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3 months ago
Thames Water Utilities Limited
Salary: £40000 - £51000 per annum
Location: Ware
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Thames Water Resourcing Team
Sector: Management
Category: Maintenance Jobs

What is the purpose of the role?

This exciting opportunity will give you the chance to be a key part of our wastewater treatment business and the development of a new Area Services team. You will lead a team who will provide specialist technical support to Performance managers across an area, with a particular technical specialism in maintenance. This role will be critical in helping to ensure that the agreed compliance and service levels are achieved both now and in the future, and enable us to drive strategic change in maintenance.

What makes this role unique?

Working side by side with our performance managers, you will be instrumental in helping the business to make a step change in how we drive maintenance leadership, playing a key role in the development of technical careers and development of our people enabling us to improve performance across an area.

What will this role involve?

Responsible for technical input to site improvements projects in order to secure effective and efficient asset utilisation and management such as capital investment.

Own and optimise maintenance delivery plan in conjunction with the process delivery plan.

Monitor and review plant performance and reliability, investigate critical plant failures and ensure corrective actions are taken.


Drive improvements to give a reduction in the maintenance serviceability cost by asset type.

Support the development of strategic standards through working with peers in Operations and SPA to ensure compliance with regulatory standards to meet cost, quality and time objectives.

Development of technical strategies in accordance with Company and Maintenance Services objectives.

Ensure asset registers are up to date following investment or on site changes and annual reviews take place.

Develop and maintain planned maintenance capital programme in your area.

Assist / Input into EPR (Environmental Permitting Regulations) where required, to include reviews and updates of SOM's (site operating manuals).

To ensure that a culture of behavioural safety is embedded and that the health, safety and wellbeing of employees and other affected person are top priority.

Responsible for the delivery of statutory and specialist maintenance for operational and maintenance activities such as lifting equipment, generator maintenance, boilers, digest ancillaries, pressure vessels and DSEAR compliance.

Responsible for ensuring compliance and resilience for statutory training requirements, to include COTC (certificate of technical competence), SAT (senior authorised tester) and APD (authorised person digester).

To manage the team to achieve agreed objectives, providing strong leadership aligned with Thames Waters' values.

Responsible for the technical development of all apprentices in the area.

To support Performance Managers in ensuring the area offers development to their technicians so they have the right skills and capabilities and are following Thames Water's standards and methods of work.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking an individual with a background in industrial mechanical / electrical maintenance including planned and preventative maintenance. You will ideally have a minimum of a BTEC / NVQ L3 or equivalent in Mechanical / Electrical and a BTEC HNC Electrical / Mechanical or have a ICA background. You will be an experienced people-manager with a proven track record of engaging and developing a team, and ideally will have been a technical mentor to apprentices in a previous role. You will be used to taking the lead and achieving results, with a strong focus on and broad range of H&S skills, H&S legislation and application. A facilities background would be desirable and NEBOSH would be ideal. You will be required to have this qualification if you do not already. You will have good communication skills as well as excellent IT skills, especially Excel, and the ability to interrogate data via SAP is desirable.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role will be based at Rye Meads sewage treatment works. We are offering a starting salary of between £41,140 and £55,660 depending on skills and experience. Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 17/07/2018.

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