Network Metering Technician

Job Title: Network Metering Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Walthamstow
Salary: £24650 - £35000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-07-22
Reference: 4615
Contact Name: Robyn Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 22, 2019 15:32

Job Description

About the role:

The Network Metering Technician will ensure the effective maintenance and repair of district / zonal meters and critical pressure points with the aim of increasing the reliability and availability of the reporting systems. The base location of the role will determine the geographical area of responsibility.

Providing a high level of technical input, a typical day will involve you travelling around your designated region, fixing and repairing zonal and district meters as well as critical pressure points using a combination of well-honed fault diagnostic procedures and specialist test equipment.

This role will involve:
  • Carrying out planned reactive maintenance on district /zonal meters and critical pressure points.
  • Use current planning systems to review all activity and retrieve the activity to carry out suitable maintenance.
  • Use technical systems to ensure correct diagnosis of underground failures.
  • Making technical decisions on work being carried out, keeping in mind the impact on the network as well as how customers internal and external are affected.
  • Working with field teams and control function to determine cause of complex/difficult flow and pressure issues.
  • Maintaining key material/equipment stocks and liaising with the Network Metering Team Manager to ensure contingency stock is available to mitigate impacts to customer service.
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

A time served apprentice with significant experience of electrical systems working in a “true multi-skilled” capacity. Previous experience in an electrical apprenticeship, ONC/HNC in engineering, NVQ, BTEC or C&G level 3 in electrical/electronic engineering is crucial.

We are looking for someone who having completed a craft apprenticeship, has electrical instrumentation experience and ideally should be at least City and Guilds or equivalent qualified in this area. Previous experience in a similar role will be highly advantageous.

Previous experience within the electrical trade would be highly advantageous, in particular with any instrument programming knowledge.

You will be driven, self-motivated and with excellent organisational skills and must have a strong awareness of compliance and health and safety.

Working with SCADA systems and programming of equipment is required as is the ability to learn bespoke packages. You will have demonstrable experience of being reliable, trustworthy and hard working with a proactive approach to your daily tasks. You will be confident communicating with internal colleagues as well as the general public.

A full and clean UK driving licence is essential. Due to the nature of the role, ideally with knowledge of the Road Traffic Management Act (NRSWA), although full training regarding this can be provided.

What’s in it for you:

This is a highly self-directed role, so you will be responsible for your own workload and will be working in the public domain on a daily basis.

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 around the local area, 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.