Systems Engineer

Thames Water
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Systems Engineer

What is the purpose of this role?

We are currently looking for an experienced SCADA Engineer to work for the UK's largest water and Sewerage Company on either a permanent basis or temp - perm.
This role is to provide business-wide system & technical support for our CLEARSCADA Systems.
This role is responsible for supporting the Regional CLEARSCADA application and its supporting systems. Within this role you will apply your knowledge of WAN/LAN technologies and maintain aspects of associated RTUs.
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 and that there is a constant challenge on the technical problem solving skills that are needed. 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 and react quickly.

What will this role involve?

The Engineer will:

Using your analytical skills you will 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.

Provide performance reporting, regulatory compliance and systems reliability work on all aspects of SCADA work.

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, processes & procedures 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 understanding of general 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 £43k + car depending on experience and qualifications.
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.