Developer Services - Assistant Adoption Manager

Durrington, West Sussex
Up to £33,100 per annum
23 Nov 2021
07 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Developer Services - Assistant Adoption Manager


Why Water?
Without water, life as we know it would be impossible. Every day, we rely on it for drinking, washing and cleaning. It helps create the energy we need for heat and light. It’s also essential to the products we enjoy and the natural world we depend upon.
Yet the South East faces a future of more people and less water. Our population is growing fast, and climate change is bringing greater risk of both drought and flooding.
In the water industry, your work will help to address these challenges and give people access to sustainable, high-quality water and wastewater services for decades to come.
The South East is also home to over 700 miles of coastline, two National Parks, four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and some of the world’s rarest chalk streams. As well as working within these breath-taking environments, your activities will help preserve them for generations to come.

Why Southern Water
Each day, over four million people across Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight count on us for their essential water or wastewater services. Our work is vital, because we’re providing water for life.
Do you want to make a difference? At Southern Water, you work will help to enhance health and wellbeing, protect and improve the environment and sustain the economy. You’ll also play an important role in helping us deliver a resilient water future for the South East.
Are you a natural collaborator with a strong moral compass and high standards? If so, you’ll fit right in. Everything we do is underpinned by three values: succeeding together, doing the right thing and always improving.
Do you want to bring your authentic self to work every day? We do too. That’s why we’re building an inclusive culture and are proud to offer equal opportunities regardless of age, cultural background, disability, gender, marital status, nationality, political belief, race, religion or sexual orientation. We believe the unique perspectives and experiences each of us brings make us stronger.

About the Role:
Job Title: Developer Services - Assistant Adoption Manager
Location: Flexible working/ Chatham/Durrington/Falmer
Perm/FTC: Permanent
Hours: 37 Hours per week
Salary: Up to £33,100 per year depending on skills and experience

Role Overview:
Southern Water are currently looking to hire an assistant adoption manager on a permanent basis. The key aspect of the role is inspecting the Mode, Method, Construction and Connection of Sewer Assets laid by our Developer Customers, ensuring that they meet Regulatory Guidance and Southern Water Technical Specifications. The role will be mobile, which will mainly consist of visiting Developer Sites and Southern Water Sites & Offices. The role comes with a comprehensive benefits package including a business needs car only, subject to doing 10,000 miles.

Role Accountabilities:

• Ensure that Wastewater Assets proposed for Adoption meet Regulatory/SW Specifications during the Construction/Maintenance Period 50%
• Lead on Vesting the Wastewater Assets proposed for Adoption post Maintenance Period, ensuring that the Vested Asset aligns to what has been agreed for Adoption 30%
• Track Inspections & Certification for Reporting Purposes 20%

Person Specification:

We are looking for somebody who has the ability to comprehend engineering guidance and specifications.

You will need to communicate with customers and stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.

We require somebody who has a positive attitude to service improvement and change within a fast paced customer driven environment.

You will be required to manage challenging customers with confidence.

If you are somebody who has strong communication, influence and negotiation skills, we would love to hear from you.


• H&S standards and regulations
• Wastewater regulations
• Construction Practices
• Management of various stakeholders

Risk & Compliance
• Understanding of Levels of Service/DMEX and regulatory compliance for construction is desirable


• Experience in the Wastewater Operations
• Experience in Engineering & Construction

Privacy Statement:
Please note: If you are an existing Southern Water employee, you will need to confirm within your application that your Manager is aware of your application.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. You will need to provide evidence of eligibility (e.g. a passport or long birth certificate and proof of NI) and current proof of address (dated within the last 3 months), will be required as part of the recruitment process. If you do not meet these criteria, your application will not be considered

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