Trunk sewers technician

Greenwich | Engineering , Maintenance

What is the purpose of the role?

Working as part of a small team you will be required to carry out routine operations and basic process maintenance of our main trunk sewer network. Based at Greenwich SPS (South London), you will be required to cover an area encompassing most of South London. This is a safety-focused role, and will require you to work closely with your team members. Please note, the normal working hours are 6:30am - 3:45pm; with 1 week out of 5 on night shift from 9:00pm - 5:30am (for which you will receive additional payment).

What makes this role unique?

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a great team working in London's historic network of sewers, which date back to the Victorian times. Your job will be to ensure that they are maintained effectively to meet regulatory requirements.

What will this role involve?

This role involves:

Working in confined spaces, working at heights and lifting heavy loads.

Maintenance of the sewer network and associated assets.

Operation of plant and equipment.

Cleaning, basic mechanical maintenance and fault-finding.

Surveys and safety cover for contractors.

Driving 7.5t vehicle.

What are we looking for?

A large percentage of your work will involve planned, emergency and defect maintenance of the trunk sewer network. Previous experience in this area would therefore be advantageous, as would basic mechanical skills/qualifications. Ideally you should have an understanding of the sewage and pumping process and be trained to work in confined spaces (CP2), although this is not essential as training will be given if required. The duties also involve the collection, recording and monitoring of data in accordance with quality procedures, so the ability to write clearly and concisely is essential. This is a manual role, therefore it is essential that you are physically fit and prepared to work in a challenging environment on a daily basis. You must have a proactive approach to your work and demonstrate that you can work positively and effectively within a team environment. You will need to be a keen and motivated team member, able to demonstrate initiative and a flexible approach to work. A valid UK driving licence is required.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based out of Greenwich SPS in London. We are offering a salary of £20,570 with additional shift allowance. Our excellent salary package includes a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more. Participation in a 24/7 Out of Hours Standby rota will be required, for which you will receive an additional payment.

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 26/02/2019.

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26/02/2019 17:32:00
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