Electrical Technician

Job Title: Electrical Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Isleworth
Salary: £28050 - £34000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-08-22
Reference: 4458
Contact Name: Robyn Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 22, 2019 12:05

Job Description

About the role:

You will be responsible for carrying out the planned and defect maintenance of FLIP (Active Drainage Anti Flooding) devices throughout the Thames Water area. You will inspect, fault diagnose and maintain devices fitted at properties, in a safe efficient, timely and effective manner with minimum supervision.

You will be required to:
  • Carry out routine planned preventative and reactive maintenance of Active drainage Flip devices.
  • Carry out electrical or mechanical installation work at properties and sites at which Flip devices are installed.
  • Trouble shooting electrical and mechanical fault finding whilst providing specialist technical advice where appropriate with up-to-date technical knowledge, and provide training support for technical trainees.
  • Liaising with external customers at properties at which Flip devices are installed.
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

Are you a qualified electrician and who has electrical experience working on industrial plant equipment? Have you completed an apprenticeship, or have a BTEC HNC or equivalent in an electrical subject? To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate that you are an experienced Electrical Engineer.

This is a manual role, therefore it is essential that you are physically fit and prepared to work in a challenging environment on a daily basis. We are looking for an apprenticeship-served, 17th edition electrician. Due to the nature of this role domestic experience is not suitable. You must have the ability to work with minimum supervision and have knowledge of health and safety issues ideally relevant to the water industry.

A full, UK driving licence is essential.

What’s in it for you:

You will join a specialist team responsible for maintaining FLIP devices throughout the Thames Water region. This is the only team maintaining these Active Drainage Devices that are crucial to the protection of properties from flooding from the Main Sewers.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 30 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 UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.  

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning poo into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.