DSEAR Qualifying Supervisor

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

About the role:

We are currently seeking a DSEAR Qualifying Supervisor. This technical role primarily involves undertaking auditing of inspection and remedial works to BS EN 60079-14/17 by our Hazardous Area equipment Inspection Framework Contractors to ensure that it is completed to a high standard. 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. This role will include:

  • Day to Day management of the Hazardous Area equipment Inspection audit programme ensuring that we cover a wide cross-section of contractors' work.
  • Create reports resulting from inspections and create action plans
  • Contribute to Technical Forums to help drive safety improvements across the business.
  • Scrutiny of Technical Reports and quotations to ensure accuracy and best value.
  • Effective communication with your colleagues and Framework Contractors in an effective manner to drive best behaviours and practices.
  • Provide DSEAR Technical Support to your team and across the business
  • Contribute to solving problems on a variety of DSEAR 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:

  • Must have previous experience in working as an Electrical Installation Electrician within an industrial environment, ideally Water Utility or Petro-Chemical sectors, and be an approved Electrician with 18th Edition and Inspection & Testing.
  • Worked as a CompEx qualified Installation Electrician with significant installation experience and in a supervisory position.
  • Acted as a Qualifying Supervisor (Ex) in an organisation undertaking inspection of explosion-protected equipment to BS EN 60079-14/17.
  • Have an Electrical Engineering or significant electrical engineering qualification to at least ONC or C&G 'C' Course
  • Hold a current qualification of CompEx Gas & Vapours (Ex01-Ex04)
  • 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. 
  • In addition to CompEx Gas & Vapours (Ex01-Ex04) ideally have CompEx Dust (Ex05-Ex06) and/or CompEx Water Industry (Ex09 – Ex10)
  • 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:

Thames Water are in the process of enhancing their in-house DSEAR capability. The company has over 300 sewage treatment works and 3000 waste pumping stations with explosion-protected equipment installed and maintained. A total of eleven new roles have been created. This is an opportunity to join a major industry leader in environmental management and contribute to keeping our workers and local communities safe. 

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.

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