Senior Control Engineer

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Bourne End - Slough
Contract type
36 hours per week.
£34,000 - £46,000 per annum (dependant on experience).
Closing date
Job description

About the role:

As a Senior Control Engineer, you will be required to assist the strategic control manager and teams largely on weekly, monthly and annual supply/demand planning along with the development and maintenance of control strategies to ensure the optimal operation of the Thames Valley supply system.

For this role, you will need experience in water supply operation and a good understanding of key supply system performance indicators.

You will also need to work closely with water production and network staff to ensure overall optimum system performance and work with asset management and capital delivery groups to ensure new assets meet optimum performance requirements.

As part of the role, you will be required to assist the strategic control manager Thames Valley to maintain weekly and annual production plans to ensure optimal system operation carry out supply/demand mass balance studies to determine system resilience and provide technical support and/or risk assess permits to work on the supply system.

You will be responsible for maintaining and facilitating the outage plan, ensuring that large assets can be removed from service for maintenance and statutory inspection with no impact to water quality or water supply to customers.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

We are ideally looking for someone with relevant industry experience or a degree in a relevant field. You will need to be a strong communicator with an innovative approach to communicating with a range of stakeholders.

Ideally, you will have water operations experience and health and safety competency is essential.

You will need to be able to deliver against operational targets and have a sound knowledge of strategic supply operation. You will also need the ability to analyse key performance data from SCADA and PI systems.

The ability to apply a good knowledge of water supply operation and communication skills, working with water production and network staff to ensure overall optimum system performance

For this role, you will be required to be on standby as part of an out-of-hours roster.

Due to the nature of the role, you will require a valid UK driving license.

What’s in it for you:

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.  

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 

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About us:

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.  

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements, and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.

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