Process Controller

Crossness – Abbey Wood, South East London

About the role:

This is an exciting role where you will be working as part of the thermal hydrolysis team on a COMAH site, a key part of the site’s day to day operation and hugely important for maximising green power generation in South East London. Day to day duties will include:

  • SCADA process control and optimisation
  • Health and Safety management
  • Contractor engagement and liaison
  • Gathering samples for laboratory analysis. Visual inspection of key areas and in-line monitor checking/calibrating.
  • Monitoring, interpretation, collating and reporting of analysis data to ensure the correct process operation, and to meet statutory and regulatory Thames Water compliance requirements.
  • Operation of plant and equipment, ensuring continuous operation of THP and associated plant and process in order to maximise power throughout.
  • Cleaning, front line maintenance and general duties. This may include planned preventative maintenance.
  • Undertake safety, security, and housekeeping checks.
  • Take personal responsibility for health and safety of self and colleagues.

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

The successful candidate would have good communication skills, analysis of process trends, good understanding of Microsoft excel, fault finding and process improvement.  Ideally the candidate would have previous experience of working within the sewage treatment process or in other process orientated roles. Knowledge of the process industry plant such as pumps, centrifuges and boilers would be an advantage, but more importantly will be your flexibility, ability and willingness to learn.

Previous THP process SCADA and PLC experience would be advantageous and essential as well as Mechanical or Electrical engineering experience. However, full training will be provided.

Due to the nature of the role, you will need to be physically fit as lifting is an important part of this role.

We require the successful candidate to hold a full UK driving licence.

What’s in it for you:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a THP Process Technician to operate and carry out front line maintenance on a new Thermal Hydrolysis Plant (THP) and associated sludge treatment plant. This plant operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with 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 including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.

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

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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