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Electrical Technician

Thames Water
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Who are we? Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion liters of water through 32,000 km of pipes, keeping taps flowing and toilets flushing. At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to life, so our business is always open - and this matters even more through a pandemic.We're proud of the positive ways of working we've adopted during the pandemic, creating a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles, we're moving to a hybrid approach with various options across working from the home, office, and our sites. We'll cover this during the assessment process.What is the purpose of the Single Skilled Technician - Electrical role?The purpose of this role will be to inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair appropriate electrical equipment, in a safe, efficient, timely, and effective manner. What makes this role unique?This is a fantastic opportunity to join a high-performing Pumping Team in the Thames Valley region. This role will primarily be situated within the Reading/Oxford/Swindon/Aylesbury areas but may be required to cover other areas within the Thames Valley catchment. Your daily tasks will be essential for ensuring that our Sewage Pumping Stations are operating as desired, and that information is fed back to the internal system so that sites can be monitored remotely. Accordingly, you will be stepping into a role of great responsibility, and you will be expected to embrace this. Your working environment will be fast-paced and varied with plenty of opportunities for training and development in areas that you find interesting. What will this role involve?
  • Undertaking planned maintenance on various sites
  • Responding to reactive alarms
  • Installing and removing pumps
  • Working and fault finding on a range of control panels and starters
  • Undertake electrical installations to current standards and regulations
  • Asset Improvement and site optimization work
  • Report safety observations to improve the H&S of our sites
  • Comply with Thames Water policies, values, and behaviors
  • Working at height and in confined spaces
  • Lone working
  • Possible inclusion on a 1 in 6 standby/call-out
What skills are we looking for?
  • Experience working on 3 phase electrical systems and electrical control panels
  • City and guilds test and inspection
  • NVQ Level 3 in Electrical Installation, maintenance, and commissioning
  • 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
  • Be physically capable to carry out the duties of the role.
Please note: Due to the nature of this role, you must hold a full, UK driving license. What's in it for you?The role will cover the Thames Valley region with travel around some beautiful areas of countryside.We are offering a salary of up to £35,000 depending on experience and qualifications. A company van, all necessary tools, and PPE would be provided.Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with a length of service and a wider benefits scheme.Thames Water is a dynamic, rewarding, and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner. If you join our team, you'll enjoy a fulfilling career, flexible working arrangements, and great benefits. We're also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion, and Disability Confident Leader and we're a Times Top 50 Employer for Women. Find out more about working at Thames Water.We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities, and the environment can thrive. This means, that when a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of your role, you'll be asked to help out our Instant Support Team to help our customers in their hour of need. This is incredibly rewarding, and you'll be given full training - it's also a great opportunity to learn more about our business and meet colleagues.Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is so we can manage all the applications properly and give candidates a positive experience. Once closed, we can't consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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