Systems engineer - energy

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Location: Reading

Type: Permanent

Ref: e20012589d

What is the purpose of the role?

Working in the energy and carbon performance and change team on a 1-year fixed term, you will play a key role in supporting the delivery of changes needed to meet the company’s challenging targets for reducing the energy consumption of our water and wastewater treatment and network assets. Our ability to improve the way we manage our energy consumption is critically dependent on high quality data and in this role you will undertake multiple projects to make accurate and timely data available to our team of analysts and internal consultants.

What makes this role unique?

Are you looking for a role that offers lots of variety? Would you relish the opportunity to contribute to improving the environmental and financial performance of a large organisation? In this role you’ll be working across a varied portfolio of sites and systems. You will be surrounded by a great bunch of people whilst also working independently and using your own initiative.

What will this role involve?

Carrying out surveys of operational sites to confirm availability of relevant electrical and process data.

Identifying and documenting the gap(s) in the collection and transfer of data to the corporate data repository (PI).

Designing solutions to make data available in the corporate historian, producing technical specifications with reference to appropriate standards.

Managing the delivery of solutions, including obtaining approvals for software release and system access and engaging internal and external resources as necessary.

Create or configure changes to meters, PLCs, local and regional SCADA systems, or work with responsible team to ensure changes are completed to TW standards/specifications.

End-to-end testing and documentation.

Troubleshooting and rectifying issues with existing system installation/configurations, liaising with appropriate service providers and site staff to resolve.

What are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will hold an ONC/HNC in an electrical/electronic engineering discipline and have experience of working in a low voltage industrial environment with motor control centres and ICA assemblies. Desirable experience includes programming PLCs (particularly Allen Bradley), configuring SCADA systems including Iconics, FactoryTalk View, and Wonderware, and of configuring telemetry outstations, particularly ClearSCADA. You will be confident, organised, able to take ownership of delivering solutions and solve problems. You’ll be comfortable working with site managers, technicians and systems engineers and have the ability to influence others to ensure projects are delivered to time and quality. This role offers an opportunity for an experienced ICA engineer to move into a System Engineer environment as a 1 year fixed contract you will be working closely with the existing site teams to understand and influence the activities being completed in some areas and completing activities yourself in others. You’ll need a full driving licence and the willingness to travel throughout the London and Thames Valley region up to three times per week.

Thames Water information and salary details

This is a 12 month fixed-term contract. Regular travel to sites in London and Thames Valley; base location can be flexible. We are offering a salary of up to 42k depending on experience and qualifications. Our excellent salary package includes a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more.

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 25/10/2018.