Planner Coordinator

Coppermills – East London
Contract type
36 hours a week
From £22,440 to £30,360 per annum, depending on skills and experience.
Closing date
Job description

About the role: 

The main purpose of this role is to plan and administrate the activities for the various workstreams that are delivered through the Network Asset Maintenance Team. This includes the planning for excavation repair and maintenance of Network Metering assets (district/zonal meters, CPP’s, High consequence valves and network maintenance assets) as well as technical planning for other workstreams including trunk mains, special projects, and hydro guard technicians, as well as trunks mains leakage detection programmes and projects including Sahara Surveys.

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Ensure all Network Asset Maintenance Activities are planned out in a timely and efficient manner taking into consideration best practice of water network asset standards, notification, and traffic management policies, as well as departmental KPIs and targets.
  • To provide information regarding the progress of ongoing works to our customers and update all relevant communicational tools with the appropriate detail.
  • Liaise with various delivery partners to ensure work is completed within set timescales.
  • Assist in achieving a planning and maintenance service that is delivered to time, cost and quality standards.
  • Support and co-ordinate the work of others within the team, including that of our IA partners and service providers when required.
  • Co-ordinate traffic management plans and highway authority permits, liaising with all highway authorities to ensure permits are promptly and sufficiently granted.

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

  • To be considered for this role, we are looking for someone who has good knowledge of water network maintenance procedures, as well as knowledge of Thames Water ‘street works’ and permitting processes.
  • The successful candidate will have at least two years’ work experience in a planning environment, and ideally have experience in inappropriate IT systems, including Insight, GIS, Zone 1, Vistec, SAP and PI suite. 
  • In addition, they will possess the ability to liaise effectively with stakeholders and colleagues at all levels of the business and will be confident to attend and contribute to meetings. 
  • Full clean driving licence or ability to travel may be required to attend meetings.

What’s in it for you: 

This role is vitally important for delivering the network tools to allow the company to manage and reduce risk on our clean water network, provide exceptional service to our customers and reduce leakage.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 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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