We are currently seeking an experienced (ICA) (instrumentation, control & automation) engineering technician to work out of our Swindon Sewage treatment works depo as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

As the successful candidate, your role will be to inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair as appropriate, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems and associated (Programmable Logic Controllers), instrumentation, control and automation equipment in a safe, efficient, timely and effective manner with minimum supervision.

All Tools, PPE and Van will be provided.

What you’ll be doing as The ICA Technician

  • Installing, modifying and commissioning new plant equipment to relevant standards and diagnosing and repairing faults in systems and plants. Proactively identifying and reporting follow-on work or areas for enhancement.
  • Working as the ICA Electrical Technician alongside multi-disciplinary operational teams such as mechanical, process and electrical technicians.
  • Liaising and supervising contractors and suppliers where necessary.
  • Carrying out instrumentation, control and automation maintenance on a variety of wastewater assets including planned maintenance and defect maintenance.
  • Delivering cost-effective improvements to assets and systems.
  • Conducting your risk assessments and creating appropriate method statements when required to safely carry out maintenance activities.
  • Providing specialist technical advice where appropriate with up-to-date technical knowledge and providing training support for technical trainees.
  • Carry out scheduled planned maintenance work in compliance with company procedures to minimize plant breakdowns.
  • Support project development and input into capital delivery projects.
  • Investigate the nature of plant failures and subsequently carry out repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible to avoid interruptions to the process.
  • Examples of some instrumentation you could be working on are flow meters, pressure levels, ultrasonic, radar, gas detection, and PH monitors.
  • Participate in a stand-by rota following relevant training.
  • Base Location: Swindon - SN2 2DJ Due to the nature of the role you will be expected to travel to other sites in the surrounding area.
  • Working Pattern, 38 Hours Monday- Friday 7;30 am – 15;36 pm plus the inclusion on a standby rota for which you will receive additional payment.

What you should bring to the role

  • A good, practical understanding of operational plant and control systems is essential.
  • An understanding of Wonderware and ClearSCADA is desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience working with relay logic and PLCs (Rockwell & Alan Bradley) which will include management and programming.
  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to read and fault find from circuit diagrams as well as have previous experience with inverter drives.
  • Examples of some instrumentation you could be working on are flow meters, pressure levels, ultrasonic and telemetry.
  • We are looking for someone with experience in calibration and maintenance of front-line instrumentation.
  • Ideally you will be qualified to HNC level or otherwise will have City and Guilds Part 2 or NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) in an electrical subject.
  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment processes is desirable.
  • The work will require physical fitness and the ability to work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training; as well as the flexibility to work on an out-of-hours rota when necessary.
  • We are looking for a self-motivated team player who is comfortable also with working and who possesses excellent time-management skills.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary up to £43,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • 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 disappoint