Estate Strategy & Planning Principal

  • Job Reference: R23623
  • Date Posted: 4 July 2024
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Additional Benefits
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Estate Strategy and Planning Principal

Salary - Up to £85k (Depending on experience and suitability for the role)

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Closing date - 18th July

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)

  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle.

  • 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.

  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family.

  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site.

What will I be doing?

As an Estate Strategy and Planning Principal you will lead the development of site infrastructure investment and renewal business cases. You will be responsible for the generation of business cases to secure capital funding, providing, and understanding the capability they are sponsoring.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead the development of business cases and supporting artefacts required to support investment decisions.

  • Lead the development of problem definition, requirements capture and options appraisal.

  • Lead individual renewal and/or investment proposals as directed by the Estate Leads.

  • Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a team player.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support Estate Leads to develop investment and renewals programme and supporting plans.

  • Provide business case, problem statements, requirements, options and investments appraisal artefacts.

  • Undertake in depth reviews of business data to assist Estate Manager decision making (e.g. balance of investment).

  • Delegated authority for requirements change authorisation.

  • Support the development of the Site Optimisation Strategy and Plan.

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • A Degree in Engineering/Science/business/commercial would be desired but is not essential.

  • Corporate Strategy and business planning experience

  • In depth knowledge of investment appraisal analysis.

  • Excellent stakeholder management at all levels

  • Experience of business management & business planning cycle

  • Proven track record managing plans in complex investment environment

  • Proactive with the ability and confidence to use own initiative.

All candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.