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, keeping taps flowing and toilets flushing.  

At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to life, so our business is always open.

What is the purpose of this role?

The purpose of this role is to perform a range of assigned front-line maintenance/operational activities on our sewage treatment works. This will include planned and preventative maintenance of sewage pumping stations to support the operation of our assets.

What makes this role unique?

Our technicians and engineers are a vital component of what Thames Water does. Our technicians are key figures on any site and often in the eye of the public. You will help with the day-to-day operation of our sewage pumping stations. You will be a team player and be able to think on your feet and problem solve. Those with a can-do attitude and who can work efficiently are paramount to what we require to enable us to provide an exceptional service to our customers.

What will this role involve?

On a day-to-day basis, you will receive your “workload” and will also be responding to emergency alarms. You will be working as part of a team but may also be alone which highlights the importance of our high health & safety standards. You will have your own tools and access to a work van when required which you will keep maintained to a high standard.

This role will require you to take responsibility for the upkeep of sewage pumping stations, planned maintenance, reactive maintenance, fault finding, and responsibility for health and safety for yourself and the sites you work on.

What skills are we looking for?

  • You will have basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Relevant experience in the water industry is advantageous although would not be required as all necessary training will be provided
  • Understanding the workings of a sewage pumping station including knowledge of different pump and valve systems would be preferable
  • The successful candidate must be physically fit and able to be trained in safety procedures including confined space entry and general lifting. An ongoing training plan will be put place
  • Due to the nature of this role, a full clean driving license required

What’s in it for you!

In addition to the basic salary, and after completion of training, you may be included on the On-Standby rota for which you will receive extra payments. A company van will also be provided.

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 including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing. 

Thames Water is a dynamic, rewarding and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner.  If you join our team, you’ll enjoy a fulfilling career, flexible working arrangements a wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.  

 We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader employer.  

 Find out more about working at Thames Water. 

 We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities and the environment can thrive. This means, when a crisis happens, we all rally round to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an Ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and a earn bit of extra money along the way. 

 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.