What is the purpose of the role?
The largest water and waste water supply company in the UK are looking for a key individual to provide important High Voltage (HV) Electrical technical support. Working across the water and waste processes, this role represents a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference. You will be covering approximately 70 sites in the geographical area from Dartford throughout Central London to Battersea and Ryemeads to Croydon.
What makes this role unique?
Working in one of the busiest units within Thames Water, this role provides challenge and responsibility. You will be able to use your strong leadership skills in managing electrical safety and delivering routine maintenance on key electrical HV and primary low voltage systems and in the implementation of capital upgrade schemes, ensuring compliance with the company electrical safety rules. Full industry leading and comprehensive training will be provided as necessary for the successful candidate.
What will this role involve?
The High voltage electrical engineer / senior authorised person (SAP) role will involve:
Working to tight schedules, overseeing operational maintenance, repairs and performing SAP duties in issuing HV and Low Voltage Permits to Work.
Effective management of defect work and HV commissioning is a significant part of this role including Capital Projects with electrical contracts valuing up to £20M.
You will act as Lead SAP for a number of operational sites with varying sizes and complexity comprising a wide range of HV switchgear, equipment and transformers.
What are we looking for?
Experience of the electrical industry, fault finding on high voltage equipment and a clear understanding of BS7671 (IEE Wiring Regulations) is key to the success of this role. You will be suitably trained, qualified and experienced as an Authorised Person and ideally have an understanding of water / wastewater processes and the relationship to electrical power distribution systems. You will be a good team player, have good analytical and interpersonal skills, be an effective communicator and be willing to face challenging issues.
Due to the nature of this role, a valid UK driving licence is essential.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role has a flexible base location within the London and East London region and a salary rising to approximately £45k dependant on skills, experience and progression. Our excellent salary package, 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 25th August 2017.