Graduate Opportunity

Portfolio Analyst


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As Portfolio Analyst, you will improve, maintain, and apply our investment optimisation software (Copperleaf Portfolio) and associated tools, to enable effective investment planning across the Affinity Water asset base.

Affinity Water's business plan for 2020-25

Affinity Water share what is in their business plan.

In this newly created role within Investment Programme Management, you’ll be part of an expert team that evaluates whether the business’ asset investment plans are optimised, achieving the balance between cost, risk, and performance.

What you’ll be doing

This role will sit at the front end of the investment process and will take the lead when it comes to cost benefit analysis. You will maintain and develop our investment data and investment optimisation software, whilst validating investment risks and benefits, using data to optimise investment in our assets.

The work you do will be for both day-to-day decision making and regulatory business planning, and so you have the unique opportunity to influence investment decisions and ensure that the business makes the best possible choices when it comes to how we spend our money.

What you’ll need

You’ll be educated to degree level in an engineering, finance or modelling discipline. Experience in a similar investment planning role within a regulated industry is essential as you’ll be familiar with risks, costs, discounting techniques and optimisation techniques. If you have experience in asset management, even better.

You’ll be highly numerate with an analytical mind and excellent problem-solving skills. You’ll also have great interpersonal skills and be able to work successfully with multiple stakeholders, challenging decisions where required.

What's in it for you?

The work you'll do is critical for Affinity Water to meet its regulatory targets and continue to deliver safe, clean drinking water to 3.7 million customers every day. In return, you'll be entitled to a host of benefits including competitive salary, double-matching SMART pension scheme, and a holiday allowance that increases with length of service. So the longer you stay, the more you gain.

Ready for your next challenge?

Apply now and follow the quick and easy application questions to submit your interest. Everyone will get a response.


  • Holiday - Up to 30 days' holiday, plus the chance to buy up to an extra five days a year 
  • Hybrid Working - Improve your home-work balance with the opportunity for hybrid working (for applicable roles)
  • Refer a Friend - Recommend a friend and receive £1,000
  • Discounts - Discounts on your shopping, holidays, insurance, days out and more
  • Free Eye Test - Free eye test vouchers every two years
  • Wellbeing Centre - Access to our Wellbeing Centre with support for looking after your physical and mental health
  • Volunteering Opportunities - Four volunteering Affinity Days a year

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £35,000 - £40,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Hatfield (Hertfordshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Water/Hydrology

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