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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 an ICA Technician Within the North East Pumping area based at Beckton STW. This is an exciting hands-on opportunity. The ICA role consists of the following but is not limited to, these main points:

Key Accountabilities:

  • Carrying out planned maintenance (PPM) which includes some mandatory tickets and some reactive maintenance on defective equipment
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team, alongside a range of operational teams such as systems, mechanical, and electrical technicians
  • Installing, modifying, and commissioning new plant equipment to relevant standards, and diagnosing and repairing faults on systems and plants. Proactively identifying and reporting follow on work or areas for enhancement and delivering cost-effective improvements to assets and systems
  • Investigation into plant failures and the implementation of subsequent repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible
  • You will be responsible for providing specialist technical advice where appropriate with up-to-date technical knowledge
  • To join part of an on-call roster to cover issues out of hours

We’re looking for you to:

  • Experience with PLCs and SCADA systems and communication network systems, instrumentation including flow, level, pressure, etc
  • Ideally, you will be qualified to HNC level or otherwise will have City and Guilds Part 2 or NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) in an electrical subject
  • Preferable for you to have an 18th Edition (BS7671) qualification
  • Physical fitness and the ability to work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training
  • Take Ownership of responding quickly to faults, being curious to fully understand the problem and identify the best solution to resolve it the first time
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to clearly interact with the team
  • Deliver exceptional service through an enthusiastic and positive approach, taking accountability for your role while working accurately and flexibly within a busy team
  • Teamwork – We are one team and our end goals are the same
  • Proactive – take the lead on recommendations and improvements around the site and communicate effectively

What’s in it for you?

Up to £45,000 per annum depending on experience and qualifications.  In addition to the basic salary, you will have the opportunity to receive overtime payments along with call-out payments as part of an out-of-hours rota. A company van + fuel card and tools were also provided.

This is a diverse and fast-paced role where no two days will be the same. It provides a fantastic opportunity to think differently about how we ensure reliability and resilience of our assets, whilst developing our people and driving a sustainable operating model.

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.