Join our team as a Health & Safety Technician, where you'll play a crucial role in authorising, coordinating, and reviewing complex confined space sewer entry works.

Your responsibilities include producing and maintaining the IAB dashboard and liaising with the Wastewater Control Centre regarding confined space call figures.

What you’ll be doing as a Health & Safety Technician

  • Evaluate Necessity: Challenge the need for confined space entries to ensure they are essential.
  • Technical Guidance: Provide expert input on complex Water and Wastewater entry activities.
  • Safety Compliance: Ensure method statements and risk assessments are approved and conduct final reviews focused on confined space entry elements.
  • Audit Systems: Review and audit safe systems of work for sewer entry activities.
  • Operational Feedback: Provide feedback to operations on how authorisations are achieved.
  • Coordination: Notify relevant teams/individuals of upcoming works and secure agreements from impacted parties.
  • Conflict Management: Coordinate all confined space activities to prevent conflicts with other works.
  • Communication: Facilitate regular communication between teams through meetings, conference calls, and briefings.
  • Continuous Improvement: Contribute to the continuous improvement and future development of safe sewer entry processes.

Base Location – Beckton STW in East London. This is a hybrid role with minimum of 2 days a week working on site/office based, else  can be remote.

Working hours: 7:30  am to 3:30 pm but  some flexibility can be discussed on the interview stage.

Once training is complete, the role includes a standby rota, 1 in every 6 weeks.

Please note internal title for this role is Independent Autoriser.

What you should bring to the role

  • Solid understanding of Health & Safety practices.
  • NEBOSH General Certificate.
  • Strong communication skills with proven planning experience.
  • Strong customer focus and a proactive, self-starter attitude.
  • Understanding of the Water/Wastewater business; familiarity with sewer or water networks is desirable.
  • Full driving license and willingness to travel across the Thames Water region.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary up to £50,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.
  • Annual Leave - 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution with 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, background, 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.