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 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.

We’re proud of the positive ways of working we’ve adopted during the pandemic, creating a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. We’re moving to a hybrid approach with various options across working from home, office, and our sites for our office-based roles. We’ll cover this during the assessment process.

About the role:

We are currently seeking a Single Skilled Engineer, to support a specialist maintenance team. On a daily basis this team will, inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair as appropriate, mechanical plant equipment on one of the largest wastewater treatment plants in Europe.

Working within the team you will follow robust maintenance plans as well as getting involved assisting in the mechanical aspects of larger projects and repairs.

This role will involve:

The successful candidate will be working in a multi-disciplined team and will be responsible for carrying out scheduled, basic mechanical unscheduled maintenance work on mechanical equipment in compliance with Thames Water procedures in order to minimise plant breakdowns.

The role will include involvement in the sites equipment lubrication and oil monitoring plan, ensuring equipment’s oil and grease levels are monitored and maintained.

You will be expected to provide assistance in the sites pump lifting & chain inspection programme, whereby you help lift various pumps from their location check them and record details of the chains that hold them in place.

Examples of equipment that you will be working on will be motors, gearboxes, various pumps and associated control gears.

The role will develop into the central point of contact for the sites parts and equipment ordering and inventory management process.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Ideally you should be a time served apprentice with a NVQ or C&G level 3 in mechanical engineering or a related mechanical/electrical qualification.
  • Experience working on related in a industry stores department or similar store/parts department with skills transferrable from another sector, would be beneficial.EG motor industry, HGV or PSV maintenance or Civil engineering maintenance.
  • Experience working on large industrial plant equipment including various pumps within the utilities industry would be beneficial. Would suit mechanical maintenance/service engineer or mechanic from any industry.
  • Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues are essential.
  • The work will require physical fitness; as you will work in within and manual handling and often physically demanding role.
  • A valid driving licence is essential and all necessary equipment such as tools are provided.

What’s in it for you:

  • The opportunity to come into a role, that is at its very beginnings, helping shape its future and development, ultimately becoming the central point for all incoming goods and parts for one of Thames Water’s largest sites.
  • This opportunity will give the successful applicant the chance to work in a unique team, within a large wastewater plant. You will be presented with unique challenges whether it’s controlling the sites ever changing stock and inventory levels or working with your team to prevent plant damage.
  • You will gain experience on a wide range of plants and equipment some of which are innovative investments providing exciting new experiences.
  • You will receive competitive benefits as well as full training will be given for Health & Safety, technical and processes related to the plant.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with 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.

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We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities, and the environment can thrive.  This means, that when a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of your role, you’ll be asked to help out our Instant Support Team to help our customers in their hour of need. This is incredibly rewarding, and you’ll be given full training – it’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business and meet colleagues.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is so we can manage all the applications properly and give candidates a positive experience. Once closed, we can’t consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.