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.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Electrical Technician with industrial experience.  As the Electrical Technician, your role will be to ensure that all electrical equipment associated with our sewage treatment works are running safely and efficiently using both proactive and reactive maintenance methods.

You will need to inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair as appropriate, electrical plant equipment. Working within the maintenance team you will follow a robust maintenance plan as well as getting involved in minor installation projects, such as electrical fault finding and emergency breakdown repairs to ensure our plant operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

What we are looking for you to do:

  • Working in a multi-discipline team, you will have the responsibility of carrying out installation works on a variety of electrical equipment at a range of industrial and construction locations and involving a number of different processes
  • Inspection, testing and maintenance on equipment such as electrical motor drive systems, associated control systems including inverter drives, as required within the manufacturer’s guidelines and in compliance with current standards and regulations. This may lead to the need to carry out unscheduled emergency maintenance work
  • Examples of equipment that will require working on - 3 phase motors, starters and controls, electronic control systems such as VSD’s, automatic valves and penstocks, flow, level and pressure measurement, programmable logic controllers, variable speed drives and controls, chemical handling and dosing equipment
  • Carry out the repair and maintenance of electrical motor drive systems and associated control systems including Inverter drives
  • Participate in a stand-by rota following the relevant training 

We are also looking for you to have:

  • You will be a qualified electrician and who has electrical experience working on industrial plant equipment or experience in a related /similar industry, such as light vehicle, HGV/PSV fields.
  • Ideally, you will have completed an apprenticeship, or have a BTEC HNC or equivalent in an electrical subject & hold a 18th edition qualification.
  • You must have the ability to work with minimum supervision and have knowledge of health and safety issues ideally relevant to the water industry
  • A full, UK driving licence is essential

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.