Regional systems engineer

Thames Water
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
What is the purpose of this role?

Our client is currently seeking an experienced SCADA engineer to provide business-wide system and technical support for our client's CLEARSCADA SCADA systems.

Within this role you will also apply your knowledge of WAN/LAN technologies and maintain aspects of associated RTUs. This role requires an appreciation of IT systems and involves large database management activities.

You will form part of the operational technology team which is ultimately responsible for the reliability and continuity of the essential services that we provide to a variety of customers.

What makes this role unique?

The variety and diversity of the different systems that are used to manage data means that no two days are the same. Use of good judgement and attention to detail is required in order to plan and facilitate delivery of safe change to the system by others. Often the responses that are needed are not only urgent but operationally critical so you will need to be able to think on your feet, react quickly and utilise your technical fault finding skills to resolve a variety of problems.

What will this role involve?

The Engineer will:

Use analytical skills to fault find and problem solve appropriate technology.

Become a subject matter expert in CLEARSCADA, utilise knowledge of RTU protocols, WAN technologies and ancillary technologies.

Be part of a team that provides 24/7 on call cover on a 1 in 4 basis.

Undertake proactive SCADA application, operating system and system hardware maintenance activities work, ensuring continuity of SCADA services to the business.

Provide input to the capital programme at various stages through the project lifecycle, with emphasis on the delivery stage, ensuring that changes to the operational systems are risk mitigated and efficiently delivered.

Develop solutions and contribute to development of processes and procedure in order to improve our essential services.

What skills are we looking for?

Are you an expert in the application and use of CLEARSCADA? Are you business focused with experience working with big databases?

We are looking for someone with similar experience who is able to prioritise, think of the bigger picture and stay calm in a reactive environment.

You will have good working knowledge of IP communications and general understanding of WAN/LAN networking principles.

A higher qualification in an ICA related discipline and extensive experience in SCADA maintenance is essential.

Due to the nature of the role, a full UK, driving license is required.

Information & Salary

You will be based at an operational site close to home. We are offering a salary of up to £43,000.00 + car depending on experience and qualifications. Our excellent salary package includes a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, child care vouchers, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more.

Participation in a 24/7 Out of Hours Standby rota (typically 1 week in 4) will be required after a suitable period of training and assessment, for which you will receive an additional payment.

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