Network metering technician

What is the purpose of the role?

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual to ensure the effective maintenance and repair of district / zonal Meters and critical pressure points with the aim of increasing the reliability and availability of the reporting systems. You will ensure a high level of compliance within a system driven organisation. Providing a high level of technical input, a typical day will involve you travelling around your designated region, fixing and repairing zonal and district meters as well as critical pressure points using a combination of well-honed fault diagnostic procedures and specialist test equipment.

What makes this role unique?

This is a highly self-directed role, so you will be responsible for your own workload, and will be working in the public domain on a daily basis. This is also an opportunity for excellent personal development and with the freedom to make your own decisions depending on the circumstances you are faced with.

What will this role involve?

We are looking to fill a number of positions across the Thames Water network, and the base location will determine the geographical area of responsibility.

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual, and this role will involve:

Carrying out planned reactive maintenance on district /zonal meters and critical pressure points.

Use current planning systems to review all activity and retrieve the activity to carry out suitable maintenance.

Use technical systems to ensure correct diagnosis of underground failures.

Making technical decisions on work being carried out, keeping in mind the impact on the network as well as how customers internal and external are affected.

Working with Field teams and Control function to determine cause of complex/difficult flow and pressure issues.

Maintaining key material/equipment stocks and liaises with Network Metering team manager to ensure contingency stock is available to mitigate impacts to customer service.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who having completed a craft apprenticeship, has electrical instrumentation experience and ideally should be at least City and Guilds or equivalent qualified in this area. Previous experience in a similar role will be highly advantageous. Previous experience within the electrical trade would be highly advantageous, in particular with any instrument programming knowledge. You will be driven, self-motivated and with excellent organisational skills and must have a strong awareness of compliance and health and safety. Working with SCADA systems and programming of equipment is required as is the ability to learn bespoke packages. You will have demonstrable experience of being reliable, trustworthy and hard working with a proactive approach to your daily tasks. You will be confident communicating with internal colleagues as well as the general public. A full and clean UK driving licence is essential. Due to the nature of the role, ideally with knowledge of the Road Traffic Management Act (NRSWA), although full training regarding this can be provided.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based at our Coppermills Water Treatment Works in north east London. But can also be based at one of our other two control centres which are Compton near Newbury, or Eltham in south London. We are offering a salary of up to £35,000, depending on skills, experience and base location. A company van will be provided. 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.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 04/03/2019.

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