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Who are we?

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km’s of pipes, to keep taps flowing and toilets flushing. We are an essential service and have operated throughout the Covid19 pandemic.

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.

What you will be doing

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Control Engineer to work in our water networks division, As the successful candidate, 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 London supply system.

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

Key Accountabilities:

  • working closely with water production and network staff to ensure overall optimum system performance, as well as working 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 for Thames Valley to help 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.

We’re looking for you to have:

  • 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 communicate with a range of stakeholders.
  • 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

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.

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 and we are a Times Top 50 Employer for Women. You can find out more in our working for us section of our website.