Opus offers a unique approach to water asset management, which is effective at strategic, tactical and operational levels, through the retention and coordination of many different skill sets. This approach assists to provide tailored solutions to improve existing asset/activity management plans, and that support the development of long-term sustainable business approaches.
The key to this is flexibility, underpinned by a broad skill base. This breadth of skills allows Opus the room to address client needs without the need to promote a preconceived solution.
Opus believes in listening to needs, and in identifying practical solutions at any level, from strategic asset management planning, to operational improvements and training.
Opus’ water asset management services structure acknowledges that:
- Traditional asset management is developing into activity management, which promotes achievement of outcomes through using assets, rather than the state of the assets themselves.
- Clients’ service needs increasingly include “non asset” activities – such as customer service improvements, service delivery contracts, risk management plans, skills gap analysis, operational efficiency and incident response planning.
- Expertise for core asset management services - such as data collection, condition assessment and valuation that focus on physical asset performance - is still required.
Why choose Opus?
Opus acknowledges that clients often require a blend of local input and specialised skills. Opus’ water asset management expertise is organised in a way that ensures specific expertise is coordinated and supported, through the task areas and task leaders outlined below.
Opus’ water asset management services draw on specialised expertise that ensures:
- Services provided nationally are coordinated and consistent.
- Services do not become pigeon holed – lessons learned from working with different clients are communicated and shared.
- Costs to clients are minimised by not “reinventing the wheel”, and by passing on the benefits of prior experience.
- Best teams are offered to clients, and opportunities for skill development of Opus staff are provided.
Opus task leaders provide specialist resource capability used in water asset management activities. The task leaders also provide a first point of contact for track record, skill sets and capabilities, within their areas of responsibility.