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We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Waste team at Beckton as the Maintenance Site Manager. This role presents the opportunity to lead a team of experienced technicians to deliver and manage the maintenance plan on the Tideway Tunnel Assets.

This project is upgrading London’s sewer system to cope with its growing population. Our 25km tunnel will intercept, store, and ultimately transfer sewage waste away from the River Thames.

We are looking for someone who has been working within a similar working environment with a Mechanical, Electrical or Engineering background and preferably working in an industrial field. Has previously had the health and safety responsibility for individuals and sites and managed a team with an operational function alongside this.

What you’ll be doing as the Maintenance Site Manager

  • Working with Tideway to develop a Reliability Centred Maintenance approach.
  • Assessment of technical information and development of maintenance approach and delivery, through reviewing engineering deliverables such as delivery to task specifications, engineering reports, drawings, specifications, and data sheets.
  • Assessing project outputs' readiness for acceptance, as part of a multi-disciplinary maintenance working group, as we progress to acceptance of all of the Tideway assets.
  • Develop a maintenance championing/training approach as we progress from Tideway to TWUL management of maintenance.
  • Developing the reporting and then reporting maintenance KPIs and ensuring quality standards are met.
  • Supervision of a small team to ensure delivery against objectives.
  • Managing maintenance contracts to ensure delivery against objectives.
  • Prepare and issue Asset Reports.

What you should bring to the role

  • Relevant experience working within Water or Wastewater treatment or comparable industry, preferably qualification in Mechanical and Electrical or ICA.
  • The ideal candidate will have previous experience in delivering effective maintenance plans with a strong focus on health and safety.
  • Good team management and leadership skills.
  • You will be a good team player, have good analytical and interpersonal skills, be an effective communicator and be willing to face challenging issues.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in change management.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive Salary, Between £48,000 - £58,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Annual Bonus.
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.

 Who are we?

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water

At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around 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 earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.