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4 months ago
Thames Water Utilities Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Location: Berkshire
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Thames Water Resourcing Team
Sector: Utilities
Category: Water Engineer Jobs

What is the purpose of the role?

This role plays a key part in supporting the day-to-day performance management of our leak detection contractors, supervising the effective delivery of leakage targets in the field for the Thames Valley region. Working closely with a range of stakeholders, you will also report on data, analysing trends and ensuring suitable objectives are actioned as a result.

What makes this role unique?

This ever changing and fast paced role, gives you the opportunity to work in a business area that is high on the Thames Water agenda, working from any of our sites in the Thames Valley area. You will be expected to travel to a range of sites in your region on a regular basis so a full UK driving licence is required. This is an excellent opportunity to have a direct contribution to the direction and performance of the leakage detection teams and will be part of a growing and evolving role. You will also form part of the the Infrastructure Alliance and at a ground-breaking time for the water industry. The infrastructure alliance was created in April 2015 and is a partnership between Thames Water, Kier, Clancy Docwra, Morrison and Murphy which means working in different ways, more efficiently and with more emphasis on keeping our customer promises.

What will this role involve?

Supervising the performance of the leakage detection teams and partners, you will be accountable for the following:

Manage the quality assurance, conducting regular site audits and desktop studies to ensure quality of leakage detection work.

Direct day to day supervision ensuring that targets and service level agreements are achieved within the specified time.

Have a zero compromise attitude to health and safety.

Collating, producing and analysing reports on leakage detection, identifying any trends and producing challenging yet achievable operational objections for the leakage detection teams.

Travel around your designated region, liaising with the field based teams.

Recommend and, when required, implement efficiency improvements to outperform budget and delivery plan.

Recommend and support changes to end to end process to assist in effective and efficient delivery of repair performance.

Support the contract performance manager to implement corrective action plans and supervise ad-hoc audits.

What are we looking for?

To be considered for this role you will have demonstrable experience within the area of leakage detection as well as having worked within a performance supervisory role. It is essential that you are confident liaising with stakeholders across all levels of an organisation, so experience in this area is key. You will be analytical in your approach and must be confident manipulating data to deliver efficiencies and continuous improvement. A proactive and efficient manner is essential as is the ability to use your initiative at all times. A resilient attitude and flexibility to an ever changing environment is also crucial. This is a vital regulatory output which is high on the business agenda so experience within a similar role is fundamental. Due to the nature of the role, you will be travelling around your geographical region so a clean, full UK driving licence is required.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is offering a salary of £30,000 - £35,000 depending on skills and experience. You will be based from any of our Thames Valley sites which include; Kidlington, Swindon, Bourne End, Reading, Newbury or Didcot. 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 19/03/2019.

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