Energy Services Director

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3 months
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
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Energy Services Director
Location: Milton Keynes
Contract 3 months
Rate: to £1000 per day

Job Purpose
To create and lead the energy services team, accountable for the efficiency, reliability and capacity of the Company's power distribution assets. Define and develop the organisation necessary to provide an environmentally and financially sustainable provision of energy for traction and non-traction consumers (Train Operators, Freight Operators, Route Teams, and Corporate teams). Accountable for the development of an efficient and effective national power distribution network service, and for defining the operational and maintenance rules under which this network will be managed (potentially by others)
To develop end to end technology strategies to meet the operational energy needs of the railway industry both now and in the future.

Detailed Job Description
Key Accountabilities
1. To develop and deliver an energy strategy to meet the needs of the business and its customers (both internal and external to the rail industry) at an affordable price both now and in the future.
2. To lead, manage and continuously improve a national power distribution service to deliver the energy strategy, including the orchestration of all asset & design management, network development, network service, supplier development & management and customer management activities.
3. To direct delivery of the agreed work programme objectives, whilst achieving the efficiency savings and delivering the required route outputs.
4. To develop an appropriate strategy for the development and delivery of the agreed work scope through planned asset management work banks and regimes to optimise demands for access with customer objectives.
5. To lead the translation of standards, operational requirements and funding available into clear targets for delivery teams, to strategic route section (SRS) level.
6. To provide renewal and enhancement input to the development of power and energy asset policies.
7. To direct the production and development of funding submissions for the power and energy asset. Lead the power and energy asset input to funding negotiations.
8. To direct the production of power and energy renewal and enhancements specifications, addressing reliability in service, maintenance regimes, operability and affordability of the railway.
9. Work with other asset management directors to optimise route asset management plans, share best practice and identify areas for improvement.
10. Monitor power and energy infrastructure works and access planning so that it considers cross-asset programme requirements.

Team of 150 ish
1. Educated to degree level
2. Contemporary knowledge of the UK power and energy market
3. Demonstrable previous experience of
o Leading and managing successful, large power operations
o Delivering large network development programmes to time, cost & quality
o Delivering high levels of customer service & satisfaction in rapidly changing and competitive environments
o Harnessing and aligning supply chains to deliver exceptional performance and value
4. Strong commercial focus
5. Knowledge of the principles of investment processes and procedures
6. Knowledge of the principles of health and safety, quality and environment legislation and best practice
7. Excellent communication.

Certes Computing (and all of its subsidiary companies) is committed to promoting equality and diversity in its business operations.