What is the purpose of the role?
To manage leakage in a specific region/zone and ensure Thames Water achieves its challenging OFWAT ODI targets year on year. To ensure that leakage in your appointed region is optimised to the maximum degree by delivering an efficient leakage strategy and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders at all times, such as field services, capital delivery, control as well as other departments within asset management. The work varies between reactive troubleshooting and planned work, both which involve engaging and liaising with different departments, prioritising workloads and minimising the impact of reactive issues while supporting delivery of medium to long term strategies to meet year end leakage targets.
What makes this role unique?
This role encompasses all aspects of leakage optimisation and control within the specified region. As the leakage engineer you will monitor and oversee a designated region, allowing you to significantly improve the performance in your area. You will directly review methods to optimise and improve leakage detection and control whilst building an understanding of network configuration.
An excellent opportunity to save a vital resource and contributing to the wider good of the environment and planet. You will also be joining the organisation at a ground breaking-time, being part of the Infrastructure Alliance which was formed in April 2015 to work in different ways, more efficiently and with more emphasis on keeping our customer promises.
What will this role involve?
Liaising with field operation teams to prioritise detection targeting and mains repair for leakage survey work on transfer and principle mains.
The regular reviewing of zonal metering and liaising with the zonal and district metering team.
Ensuring that District Metered Area (DMA) targeting and pack quality are fit for purpose through the active management of the Leakage Optimisation Analyst.
Actively reviewing District Metered Areas (DMAs) water balances & target step testing resources and oversee process compliance - approve and sign off claims to reduce leakage.
Liaising with key stakeholders impacting on leakage delivery in each area.
Supporting the team in delivering operability processes/policy changes.
Routinely reviewing and optimising performance and operability of our pressure reducing valves (PRVs).
Prioritising validation work stream to ensure fit for leakage targeting.
Identifying and raising any risks to leakage delivery and potential future investment opportunities through Risk Matrix/APS.
Preparing weekly leakage presentations for management (including weekly predictions).
Deputising for the Leakage Optimisation Manager on occasion, attend meetings etc and support manager in delivering the company leakage action plan.
An out of hours standby rota (One in Four) might apply.
What are we looking for?
We are seeking an expert in Water Networks in order to make an impact within the team and develop the ideas and processes. You must demonstrate excellent analytical skills and a good working knowledge of Excel. Experience with leakage, Hydraulics or Modelling would be an advantage. To be successful in the post strong communication skills are needed as well as confidence when presenting recommendations. We are looking for someone who is degree educated or equivalent in Civil Engineering, Environmental Science or a similar subject. Please note, a valid driving licence is essential for this role.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is offering a salary of circa £32,000 - £35,000 depending on skills and experience and will be based out of our Ashford Common site with travel around your region. 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 14/08/2018.