validus management consultancy UK

Utility Sector Management Consultancy

Generating substantial returns on investment
Our consultants have specialist, detailed knowledge and experience of working within the utilities. Our programmes have delivered significant returns on investment in excess of 10:1

Validus has vast experience of facilitating major business transformation programmes within the Utility sector, from the privatisation of Scottish-Hydro Electric, to supporting specific improvement initiatives with; CE Electric, Scottish Power, United Utilities, National Grid and others involved in energy generation, distribution and supply.

Our transformation programme provides a fully documented, step-by-step structure and framework that engages and coaches managers and staff, enabling them to identify the critical issues and opportunities, fully engage all key stakeholders, develop the new improved operating models and working practices, where necessary challenge and modify the prevailing behaviours and attitudes to ensure effective implementation and benefits delivery.

Our experience includes:

  • Developing scenarios and strategic options in the light of prospective developments in the sector including: regulation, open competition, industry structures, relations amongst key players, and international changes
  • Strategic analysis of operations across a corporate HQ and two generating stations within the unique nuclear business environment identifying multi-million £ savings
  • Re-focused the business strategy within a major multi-utility Connections business
  • Developed a customer focused strategy for the Commercial Division of a major utility. Resolved sharply differing perspectives amongst executive managers
  • Roll-out of the Overall Effectiveness and Efficiency measure (OEE) across the complete nuclear fuel reprocessing cycle. Established manufacturing methodologies and techniques within the unique Nuclear environment. Increased overall equipment effectiveness resulted in multi-million £ savings
  • Major review and re-engineering of business processes, organisation structure development, improved utilization of capacity and resources, skills development in key functional areas including:
Data Management
Metering Operations
Customer Billing
System Design
Connections Call Centres System Maintenance

Our joint programmes have improved commercial awareness, customer focus, team working, co-ordination and co-operation across functions, as well as maintaining technical excellence, throughout a number of UK based multi-utility service providers.

Increasing Asset Performance

Maximising key asset performance is increasingly critical to maintaining competitiveness and satisfying regulatory requirements within the utilities sector. Many companies are in the process of revising their asset management strategies, updating their asset registers and implementing Reliability Centered Maintenance and condition monitoring techniques. However few have been able to fully capitalize on the vast array of asset data now available to best advantage.

Validus has developed a uniquely powerful modelling capability using advanced data processing algorithms to enable:

  • Increased computational efficiency and analysis of very large-scale asset condition data
  • Enhanced recognition of abnormalities, degradation trends and root cause analysis
  • Increased accuracy and confidence in predicting: mean time between failures; asset life expectancy; under varying operating conditions
  • Cost / benefit analysis of replacement components
This then enables maintenance schedules to be re-defined, resources to be allocated to critical areas, across the entire asset life cycle.