What is the purpose of the role?
As part of this you will plan complex work to repair and enhance assets on our sewage pumping stations across the Thames Valley South region - from Reading to Newbury to Swindon. You will design jobs and ensure any resources (materials, permits and services) are in place to allow work to be completed by field technicians, as scheduled. You will also be responsible for managing small value projects and minor capital budgets.
What makes this role unique?
Put simply, this role is absolutely vital to the effective performance of our critical national infrastructure. You will undertake important work, ensuring our customers receive a reliable and high quality service. This varies from relatively simple jobs to replace 'like for like' valves/pumps/control systems to complex work where stations need to be upgraded or flow management needs to be in place to enable the job. A significant amount of the work undertaken will directly link to customer contacts, giving you the opportunity to make a big impact on the lives of the people we serve.
What will this role involve?
Investigating and reviewing the performance of our sewage pumping stations.
Responding to asset failures and coordinating resource to return them to service.
Liaising with our contractors and suppliers to deliver solutions to problems on our sites.
Understanding and engaging with a variety of equipment including but not limited to pumps, valves, pipework, lifting equipment, ultrasonic level sensors, flowmeters, control panels and LV electrical equipment.
Providing technical advice and expertise to field staff and 3rd parties.
You will work in an area alongside a field operations manager and a team of technicians with a wide variety of skillsets ranging from unskilled through to mechanical, electrical and ICA.
You will work with support teams to deliver projects and maintain equipment; this includes - waste control centre to monitor our telemetry; planning and scheduling to plan and deliver work to technicians; maintenance projects to deliver higher value capital works; SCADA support for technical expertise for our telemetry systems; purchasing and contract management.
Liaising with customers and customer representatives including council and local government officials.
Responding promptly and effectively to operational events.
Raising and receipting work orders through SAP.
Using our APS risk system to highlight and investigate areas of risk and opportunity within our infrastructure.
Use of SCADA telemetry to investigate site operation and ensure a prompt and effective response in event situations.
Reviewing reports for statutory inspections and raising relevant follow on work (i.e. chemical tank inspections and remedial actions).
What are we looking for?
To be considered for this role you will be qualified to at least NVQ level, ideally specialised in the area of mechanical or electrical engineering. Ideally, you will have experience of technical job design and/or prerequisite management within an infrastructure related environment. You will have extensive experience in a process related or utility industry together with a sound working knowledge of the safe systems of work required under the Health and Safety at Work Act. IT literacy is essential as all work is managed through the SAP system (user training for this and other standard software systems will be provided). You will also demonstrate a good business/ stakeholder awareness, together with an innovative and creative approach to problem solving and strong team working and influencing skills. A full current driving license is essential for this position.
Thames Water information and salary details
This mobile role is based out of Swindon or Newbury Sewage Treatment Works, covering the Thames Valley South area. We are offering a salary of up to £39k depending on experience and qualifications. 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. Participation in a 24/7 Out of Hours Standby rota may be required after a suitable period of training and assessment, for which you will receive an additional payment. All necessary equipment such as vehicle and tools are provided.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 14/03/2018.