What is the purpose of the role?
You will be supervising a team who are responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the Slow Sand Filters (SSF) at Ashford Water Treatment Works ensuring that Water Production services are delivered to time, cost and quality standards. Using your knowledge and experience in your specialist area, you will also support the team manager in managing and co-ordinating a team of 10 operators.
What makes this role unique?
This is an excellent opportunity to work as part of a team that has a direct impact on the treated water that goes straight to the customer. Slow sand filters enable us to supply a third of London's drinking water. This frontline role maintaining these filters enables us to keep up with the demand and ensures London is always fully supplied with water.
What will this role involve?
Support the team manager in improving performance through tracking & monitoring of key performance indicators for individuals and teams, and devise improvement plans for operators/technicians.
Undertake and maintain a range of routine and complex activities to optimise operational processes, acting as a point of contact for operational issues in their area and taking a lead role on site when required.
Support the team manager in achieving Health, Safety and Environmental compliance, carrying out routine field audits, developing action plans to support in the delivery of reduction in repeat accidents and responses to "near misses".
Ensure compliance with best operating procedures through field audits and mentoring/advising technicians.
Support the team manager in evaluating risks to the business and taking appropriate action.
What are we looking for?
We are seeking a candidate with a good understanding of relevant legislation and operating procedures, especially Health & Safety. There is a requirement to have an excellent practical understanding of operating processes within the business area. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills alongside basic leadership skills. Should be able to deputise for team manager when business needs require.
Thames Water information and salary details
You will be based out of Ashford WTW in Middlesex. Depending on experience and/or qualifications, we are offering between £27,115 to £36,685. Our competitive salary package includes 24 days annual leave, generous pension scheme whereby the company will match twice of what you contribute up to 12% company contribution, life insurance of 8 x salary, 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.
We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 25/01/2019.