Electrical Engineer/SAP

Job Title: Electrical Engineer/SAP
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Barking
Salary: £39270 - £47000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-07-18
Reference: 4575
Contact Name: Robyn Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 18, 2019 11:49

Job Description

About the role:

The largest water and waste water supply company in the UK are looking for a key individual to provide important High Voltage (HV) Electrical technical support. Working across the water and waste processes this role represents a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference.

You will be covering approximately 70 sites in the geographical area from Dartford throughout Central London to Battersea and Rye Meads in the north to Croydon in the south.

This field based role will involve working to tight schedules, overseeing operational maintenance, repairs and performing SAP duties in issuing HV and Low Voltage Permits to Work.

Effective management of defect work and HV commissioning is a significant part of this role including Capital Projects with electrical contracts valuing up to £20M.

You will act as Lead SAP for a number of operational sites with varying sizes and complexity comprising a wide range of HV switchgear, equipment and transformers.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

Experience of the electrical industry, fault finding on high voltage equipment and a clear understanding of BS7671 (IEE Wiring Regulations) is key to the success of this role.

You will be suitably trained, qualified and experienced as an Authorised Person and ideally have an understanding of water / wastewater processes and the relationship to electrical power distribution systems.

You will be a good team player, have good analytical and interpersonal skills, be an effective communicator and be willing to face challenging issues.

Due to the nature of this role, a valid UK driving licence is essential.

What’s in it for you?

Working in one of the busiest units within Thames Water, this role provides challenge and responsibility.

You will be able to use your strong leadership skills in managing Electrical Safety and delivering routine maintenance on key Electrical HV and Primary Low Voltage systems and in the implementation of capital upgrade schemes, ensuring compliance with the Company Electrical Safety Rules.

Full industry leading and comprehensive training will be provided as necessary for the successful candidate.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, a generous holiday allowance (which increases to 30 days with length of service), and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 
We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

About us:

Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.

We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer, welcoming applications from all walks of life to join our diverse team. We’re also leading the way with our award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.