Head of Utilities

  • Full Time
  • Tadley, Hampshire
  • Up to ¬£95000 per annum + pension scheme, life assurance USD / Year

Website AWE

AWE has a unique opportunity for a Head of Utilities within the Estates and Liabilities leadership team.

Head of Utilities delivers through-life capability management and asset optimisation of Utilities Operational Services, Industrial Facilities and Energy Management to meet 24/7/365 site requirements in a nuclear licenced environment.

The role will lead a capability that will modernise utilities infrastructure, models of delivery and simplify processes to meet the programme and capital investment challenges of AWE, at a time when the Company is embedding asset management and undergoing transformative activities. Leading, motivating and supporting staff, contractors and stakeholders through this period of change whilst successfully and safely delivering on current commitments is key.

Closing date: 24th May 2024

Location: Reading/Basingstoke area

Salary: £Negotiable

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training.
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services.
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts – access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing – more information available on our careers site.

In addition to the above, we will also be looking for candidates to have:

  • Strong leadership and direction to direct reports, functional and contract support
  • The ability to provide and maintain the intelligent customer capability for Utilities.
  • Direct the Operational and Capital expenditure for the Utilities Area, ensuring costs are optimised.
  • The ability to manage the strategic development of the Utilities Area in line with programme requirements and Site strategy and Site Utilities Permit compliance requirements.
  • Accountability for the Asset Management Plan/s for the Utilities Area.
  • Have experience operating confidently as the Site Business Relationship Manager for strategic and tactical activities within the Utilities Area.
  • Supported operational and tactical activities of significance (potential to impact programme delivery or where compliance challenged).
  • A track record of promoting high personal standards in environment, health, security, and quality as well as being a great team player.
  • We are looking for individuals who put our values at the heart of what they do and model the core leadership behaviours of setting direction, engaging people, and delivering results. You will need gravitas and resilience to engage with and influence those at the most senior levels to deliver our mission.


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