We are currently seeking an experienced Electrical or Mechanical Technician for the Guildford & Southwest Surrey area. This role presents an exciting opportunity to join a dedicated and sociable team of professionals committed to delivering the production of millions of litres of water for customers across Southwest Surrey each day.

As the successful candidate will be a key member of a team of M&E Technicians and work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure water production sites. The successful candidate will learn how to operate and optimise all processes and equipment in water treatment works to ensure water quality, compliance, safety, and operational efficiency.

You will be a key member of the area operations team and will deliver a high standard of Electrical or Mechanical work, and maintenance at over 40 sites.

Training around water quality and on how to restart and operate our works will be provided. There may be a requirement to support our Process Technicians team by restarting sites.

What you’ll be doing as the Electrical or Mechanical Technician

  • Completion of day-to-day electrical tasks, from rewiring lighting systems to refurbishment of pumps and valves.
  • Responding to reactive work to maintain our operational output and the supply of clean water to our customers within the Guildford and Southwest Surrey area.
  • Fault finding and subsequent identification and delivery of suitable solutions.
  • Identification and escalation of requirements for new or replacement parts.
  • Supporting internal and external stakeholders with large-scale planned work at our sites.
  • Maintain asset availability and ensure our site performance is maintained.
  • Promote a safe working environment through your actions and behaviours.
  • Out of Hours stand-by work on a rotational basis.

Base Location - Shalford - Guildford - GU4 8BW.

38 hours per week Monday-Friday.7:30 am -3:36 pm plus the inclusion onto a standby rota for which you will receive additional Payment.

All PPE, Tools plus vans will be supplied.

What you should bring to the role

  • Previous experience in an electrical apprenticeship, with an 18th Edition qualification is essential.
  • NVQ or C&G level 3 in mechanical engineering or a related mechanical qualification. Would be desirable.
  • Physically fit as you may have to work in confined spaces on successful completion of the appropriate training.
  • Qualified and competent to complete work and comply with the current standards and regulations.
  • Health and safety knowledge.
  • Technical knowledge and know-how to identify faults and solutions.
  • Ability to see work through to completion is a prerequisite.
  • Technical experience from an industrial maintenance background.
  • The ability to demonstrate logical thinking, attention to detail, and workload management is a must.
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Ability to make decisions about our sites, sometimes under pressure.
  • Full UK Valid driving licence.
  • Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders, building strong relationships quickly
  • Competent with IT systems.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive Salary offering up to £37,000 per annum depending on your level of experience.
  • 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 days 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.