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.

High Voltage (HV) Engineer

What makes this role unique?

This role can offer you a technically interesting career, development, progression and the responsibility of mentoring colleagues and trainees. You will be working as part of a diligent and dynamic team and be exposed to the beautiful country which surrounds the sites you’ll be travelling to daily. You will be given the great opportunity to be trained as a senior authorised person (SAP). The post requires flexibility and a commitment to work extended hours should the need arise.

What is the purpose of this role?

This is an exciting role forming part of the high voltage maintenance team where you will assist the SAP in delivering the maintenance, isolation and returning to service of HV electrical equipment safely and efficiently. You will also be fault finding and repairing HV and LV equipment. Based at Beckton Sewage Treatment Works, this specialist role will be looking after many water and wastewater high voltage assets across 70 sites within the catchment area between Luton, London, Dartford, and Essex.

We’re looking for you to:

  • Have formal electrical trade qualifications and experience in a relevant industrial engineering environment, including maintenance and fault finding, is essential. Applicants with formal training in electrical technology or craft training will also be considered.
  • Have previous experience working with HV equipment.
  • Have a good working knowledge of general health and safety requirements and electrical safety procedures.
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills, be numerate and literate. Basic IT skills and the ability to work with minimum supervision are essential.
  • Due to the nature of this role, a valid UK driving licence is also essential.

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.

We’re proud of the positive ways of working we have adopted during the pandemic. We want to create a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. We are moving to a hybrid approach for our office-based roles where we will provide options around working from our offices, our operational sites, and home dependent on role/team/individual. This will be discussed during the assessment process.

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.