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Network Metering Technician

Posted 30 days ago by Pertemps
Location East London Job Type Permanent
Salary £27115 - £35000 per annum Sector Engineering
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 is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual, and 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.

This is also an opportunity for excellent personal development and with the freedom to make your own decisions depending on the circumstances you are faced with. 

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.