What is the purpose of the role?
This DMA Improvement Engineer role is responsible for improving individual district meter areas (DMAs) and then taking the learning acquired from the specific investigations and developing rules that can then been applied to all DMAs across the company to deliver improvements. The improvements can be in the form of improved data, so we understand the water use components and leakage in the DMA better, it can take the form of identifying unaccounted for water use, and it can take the form of leakage reduction.
Your role is to take the large and varied datasets we have available for the DMA and analyse them order to identify potential problems with the DMA. You will then work closely with highly skilled field technicians to undertake specific field investigations in order to confirm the problems and then raise them for resolution. You will then be responsible for ensuring corporate data systems get updated with the knowledge gained.
What makes this role unique?
This is an excellent opportunity to join the UK's largest water and waste water organisation, being able to support in the delivery of key performance commitments to our customers. We have set ourselves some extremely challenging leakage reduction targets over the next decade and you will be a key part of team learning how we do this best. You will be helping to improve the operability and performance of our district metered areas at a time when we are installing more and more sensors on the network, such as smart meters and acoustic loggers, to generate insight like we have never had before.
You will be working with the latest technology and a broad range of different teams from across the business to drive forward the best techniques possible for managing our DMA stock. You will also be assisting in improving our long term asset planning tool AIM which is used to direct our future asset enhancement programmes, such as our mains rehabilitation programme. This role is mainly office based but you will get the opportunity to undertake field based activities when required.
What will this role involve?
You will be responsible for taking poor performing DMAs, reviewing all available data, both internal and external to Thames Water, to identify and prioritise field activities to confirm and address performance problems.
You will direct the necessary field work and analyse the results, working closely with the field based technical teams.
You will identify and ensure delivery of data improvements within our corporate systems, liaising with system owners where required.
You will introduce initiatives to be applied globally to improve the operability and performance of all our DMAs.
You will work collaboratively with other colleagues, such as the leakage optimisation engineers, to rectify long standing difficult problems.
You will deliver sustainable improvements to DMAs, to allow their more efficient future operation whilst delivering better levels of service to our customers.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for someone that can problem solve, someone who can take a wealth of data from a range of systems and turn it into insight and action. We need someone that can get into the detail, but also look at the bigger picture in order to prioritise the actions that need to be taken. Each DMA will be different, and therefore each solution will be different. Ideally you will have a good understanding of water networks, hydraulics, customer demand and leakage management techniques. You will be good at analysing and interpreting data and using systems to interrogate and process data. You will also be self-motivated, good at communicating with others, and determined to get work finished.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is offering a salary of £34,000 - £38,000 depending on skills and experience and will be based from Rose Kiln Court in Reading. 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 an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 15/06/18.