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Thames Water Utilities Limited
Salary: £28050 - £37950 per annum
Location: Oxford
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Thames Water Resourcing Team
Sector: Operations
Category: Operations 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 be part of 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. This role will also be responsible for the delivery of statutory and regulatory activities for the Controller of Premises.

What makes this role unique?

Would you like to be part of a team that has a positive impact on the environment and manufactures green energy? Working side by side with our performance managers, you will be part of the team that will be instrumental in helping the business to make a step change in how we drive maintenance leadership. This team will also allow us to make improvements in the safety and security of our sites and is a key enabler to helping us to achieve our wider ambitions.

What will this role involve?

Provide technical support to Performance Managers and Technical Co-ordinators to meet operational performance and customer service targets.

To manage any facilities related issues, liaising with the appropriate people.


To support our work as being a good neighbour in the local communities where we are based, you will work to update the odour management plans, track audit actions and monitor routine inspections.

Assist in the management of 3rd party framework suppliers (raising orders, carrying out audits etc) to undertake critical maintenance in the field on key assets such as Generation, screens, flow-meters ensuring work is undertaken in accordance with task specifications / standards.

Health and Safety:

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

To be responsible for the delivery of statutory and regulatory activities for the Controller of Premises including ensuring we are compliant with routine inspections relating to fire, asbestos, legionella etc.

Assist / lead field activities such as supervising contractors on site as appropriate, reviewing contractor risk assessments, issuing of permit and Health and Safety as required, including Grounds maintenance.

Take responsibility for safe working practices which comply with company procedures including: SOM (site operating manual), Health and Safety legislation, and other related issues.

Conduct SHE inspections and spotting and reporting hazards and near misses in a timely manner.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who has a broad range of H&S skills, ideally with a strong working knowledge and H&S legislation and application. A facilities background would be desirable and IOSH would be ideal. You will have good communication skills and a proven knowledge and understanding of the operation of maintenance and mechanical and electrical assets. You will also have good report writing skills as well as good IT skills. Due to the nature of the role you will be required to travel between sites so a full UK driving license is essential. You should a minimum of 5 GCSE's or equivalent qualification.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role will be based at Banbury Sewage Treatment Works. We are offering a salary up to £35,000 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.

About Thames Water

Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.


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


Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 16/07/2018.

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