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Operational Technology Finance and Contracts Manager

Date:  16-Jun-2022
Company:  DWR Cymru Cyfyngedig Welsh Water Plc
City:  Cardiff

Cardiff, Wales, GB, CF3 0LT

Job Requisition Number                              3068                                                                              
Work Type Permanent
Job Function Operational Technology
Salary Range £49,516.00 - £55,000


Closing Date

South East Hub Any Wales base is possible for this role

23:59 on 30 June 2022.


Who we are

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water keep 3 million people healthy each day with safe, reliable water, and take away wastewater to clean, before returning it safely to our beautiful rivers and seas.

To be able to deliver high quality, essential services which help to protect the health of our customers, colleagues and our environment, we need the right people to deliver on our vision.  This is achieved by living our core values and demonstrating the core behaviours that underpin them.  The security of our people, assets and information is key to us, so we are looking for people who understand and comply with the company’s required security objectives.

We know that the most successful teams are the most diverse teams. Equality, diversity and inclusion provide the very foundation to our culture at Welsh Water. We want every individual to feel confident, proud and able to bring their whole selves to work. 

To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from minority groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, Females, LGBT+, Non-binary and people with disabilities. Together we continue to build a workplace that not only celebrates the diverse voices of our colleagues but also represents each customer we serve.

In essence, ours is a company based on trust, openness, respect, commitment and honesty. A company that our colleagues are proud to work for.

What you’ll be responsible for


Working as part of a large Operational Technology team you will provide professional cost management of the 313-investment case programme (£37M) playing a lead role in all performance metrics. Covering multiple complex programmes of work and several high-profile procurement exercises.   

The role will be instrumental in managing financial plans which impact on the whole business including water and waste business plans. Additional scrutiny is now being paid to overall spend and forecasts against spend across all business plans and this role will need to work closely with water and waste cost managers and Heads of Service. 

This will include:

1.    Manage the flow of financial information between finance, SAP teams, project managers and contractors

2.    Advise on procurement strategy and allocation of capital work to framework contractors

3.    Undertake detailed cost analysis on tender returns for projects

4.    Prepare all aspects of works orders ensuring all Welsh Water's project approval and procurement processes are followed so that there is no non-compliant spend

5.    Validate and agree contract values and target costs with framework contractors 

6.    Identify, analyse and develop response to commercial project risks ensuring risks are understood, valued and correctly allocated

7.    Carry out monthly valuations of completed work and recommend for payment

8.    Provide sufficient management information that ensures monthly accruals are accurately captured 

9.    Provide advice on contractual claims, early warning notices and compensation events

10.    Agree and sign off final accounts at contractor and project levels

11.    Identify and implement best practise commercial project delivery across the sector and from other sectors

12.    Assist with the resolution of issues between third parties and Welsh Water

Who you’ll work with


•    Director of Operational Services
•    Head of OT
•    OT Field and Engineering Delivery manager
•    Regional OT field managers
•    OT Cyber Security and Operations Manager
•    OT Architecture and Projects Manager
•    Internal financial Business partners and cost managers
•    OT Project Managers

•    Framework Partners
•    Suppliers

About you


You will have:

  • A solid amount of proven / hands-on experience in project accounting, cost, project, and contracts management 
  • A degree in a STEM-related subject or equivalent vocational qualification

Good to know


For an informal discussion about this role, please contact:


Location is currently a flexible hybrid model of home/office working (this can be flexible and negotiated).


Closing date: 23:59 on 30 June 2022.

Interviews will take place virtually across 6th, 7th & 8th July 2022.


As well as a market competitive salary and 33 days annual leave (pro rata, including public holidays), we offer a range of employee benefits including:

  • Variable pay schemes
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions
  • Reduction on gym memberships and high street shopping
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car-leasing scheme
  • Health CashBack scheme
  • An employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate family

And many, many more.



Dŵr Cymru Cyf, a limited company registered in Wales No. 2366777. Registered office: Linea, Fortran Road, St. Mellons, Cardiff CF3 0LT

© Dŵr Cymru Cyf 2019.

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