Civil Asset Manager

Date: 9 Jul 2024

Location: Southampton, Southampton, GB

Company: ABP

We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.




We're the largest port operator in the U.K. managing 21 ports around the country, all of which helps to support 119,000 jobs and contribute £7.5 billion to the economy every year, as we handle £150 billion of trade. Our Southampton port is the largest export port in the UK providing a critical link to our goal of Keeping Britain Trading! Annually we handle 900,000 vehicles, accepting 2 million cruise passengers, and handle exports in excess of £40Bn through the 3rd largest container terminal in the UK. In the last 12 months we've also taken over the Operations of additional marine Terminals at Solent Gateway (Marchwood Military Port) which has greatly increased our asset portfolio. 


We're currently looking to recruit an experienced civil engineer ideally with experience of managing an extensive asset register to join our Southampton port as a Civil Asset Manager. You'll be working in an autonomous role bridging the gap between our project team and engineering team, you should have a solid understanding of asset lifecycle and will be responsible for driving TotEx investment plans (up to 5 years). We have a wide range of Civil Assets across the Southampton port, some over 100 years old and the ability to prioritise project and maintenance works is vital.


Why should you work for ABP?
•    Have the chance to make a difference in a business critical to UK trade.
•    Work within an exciting, innovative, growing business.
•    You can thrive in an inclusive environment where every individual can be themselves and feel respected
•    Receive competitive salary and benefits package
•    Get support for training, personal development and further education
•    Benefit from support and engagement through dedicated management and leadership


•    Accountable for ensuring all policies, legal requirements and best practices are developed (in a means that is both practical and deliverable at port level) and fully implemented across the region.
•    Accountable for the development and implementation of asset risk mitigation plans.
•    Accountable for the creation of technical / performance engineering standards and liaison with procurement.
•    Accountable to lead and champion initiatives and the consistent application the region.
•    Ensure alignment with the centre of excellence and other senior management colleagues across ABP
•    Mentor and coach the region teams in Asset Management practices where appropriate.


Skills & Experience
•    Significant experience in an asset intensive industry with a civil infrastructure specialism
•    Detailed and working knowledge of external legislation and internal policy requirements.
•    Proven track record in strategic planning.
•    Strategic, innovative, highly commercial and analytical.
•    The job holder needs excellent interpersonal, communication and relational abilities - understands the link between engagement and performance.
•    Strong drive for continuous improvement - never satisfied with the status quo
•    Chartered Civil Engineer or similar qualification (Ideal)
•    Knowledge and experience of ISO 55000.
•    Experience of portfolio asset management.
•    Experience of working with asset management modules in an Enterprise Resource Planning system, ideally SAP


We offer a competitive salary, contributory pension from day one (Starting at 3% employee contribution with 5% company match), private healthcare and dental, access to our Employee Assistance Program, 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays – plus the option to purchase additional days), wide range of discounts and cash back with high street and online retailers. We offer an inclusive work environment with an in-house training academy which offers ongoing opportunities to develop your skills. 
Closing date for the role is Wednesday 8th May. 


Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.
Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.

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