About the role:
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Electrical Technician to work out of one of our Waste Treatment Depots in North London. As the successful candidate, your role will be to ensure that all equipment at our sewage pumping stations across the Thames Valley is running safely and efficiently using proactive and reactive maintenance methods. You will also inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair electrical equipment.
Examples of equipment you will be working on will be as follows, 3 phase motors, starters and controls, Electronic control systems such as VSD’s, Automatic valves and penstocks, flow, level and pressure measurement, Programmable logic controllers, variable speed drives and controls, chemical handling and dosing equipment.
- Carrying out scheduled planned and reactive maintenance work on a variety of wastewater residential assets and industrial electrical machinery in compliance with company procedures in order to minimise plant breakdowns
- Where required, communicating with the customer in a professional manner and throughout the process, whilst meeting their expectations, at all times.
- You will investigate plant failures and carry out repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to avoid interruptions to the process. This may involve investigating and diagnosing complex faults and carrying out repairs during incidents
- You will be expected to provide technical advice, referring to up to date technical knowledge, and provide training or support for technical trainees if required
- Examples of equipment that you will be working on will be various pumps and associated control gear, 3 phase motors, starters and controls, electronic control systems such as VSD’s, automatic valves and penstocks, flow, level and pressure measurement, programmable logic controllers, variable speed drives and controls, chemical handling and dosing equipment
- Participate in a stand-by rota following the relevant training
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
- 18th Edition electrical City and Guilds certification is crucial.
- Apprenticeship with significant experience of electrical systems working in a ‘true multi-skilled’ capacity.
- Experience in inspecting, maintaining, fault diagnosis, testing, installation, modifying or repairing Electrical plant equipment.
- Experience maintaining large pumps, actuated valves, electronic control systems such as VSD’s and 3 phase electrical switchgear is essential.
- Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues relevant to the industry would be beneficial for this role.
- The work will require physical fitness.
- You will need the ability to work in confined spaces and will require completion of appropriate training for this.
- A full UK driving licence is essential
What’s in it for you:
Working both indoors and outside, with no one day being the same provides a very interesting working environment. You will be presented with unique challenges whether it’s using your expertise to diagnose a fault or working with your teammate to remove large objects to prevent plant damage.
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.
We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer to leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.
As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.
We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.
Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.
Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with award-winning mental health and well-being strategy.