DSEAR Assessor

Crossness – Abbey Wood, South East London - SE2 9AQ

About the role:

We are currently seeking a DSEAR Competency Assessor. This technical role primarily involves the assessment of a range of personnel involved in the asset cycle of explosion-protected equipment across the business. In particular, it will involve the assessment of personnel engaged in electrical work within potentially explosive atmospheres to ensure that the required competency is achieved including work is undertaken to a high standard and in compliance with BS EN 60079 and BS7671.

The ideal candidate will be contributing to the success of DSEAR quality improvements across the business as well as the overall promotion and compliance with the Company Electrical Safety Rules. Role duties will include:

  • Day-to-day management of your area of the DSEAR competency assessment programme including managing your time visiting and assessing technical staff across the business.
  • Create reports resulting from assessments and create action plans
  • Contributing to Technical Forums to help drive safety improvements across the business.
  • Identifying skill gaps, providing coaching, and organising internal/external training as required.
  • Communicating and engaging effectively with frontline technical staff and management
  • Providing DSEAR related technical support across the business
  • Contribute to solving problems on a variety of DSEAR related challenges across the business
  • To promote and maintain health, safety, and wellbeing performance within the team

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

The ideal candidate must have previous experience in working as an Electrical Installation Electrician within an industrial environment, ideally Water Utility or Petro-Chemical sectors. You must be an approved Electrician with 18th Edition and Inspection & Testing qualifications and worked as a CompEx qualified Installation and Inspection Electrician with a suitable installation experience.

Hold a current qualification of CompEx Gas and Vapours (Ex01-Ex04) and have an Electrical Engineering or significant electrical engineering qualification to at least ONC or equivalent.

  • Have a proven track record in motivating a team with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ideally, you will have worked in a supervisory role including coaching less technically able individuals.
  • In addition to CompEx Gas & Vapours (Ex01-Ex04) ideally have CompEx Dust (Ex05-Ex06) and/or CompEx Water Industry (Ex09 – Ex10)
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of working on various equipment protection concepts (d, e, i, m, n)
  • Understanding of water and wastewater treatment processes is advantageous but not essential.
  • Able to use Office365 in particular MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams.
  • Good understanding of the Electricity at Work Regulations and their application to the business.
  • A full driving licence is essential as the role requires travel within the Thames Water region. You will have the option of a Thames Water Van or car allowance.

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. A car allowance or van will be provided. 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 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.

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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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