging with OFWAT and supporting & presenting progress on commercial aspects on a regular basis

As a valued employee you’ll be entitled to:

  • Competitive pension scheme – Anglian Water double-matches your contributions up to 6%

  • Car allowance

  • Personal private health care

  • Annual bonus scheme

  • 30 days leave, rising with service + Bank Holidays, with the option to swap Christmas and Easter holidays for those celebrated by your religion

What does it take to be successful?

  • A relevant town planning qualification with extensive major infrastructure experience gained in local authority and/ or developer/ consultancy

  • Proven track record in leading successful major planning application strategies

  • Experience in dealing with Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects utilising the DCO planning route

  • Chartered Royal Town Planning Institute member or willing to work towards

  • Commercial awareness and the confidence, ability and experience to provide clear, authoritative advice

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Project

  • Relationship management focused with good interpersonal skills and collaborative working approach with a high level of commitment to quality

  • In depth experience in planning law and consenting processes under relevant Statutes

Inclusion at Anglian Water:

Join us and make a difference. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and we think our workplace should reflect that. We are committed to making sure all our colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. Together with our fellow water companies, we are committed to the Social Mobility Pledge; we are also a signatory to Business in the Community’s Race at Work charter; we hold the Armed Forces Gold Covenant for Employers; we are an accredited Disability Confident employer and we play a leading part in the Women’s Utility Network.

Closing date: 5/12/2023


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