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Asset Management Lead Consultant

  • Job reference: AD-001107
  • Sector: Aerospace, Asset Management, Defence, Marine & Coastal, Nuclear, Security
  • Location: Bristol, Aldershot
As a global multi-disciplinary consultancy The Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology (ADS&T) Division within Atkins is at the leading edge of digital Asset Performance Management and is currently recruiting for a Lead Asset Management Consultant. Atkins offers a range of independent and unbiased advice in engineering, technical and strategic advisory services to a wide breadth of markets and clients.

‘Atkins is a member of the Aurora Engineering Partnership which, subject to contract, will support the Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) transformation strategy as the Engineering Delivery Partner’.

We are strengthening the Asset Management consulting team within ADS&T to meet this increasing market demand for advisory Strategic Asset Management, Digital Asset Management and BIM services. These services include business operations, strategy, people management, change management, accounting/finance, risk management and information systems all coordinated to realise maximum value from physical assets

The role for the Lead Asset Management requires the combined application of business operations, strategy, people management, change management, accounting/finance, risk management and information systems all coordinated to realise maximum value from physical assets. Government and industry look to Atkins to apply asset management principles across a wide range of infrastructure markets/sectors such as; Transportation, Energy, Water, Aerospace and Defence

The successful candidate will provide thought leadership in data driven analysis of client asset management objectives through data analytics and a range of digital asset management systems to develop and define client objectives at an operationally strategic level. In some cases, the successful candidate will work with clients to develop, design, procure and implement a digital asset management system for the client.

The role requires the successful candidate to work both independently and provide Leadership to the Asset Management Capability, developing and delivering asset management solutions for both simple and complex equipment and at the enterprise level. The role is technically and personally challenging, whilst being incredibly rewarding. The role requires the successful candidate to work under their own guidance, manage project teams and interact with customers and key stakeholders at a high level.


Overview / Responsibilities

Successful candidate will be required to travel regionally and nationally as per role and project needs.

Prime responsibilities for the role are:

• Development and appraisal of client Asset Management Campaigns, including investment options. Translation of investment options into detailed investment plans that support client asset management strategy and objectives.
• Application of whole life cost principles, utilising Atkins’ digital asset management systems. Define, track, analyse and verify client unit cost data.
• Management of asset creation/acquisition/disposal methodologies for clients. Associated business case and options development where asset life extensions may be required.
• Identify, measure and evaluate asset related risks and potential disruptions to critical asset management activities and infrastructure. Ensure/identify the technical/non-technical resources needed for contingency planning.
• Develop, maintain and communicate asset management plan(s) and specific asset policies. Measure effectiveness of plans, implementing adjustments where required.

Skills / Qualifications

Technical Knowledge and Experience

Essential

• Knowledge of principles and methods of strategic management and business planning.
• Ability in determining procurement strategies applicable to the acquisition or creation of assets including management of materials, logistics and supply chains.
• Ability to use relevant software programs to determine deterioration of assets, impact on integrated system effectiveness and techniques for cost and performance analysis.

Desirable
• Previous application of novel solutions within a client environment.
• Experience of working directly with clients to provide advice and guidance on investment decisions.
• Relevant knowledge of national and international legal and regulatory frameworks.
• Chartered engineer or equivalent, or working towards it.
• Knowledge and experience of working in wider markets, with experience of consultancy selling to external clients

Management Knowledge and Experience

Essential
• Ability to engage and influence at all levels of stakeholder, both internally and externally.
• Able to establish clear client requirements, communicating plans effectively back to clients.
• Record of accomplishment in the development of Asset Management solutions at enterprise, platform and at system level.
• Provide Technical Governance and Assurance across the Asset Management discipline.
• Ability to deal well with ambiguity and new content in a very broad range of situations.
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team and contribute with a problem-solving, investigative and innovative skillset.
• Able to work at pace and under pressure.
• A strong communicator with keen observation skills and critical thinking ability.

Desirable
• Chartered engineer or equivalent, or working towards it;
• Knowledge and experience of working in wider markets
• Experience of consultancy selling and the ability to sell the capability to external clients
• Bid management and or support to complex bids

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.


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