We are currently recruiting an Associate Director, Asset Adoption. Asset Adoption covers the end-to-end process starting at Design Acceptance including Streetworks, Construction and Commissioning, and ending with Completions and Asset Record acceptance.

This is an exciting and high-profile role and will be central to the achievement of our growth objectives. Have you got the drive to go the Last Mile? 

About the role

The role of Associate Director, Asset adoption includes:

  • technical review and acceptance of designs 
  • oversight of construction and commissioning and ancillary processes; and 
  • management of asset completion records (construction and adoption records). 

 As Associate Director, Asset Adoption you will: 

  • lead multi-utility asset adoption processes for assets across the UK 
  • support business development by building and harnessing relationships with key partners, helping to find solutions and remove barriers 
  • ensure asset compliance 
  • protect investment in assets 
  • represent and advocate for the Company’s interests 
  • attend and participate in monthly board meetings 
  • work as part of the senior leadership team to deliver LMAM’s key objectives. 

Additionally, we have plans to revolutionise our asset adoption processes and the successful candidate will be key to developing and implementing those changes. 

Key duties include:

  • Manage the multi-utility design acceptance team. This will include ensuring that design standards are applied consistently, working with our customers and partners to find design solutions. 
  • Oversight of the multi-utility construction and commission processes to ensure that assets are built and commissioned as designed, and in line with all Last Mile standards and procedures. 
  • Responsibility for the Streetworks processes and statutory undertaker license obligations. Alongside the Streetworks Manager, this will include the management of an external service provider and other internal and external partners, and liaising with national and local government as appropriate. 
  • Oversight of the Completions team, ensuring that asset records are complete and compliant; obtained efficiently; and stored effectively. 
  • Promote and sustain a culture of efficiency and continuous improvement. 

Our aim is to be the multi-utility adopter of choice for our partners and customers. The development and deployment of a simple to engage with, and frictionless, asset adoption process is essential in achieving that aim. 

What we are looking for

Experience / Knowledge: 

Essential: 

  • Experience in a senior management role, leading multiple complex and diverse teams and processes. 
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering process change and of continuous improvement. 
  • A proven commitment to safety and compliance. 

Desirable: 

  • Working knowledge of regulated utility industries in the UK, in particular distribution functions. 

Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrable relevant experience is more important that formal education. 

Attributes: 

The role has a broad remit, and the successful candidate will be expected to enact and enable change. It is expected that the successful candidate will: 

  • Be able to lead and influence 
  • Build good relationships across the Last Mile group and with external stakeholders. 
  • Have excellent communication skills 
  • Be pragmatic and able to find solutions 
  • Be driven and self-motivated 
  • Be resilient and agile in a changing environment 
  • Be commercially aware 

Core benefits:

We can offer a very competitive salary for this role, plus a valuable benefits package. Moreover, you will join a growing and dynamic Group that provides a supportive and rewarding working environment, with opportunity for growth and progression. 

  • 25 days holiday plus public holidays 
  • Holiday buy scheme (purchase up to 5 additional days) 
  • Up to 7% employer pension contribution 
  • Life assurance (x4 annual gross salary) 
  • Refer a friend incentive 
  • Hybrid working 
  • Car allowance 
  • Discretionary bonus up to 30% of annual salary 
  • Private medical insurance for you and your family 
  • Company sick pay 
Use the form below and attach your CV to apply for the Associate Director, Asset Adoption role
Contracts Manager, Hamilton
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