Field operations specialist

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Location: Kidlington

Type: Permanent

Ref: e20012137


What is the purpose of the role?

The purpose of this role is to carry out field investigations into complex operational problems with the sewerage network, identifying solutions to improve efficiency and customer satisfaction. This is within a defined geographical area of North Thames covering primarily Oxfordshire, Aylesbury, parts of the Chilterns Ridge and the Cotswolds.

What makes this role unique?

Every day presents a different challenge where it be planned or reactive work which will provide an interesting environment for someone who is passionate about customer service. This opportunity will provide great learning & development opportunities.

What will this role involve?

The Specialist will:

Coordinate complex planned and reactive technical activities to ensure maximum effectiveness and minimal customer impact.

Provide technical support to determine solutions to problems and ensure a robust, stable and efficient network.

Provide information on required maintenance and improvement to the Network Strategy function, and assist with contingency planning.

Support planned investigations to assist "owner" in risk assessment process. You will also be required to work on the out of hours co-ordinator duty which is currently 1 week in 6 on a rota basis.

Work closely with the Field Planning Specialist to ensure all flooding and pollution jobs are completed with the appropriate follow-on work raised. And also with the Network Engineers to resolve technical issues.

Work together with the Repair & Maintenance Supervisor to ensure all customer-related repair work is completed on time and to high standards. As well as the Capital Delivery Manager to gain funding for specific complex jobs Visit sites and customers in times of escalation or high level complaint to deal with the situation

What are we looking for?

Do you have a technical aptitude with good interpersonal skills? Are you seeking a job where you can take responsibility of a designated area to optimise efficiency? Great communication skills are needed to maintain and improve our high quality of customer experience as well as being advanced in IT / in-house systems such a Vistec. Knowledge of waste network systems is desirable together with a sound working knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act. You will also demonstrate a good business/ stakeholder awareness, together with an innovative and creative approach to problem solving and strong team working and influencing skills.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based at our Kidlington Depot We are offering a salary up to 39,000, depending on experience. Our excellent salary package includes a car or car allowance, competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, child care vouchers, 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 24 August 2017.