System operations project engineer

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Location: Croydon

Type: Permanent

Ref: e20014443


What is the purpose of the role?

To work in conjunction with all areas of System Optimisation to lead the design and delivery of solutions out on the hydraulic system, and improve all aspects of water system in line with regulatory requirements. Other aspects to the role include working closely with the London Water Control Centre and Strategic Control team, taking the technical lead in the office and field across various projects to ensure field activities do not have a negative impact, whilst providing a holistic solution for the business.

What makes this role unique?

The Project Engineer will report into a Project Manager and work with the wider System Optimisation team. A key requirement is identify potential for improvement, carry out desktop design, implement a project and lead the delivery of solutions in the field that directly impacts achieving key operational and regulatory targets. This is vital for Thames Water to maintain and improve its status at a time when the business faces unprecedented challenges from a Customer Service and Leakage perspective. This will ensure Thames Water deliver acceptable levels of service in terms of pressure, interruptions to supply and to limited disruption during the numerous repair, maintenance and construction activities that you will be a key stakeholder in.

What will this role involve?

Support the System Optimisation Team in leading project activities, in liason with various partners, to identify and prove various anomalies in the clean water system. A key requirement is to work through the ongoing ZPA programme to close off any anomaly that has been raised. Part of this work involves desktop modelling being carried out in the office and then delivering the solution in the field.

Management of key strategic network reconfigurations in order to optimise / rezone identified areas ensuring no negitive impact is noticied to either customer or leakage strategy for that area.

Assist with analysis of longterm network issues such as excessive headloss, low flows or issues with Reservoir turnovers, area integrity, network resilience providing modelling reports for solutions.

Assist with identifying, designing and commissioning of key operational assets that are being installed to help the business achieve its key operational and regulatory targets.

Support Strategic, Network and Leakage Engineers formulating wider strategies for managing pressures, flows, reservoir levels and pumping regimes in conjuction with the water control centre.

Evaluate and analyse operational information, understanding data integrity difficulties, to resolve basic problems - such as site schematics for Service Reservoirs Update, via various mediums, all relevant teams and co-ordinate projects.

Carry out Health and Safety audits (SHE6) on various staff working on System Optimisation led projects to ensure everyone is working to current HSE standards.

What are we looking for?

You will have developed key industry experience, whilst having an in depth knowledge of hydraulic principles and is experienced in carrying out field activities. It would be preferred if the candidate was conversant with the following systems: SAP, WAMI, Netbase, Pi, AORTA, Viewtool, NMT, ARC GIS, and z-one, will have an in depth understanding of the regulatory measures relating to customer satisfaction, customer low pressures and interruptions to supply, also prior experience concerning industry best practice in relation to valve operations, water quality, leakage management, mains commissioning, DG2, Supply Interruptions (SI4/SI12), DMA management and Event management. The ability to demonstrate previous experience carrying out large scale hydraulic analysis and reconfiguration is vital for this role. It is preferred that the candidate will have extensive experience concerning industry best practice in relation to valve operations, water quality, leakage management, mains commissioning, CDM and operational risk management assessments. A key skill should be the ability to work with multiple teams and carry out desktop analysis whilst always being Health and Safety conscious on site. Strong communication skills are needed and confidence when negotiating with internal stakeholders in this post. It is essential that the candidate possess good analytical, problem solving, reasoning and negotiating skills.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role will be based at our site in Stroud Green, South London and will pay up to 54,000 for the right candidate. 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.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 23/08/2018.