Network service technician

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Location: Ashford

Type: Permanent

Ref: e20013595


What is the purpose of the role?

The purpose of this role will be to provide excellent customer service to our customers by undertaking operational tasks, resolving customer issues and carrying out network valve activities with the least disruption to supplies. Network service technicians are also required to support capital delivery and operations project work, either on a full or part time basis and to support ongoing leakage delivery activities.

What makes this role unique?

This is a varied role where you will be meeting different people and organisations on a daily basis. This will entail dealing with a variety of issues from the small scale to the complex. This role is interesting as you will be getting involved with a varied range of projects and departments. You will be required to carry out various network operations in the field in order to progress jobs to completion in an efficient manner – giving the best service to all stakeholders involved – contractors and customers alike.

What will this role involve?

Operation of the mains network, including controlling burst mains, ensuring isolation of mains to facilitate planned work, emergency repairs and maintenance.

Personal ownership of customer issues, responding to queries & complaints, resolving issues.

Ensure water quality compliance during repairs.

Act as local network expert for isolation and rezoning providing information for risk assessments & sharing information regarding network risks and other health and safety issues.

Responsible for investigating the clean water network to resolve poor asset performance, including high or low pressure, leakage, metering queries and loss of supply.

Working in compliance with our procedures including AM standards, health & safety and streetworks legislation.

What are we looking for?

Are you solutions focused with the ability to think of your feet? Do you have a passion for delivering the best customer service? Our customers are at the heart of everything we do so previous customer service experience within a constantly changing environment is essential. We are looking for someone that has experience of working within an operational/network role with strong working knowledge of water industry procedures; this will include safety, health and wellbeing and street works. Our ideal candidate will have knowledge of domestic plumbing, water mains and leakage detection. Alongside this, a new road and street works certificate and water industry qualifications in operating water networks or an equivalent qualification is preferential. As the role involves driving to multiple sites, you must be a confident driver, as well as holding a full, UK driving licence.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based at Ashford Common water treatment works in Middlesex. We are offering a salary of up to 22,440, dependant on skills and experience. You will also receive an additional standby shift enhancement. 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.

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 27/04/2018.