Binnies appoints a new head of operations and maintenance

Adam Johnson joins Binnies with many years’ experience in the water industry of leading major strategic operational assets and transformational programmes. Adam’s experience spans water and wastewater treatment, network supply and catchment and major incident response, mitigation and oversight.

Adam brings with him 13 years’ experience working with United Utilities (UU), managing its response to water outage events and incidents. At UU, he managed one of the largest water treatment plants in the UK and as operations and maintenance manager for the Merseyside and Lancashire region, he looked after a number of strategic supply works successfully, delivering financial efficiencies and maintaining upper quartile performance.

Adam’s strong leadership skills in wastewater management meant that he was able to successfully oversee the integration of a new £200 million treatment process into the second-largest wastewater treatment works in North-West England, transforming the operating methodology to make huge financial efficiencies while improving the robustness of the biological process against an ever-changing catchment. This was followed by a role managing a high-profile wastewater operational region that was subject to a major capital investment programme with a wide-ranging portfolio of schemes across 22 sites.

Adam has extensive knowledge and experience of water, wastewater, incident response and management, alongside detailed regulatory knowledge and water sector best practice in the optimised performance of operations and maintenance activities. This, coupled with his proven track record of building high performing teams, makes him the ideal person to drive forward the development and growth of the operations and maintenance services within Binnies.

Adam Johnson

Mark Kaney, Director of Asset Management at Binnies, said, “I am really pleased to have Adam join us to lead what is a high-profile area of our business with a lot of challenges. With issues such as resilience, cost efficiency, the adoption of more proactive, risk based approaches and the successful integration of new and innovative digital capabilities, Adam will help us ensure we can offer our clients a best-in-class service in the field of operations and maintenance asset management.”

Binnies’ operations and maintenance team, working in cross-functional partnerships with our digital products and services function and strategic advisory services team, is engaged in delivering a major transformation programme within the water industry, developing innovative asset care solutions to move from reactive maintenance to a more planned, proactive and preventative position.

About Binnies

At Binnies, we create new possibilities for humanity through our innovative approach to delivery. Backed by a culture that has stayed true since the company’s founding over 100 years ago, Binnies develops intelligent water and environmental solutions using a whole-life-cycle approach to deliver functional infrastructure and lasting environmental and social legacies. We strive to elevate the quality of life for our local communities today and for generations to come.

Binnies is an RSK group company and was formerly part of Black & Veatch.

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About the RSK group (RSK)

RSK is a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services group made up of over 100 businesses. The group is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has an established presence in more than 40 countries around the world.

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