What is the purpose of the role?
You will be responsible for the delivery of complex maintenance activities through both our internal maintenance team as well as managing external contractors. You will be responsible for ensuring that our legal statutory maintenance requirements are met. These will include lifting equipment, pressure vessels and generators. Ensuring our sites meet the KPI for plant availability across the estate, driving improvement and striving for best practice. You will be the technical mentor for the maintenance team including apprentices. All of this needs to be done whilst ensuring we deliver a high standard of service within budget.
What makes this role unique?
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team in providing a high level of critical services to our customers across the Thames Valley. Every day presents a different challenge whether it be planned or reactive work which will provide an interesting environment for someone who is passionate. This opportunity will provide great learning & development opportunities. The role will provide the technical network required to support the field technicians in maintaining our sewage treatment works ensuring all assets remain operational 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Your engineering skills and experience along with training provided will mean you can drive performance whilst ensuring health and safety remains your number one priority.
What will this role involve?
You will be responsible for ensuring all work planned in SAP is delivered in a cost effective and timely manner.
You will make sure all tools and materials are made available in order for work to be completed, ensuring the costs are within budget.
You will be responsible for ensuring the Thames Waters health & safety standards are met and this will and this will include the reviewing of contractor Risk and Method statements.
You will need to proactively seek to understand asset care plans and asset criticality.
You will coordinate deliveries by chasing suppliers and coordinating the receiving receipting process, providing specialist technical advice where appropriate with up to date technical knowledge.
You will provide training support for technical trainees, will be involved in all team huddles and will contribute with current issues/resolutions.
What are we looking for?
The ideal candidate must have relevant experience within maintenance. Experience within the water industry would be an advantage. The roll will involve needing to be highly logical and collaborative as you will need to be able to work closely with planners, field performance managers, suppliers and 3rd parties. Being technically experienced with a good understanding of how to maintain assets will be advantageous to the roll as would electrical experience. Being meticulous at documenting the finer details of what needs to take place, being able to manage your work under pressure. Strong communication skills and good decision making abilities along with being competent with IT systems is key. Clean driving licence is essential as the role involves travelling.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based at Aylesbury sewage treatment works and is offering a salary of up to £36,000 depending on skills and experience. 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 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 25/09/2018.