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Who are we?

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. 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

London never stops and this is an exciting opportunity for you to join a great team working in London’s historic network of sewers.  An opportunity to maintain an essential service for our customers, protecting the environment, supporting large construction projects, as a key worker.

Working as part of a team, you will be required to carry out routine operations and basic process maintenance of our main trunk sewer network. You will be required to cover an area encompassing most of South London. This is a safety-focused role and will require you to work closely with your team members.

Day to day you will be maintaining and operating the sewer network and it’s associated assets whilst carrying out basic mechanical maintenance and fault finding.  The work involves confined space access working in some of London's most challenging Subterranean areas. 

We’re looking for you to:

  • Complete planned, emergency and defect maintenance of the trunk sewer network. Previous experience in maintenance would be advantageous and in particular mechanical bias, with previous qualifications desirable but not essential
  • Complete manual handling activities to operate large mechanical assets and grounds maintenance; therefore it is essential that you are physically fit and prepared to work in a challenging environment on a daily basis
  • Have a proactive approach to your work and demonstrate that you can work positively and effectively within a team environment
  • You will need to be a keen and motivated team member, able to demonstrate initiative and a flexible approach to work
  • A valid UK driving licence is require and HGV is preferable, but training will be provided for this as required
  • Willing to work on a shift pattern, with 1 week of nights in 5 and complete an out of hours call out rota.

What’s in it for you

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.

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.

Click here to find out more about working at Thames Water