We are seeking a Senior Mechanical/Electrical Technician, to join us permanently, to ensure that all equipment across water treatment works, booster stations and boreholes, are running safely and efficiently using proactive and reactive maintenance methods. This role will drive and deliver Mechanical & Electrical performance across the Guildford & SW Surrey area.

  • Base Location: Shalford, Guildford – GU4 8BW due to the nature of the role you may be based at various sites across Guildford & SW Surrey area.
  • Working Pattern: 38 hours per week.
  • We are offering a salary of up to £39,480 per annum, depending on skills and experience
  • A company van, tools, and all PPE are provided.

What you’ll be doing as a Mechanical/Electrical Technician?

  • Working on will be various pumps and associated control gear, 3-phase motors, starters and controls, electronic control systems such as VSDs, automatic valves and penstocks, flow, level, and pressure measurement, programmable logic controllers, variable speed drives and controls, chemical handling, and dosing equipment.
  • Investigating plant failures and carrying out repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible to avoid interruptions for our customers. This may involve investigating and diagnosing complex faults and carrying out repairs during incidents.
  • Carrying out planned maintenance work on mechanical and electrical equipment in compliance with company standards and procedures to improve plant resilience.
  • Providing technical advice to the wider team, referring to up-to-date technical knowledge, and providing training or support for technical trainees if required.

What you should bring to the role

  • ONC/HNC BTEC 3/5  in engineering. (desirable)
  • NVQ, or C&G level 3 in Electrical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering.
  • A valid driving license is essential.
  • 18th Edition qualification is desirable. (can offer training if required)
  • Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues are crucial.
  • Be a time-served apprentice with significant experience in electrical systems ideally working in a “true multi-skilled” capacity.
  • Be a self-motivated individual who can immerse themselves into the team around them, you need to be very disciplined and have the desire to learn from those around you and have a can-do attitude. This role can be demanding at times but very rewarding too.
  • Take ownership and responsibility for planned and defective maintenance according to task specifications and risk assessments.
  • Have good communication skills to interact with the immediate team and wider team.
  • Deliver exceptional service through an enthusiastic and positive approach, taking accountability for your role while working accurately and flexibly within a busy team.
  • Good team working ethics is essential to ensure the company targets are met.

 What’s in it for you?

  • 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 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
  • A company van, tools, and all PPE are provided

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.