Asset Manager

Job Reference: NNL/TP/11402/495
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
Salary: £54220 - £58888
Working Hours: 39
Closing Date: 15/08/2019
Job Category: Infrastructure, Compliance & Assurance
Business Unit: Infrastructure, Compliance and Assurance
Location: Cumbria area with national travel where required

Job Introduction

The Asset Manager is a prominent position of authority within NNL supporting the business to maximise the potential of the facilities and equipment to support the commercial delivery of customer funded work and internal research and development. The role holder shall be responsible for ensuring that the asset is managed and available in accordance with the Asset Management Plan and procedures, owning the risk assessments of assets within their area(s) of responsibility, providing information to the decision makers i within the capability areas and compliance teams to ensure NNL assets are ready for service and comply with Site Licence conditions. The role holder will be responsible for the implementation of and adherence to the processes, policies and procedures within their area(s) of responsibility.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in working in asset management, holding people to account, be detail orientated, providing management level information and able to work to stringent deadlines

Main Responsibilities

Accountabilities – Key areas of the job:

  • Measures & Targets (Performance Indicators)
  • Asset risk management: the Asset Manager shall be responsible for owning and maintaining asset risk registers to ensure the business can make informed decisions in regards to maintenance, spares, capability and delivery needs to drive budget allocation and priorities.
  • End to end Asset Lifecycle: the Asset Manager shall be accountable for the end to end asset lifecycle of non-nuclear assets per site including asset care, assessments, maintenance.
  • The Asset Manager shall also be responsible for engaging with Compliance to ensure nuclear assets end to end asset lifecycle is captured and aligned.
  • Asset Condition Inspection Programmes : the Asset Manager, in conjunction and in support of the Engineering Manager, shall be responsible for developing condition inspection programmes to improve asset availability, associated reports and inform the business in the decision making process for substantial investment. 
  • Management of Outage Scheduling: the Asset Manager shall be responsible for producing and implementing outage schedules to maximise the availability of the assets without impacting any safety or compliance requirements
  • Asset Management Database: the Asset Manager shall be the owner of the Asset Management Database data, primary point of contact for updating the Database and producing associated management reports.
  • Asset Assessments: the Asset Manager shall be responsible for ensuring that all assets, NNL and non-NNL owned, have the applicable level of Asset Assessment carried out to capture all required details including core asset data, financials, safety features, spares, maintenance and risk.
  • Barcoding of Assets: the Asset Manager shall be responsible for ensuring all assets are given a unique NNL barcode that they can be identified business wide.
  • This includes the purchasing and storing of the NNL barcodes.
  • Maintain Asset Spares Inventory: the Asset Manager shall be responsible for maintaining an accurate Asset Spares inventory, working alongside Lab Ops & Compliance assessing what spares are deemed critical and own any investment business cases to hold any  stock.
  • Contract Management: the Asset Manager shall be responsible for the contract management of any 3rd parties related to Asset Management such as procurement of asset spares, maintenance activities or removal of an asset.
  • Sharing of Best Practice: the Asset Manager shall attend any Forums (internal or external) as requested to keep abreast of best practice around Asset Management. They shall be responsible for sharing and implementation of any learning around their own area(s) of responsibility.
  • Lifetime Plans: the Asset Manager shall be responsible for the development and maintaining of all Asset Lifetime Plans relevant to their area(s) of responsibility.
  • Site Specific Regulations: the Asset Manager shall ensure all Asset Management processes and governance is aligned to all site regulations including correct management of all documentation associated with their area(s) of responsibility.
  • Budgets: the Asset Manager will hold and manage budgets as well as being responsible for driving risk based assessments to allow the business to make informed decisions in relation to business area budgets relating to assets, such as maintenance
  • Compliance Peer Checks: the Asset Manager will undertake regular self-audits and task observations of their area(s) of responsibility to ensure that standards are being maintained according to EHSS&Q and Compliance procedures. They shall be responsible for raising any findings, set corrective actions and manage those through to completion.
  • Asset Management Strategy and Policies: the Asset Manager shall be responsible for developing and implementing the Asset Management Strategy and associated policies, alongside the business, to ensure the direction of Asset Management is aligned with the business vision.
  • Governance Model: the Asset Manager will be responsible for the all forums and meetings required to ensure that the Asset Management process is governed and monitored closely.
  • Coaching & Mentoring: the Asset Manager as Subject Matter Expert for their particular area(s) of responsibility shall provide coaching and mentoring to any potential new candidates required for succession planning within their team.
  • Owner of Asset Management Process:  the Asset Manager is required to own the processes and procedures associated to Asset Management in NNL including updating documentation ensuring the processes are fit for purposes and embedding the processes around the organisation
  • Project Work: the Asset Manager will be required to undertake project work to embed an Asset Management capability within NNL
  • Proactive in Continuous Improvement: the Asset Manager shall promote best practice within the team and drive behaviours to encourage continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrable impact on a range of scorecard measures at operational level including:         

               Maintenance Efficiency

               Inspection Outcomes

               Outage Schedule Efficiency

               Availability Target

               Unplanned Outages

  • Adherance to Site Safety Measures
  • Adherance to Site License Conditions
  • Embedment of the new Asset Management Strategy and Risk Management Process

The Ideal Candidate

Knowledge, Skills and Experience    

  • Experienced in full asset management lifecycle with demonstrable knowledge of the Asset Management process.
  • Experienced in Risk Management processes and best practise
  • Institute of Asset Management (IAM) Qualified to Certificate or Diploma level, or is working towards qualification.
  • Membership of recognised engineering or scientific institution e.g.IMechE, IET, IchemE
  • Must demonstrate an ability to analyse and interpret complex information from several, sometimes conflicting sources, with a proven problem solving ability in order to make decisions based upon this information.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to communicate concepts to diverse audiences with varying skills.
  • Site License Plant Experience 
  • Provide evidence of having initiative and ability to plan and direct own work and work independently.
  • Evidence of self-motivation with demonstrable levels of drive, energy and resilience.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the operational & maintenance requirements associated with their area(s) of control 
  • Knowledge of safety case requirements 
  • Ability to manage budgets 
  • Project Management Experience 
  • Leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate to various parties both internal and external to NNL
  • Competent in use of all excel packages and ability to manipulate data to support decision making
  • Understand the matrix management model and have experience of working in this type of model

About The Company

Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.

Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.

We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials