Scottish Water’s customers consider waste water an invisible service and wish to keep it that way. Any flooding or blockages result in customer dissatisfaction. Scottish Water require us to provide exemplary service to their customers. Their CES score is currently 78%.
Scottish Water’s high-level objectives are;
- Maintaining service to customers during extreme weather events
- Overall Performance Assessment (OPA)
- Customer Experience Measure (CEM)
- Community engagement
- Reducing flooding and pollution from sewers
and include customer satisfaction, health & safety, flooding, environmental pollution and quality of water. Everything we do is measured against the key performance criteria which are aligned to these requirements.
Our teams, trained in the Kier and Scottish Water customer care standards, are the first line of face-to-face contact with customers during the initial survey to pick up any concerns regarding access, roads or parking closures. Through this we’re aware of all issues of concern and plan delivery to mitigate these through things like letter drops to inform all affected households.
The gang carrying out the work have regular contact with householders, face-to-face, to keep them informed and to resolve any problems or concerns. They speak to customers at the end of jobs to ensure that they are content with the service provided, nothing is left to be done, we have cleared the site and reinstated their property to their satisfaction. This ensures they are happy with our work at the time it is carried out, and importantly reduces unwanted calls to Scottish Water to raise concerns or complaints.
Once the team has left site and left customers happy, then Scottish Water’s Rant & Rave survey is put into action to track in real-time our performance. This measures customers satisfaction with prompt follow up text messages and telephone conversations reflecting Ofwat’s quarterly SIM survey and CES metrics in particular the avoidance of unwanted calls or complaints and any praise received too.
Survey data is used to develop action plans where problems have occurred to improve best practice, capture lessons learned, make changes to procedures, and communication.
We carry out 15,000 jobs each year mostly involving traffic notices. Our focus is on ensuring that works involve the shortest possible occupation of the carriageway, and that customers’ private access is not impeded.
We measure our performance and use that data to drive continuous improvement of our processes of delivery, of culture, of customer care and of relationships with Scottish Water.
Delivering a new £27m and 30.5km pipeline for Bristol Water, overcoming biodiversity and sustainability issues, handling the logistics presented by the pipeline passing through five towns and bringing improved water supply to 280,000 customers.
A short-term central London consultancy project turned into a ground-breaking multi-utility project, moving eight utilities to prepare for a new 800-apartment development, setting the standard in how these projects should be delivered in the capital.
Restoring, renovating and extending this prestigious Grade A listed performing arts building, utilising building conservation techniques whilst internally upgrading the interiors and finishes to a high quality and installing new, modern building services and a/v equipment throughout.
Kier delivers work for South West Water (SWW) under the ‘MEICA Capital Works Framework’, a multi-disciplinary framework for maintenance, refurbishment and the expansion of water treatment and sewage treatment works.
A high profile 3km route clearance of 1500 utility conflicts through Edinburgh city centre, delivered within budget and achieving all programme milestones, whilst minimising disruption to local businesses and residents.
Constructing a new retail unit that included remodelling existing car parks, a major re-alignment of the existing spine road - including removal of roundabouts - significant public utility services diversions and installation of toucan crossings.
Transforming the former site of Hawkhead Hospital into Hawkhead Village, a residential community bringing together restored Art Deco buildings and new homes. Achieving Show Home of the Year in the Scottish Home Awards 2015 and Best Renovation/Conversion in The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2017.
Designing and constructing of a new joint campus school for The Highland Council to incorporate two neighbouring primary schools, Caol Primary School and St Columba's RC Primary School, together with a community facility.