Water Asset Adoption Manager

We are currently looking for a permanent Water Asset Adoption Manager to join our growing Asset Adoption Team. This role will be based within one of our offices across the UK (Swindon, Cardiff, Warrington Hamilton), and remote working will also be considered. 

As Water Asset Adoption Manager, you will lead Last Mile Asset Management’s (LMAM)development of a water asset adoption process from technical standards through to design, construction, commissioning and final completion and adoption by the water asset licence holder. You will support the development and continually review and improve the LMAM’s water capability in terms of resources, systems, policies, and procedures.

Have you got the drive to go the Last Mile? 

About the role

Your responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of a suite of best practice standards, policies and procedures for the design, construction, completion, and adoption water networks.
  • Build a water asset adoption team including establishing an appropriate competence assessment process for members of the LMAM water asset adoption team.
  • Lead, motivate, communicate with, develop, appraise and performance manage the water asset adoption team to ensure staff are fully motivated to achieve the right performance. 
  • Develop effective relationships, and work, with external self-lay providers/organisations to efficiently and collaboratively support their roles and responsibilities in the water asset adoption process with the aim of developing a class leading water asset adoption process. 
  • Ensure comprehensive asset records are developed and obtained, where appropriate, throughout the asset adoption process.
  • Provide leadership and knowledge to support water activities within the Last Mile group.
  • Provide technically sound supporting information and advice on water projects, ensuring the provision and compliance of the water legal framework and authority standards. 
  • Develop and implement a validation process for third party companies that offer water assets for adoption.
  • Ensuring compliance for all water design, construction, commissioning installations and health and safety standards and national accreditations.

What we are looking for

Experience / Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of, and experience working with the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations
  • Experience of water utility network design, construction and commissioning policies and procedures.
  • Experience of developing and maintaining engineering policies and design standards.
  • Experience & understanding of Health & Safety in both construction, and operations and maintenance situations.



  • Degree or equivalent in Engineering
  • Incorporated Engineer (IEng) recognised by ICE, CIWEM (or expected to achieve within 6 months)


  • Prior experience in a similar role within the Utility sector.
  • Chartered Engineer Status
  • IOSH / NEBOSH General Certificate.
  • Management experience of working in a similar engineering standards environment with a thorough knowledge of operational application.


  • Strong mentor and leader with good problem solving skills and the ability to explain complex information to others.
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of the organisation and to provide clear and concise written and oral communication.

What we can offer you

We offer good benefits and remuneration packages, but most importantly, an enjoyable and rewarding place to work. We believe in rewarding our people well and there are plenty of career opportunities for the right person.

Core Benefits:

  • 25 Days Holiday plus Statutory Days
  • Holiday Buy Back 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 (3 days in the Office, 2 from home)
  • Company Car/Car Allowance of £400
  • Discretionary Bonus up to 15% of Gross Annual Salary 
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