Technical Coordinator

Job Title: Technical Coordinator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cirencester
Salary: £29000 - £36000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-07-03
Reference: 4386
Contact Name: Robyn Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 03, 2019 10:47

Job Description

About the role: 

The technical coordinator will manage specific activities within a designated area / remit including leading on briefed projects and providing support on larger scale projects. This role will incorporate some or all of the accountabilities listed below.

Duties will include:
  • Co-ordinate briefed projects and activities.
  • Provide technical support to determine solutions to problems and to ensure a robust stable and efficient operation.
  • Raise permits to work.
  • Follow funding processes to be followed where funding dictates.
  • Responsible for assuring that all new assets or those modified post project completion are updated in our records.
  • Raising asset related purchase orders.
  • Issuing safety authorisation permits for technical planning activity.
  • Plan works by liaising with internal operations managers and ensuring that the correct skills, equipment and materials are being delivered and utilised efficiently to avoid aborted visits.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and organised stock/inventory of parts and equipment which reflects status of work order.
  • Out of Hours Coordinator.
  • Health and safety awareness including Safety Health and Environment audits, and management of health and safety actions.
  • Obtain material quotations and contractor quotations for asset related work against a works order.
  • Raise and ‘goods receipt’ purchase orders.
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

To be considered for this role ideally you will need to have 2 years plus water technical/mechanical experience within an operational environment.

It is preferable to have specialist skills in the area of process, mechanical or electrical engineering.

Ideally, you will have experience and understanding of technical job design, planning and project delivery.

You will need to be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to working to a high standard with regard to health, safety and wellbeing and have good attention to detail.

IT literacy is essential as all work is managed through the SAP system, user training for this and other standard software systems will be provided, however, previous experience will be advantage.

You will also demonstrate good business/stakeholder awareness, together with an innovative and creative approach to problem solving and strong team working and influencing skills.

A proactive approach and excellent inter-personal and communication skills are essential, and we would look for evidence that you can demonstrate this.

It is a position where you will need to build strong working relationships with a range of people, for example, managers, technicians, controllers, contractors, water quality, health and safety team etc.

Able to demonstrate previous experience working in a dynamic, sometimes high pressure role where time management and prioritising workloads is essential to being effective.

What’s in it for you:

Technical co-ordinators are dedicated experts focused on designing, coordinating jobs and project managing.

They will use their technical knowledge to ensure that field technicians have the detailed instructions and all of the components they need to carry out their jobs.

The technical coordinator is critical to the effective operation of a water treatment works. They should look to spend at least half of their time out on site working with contractors and technicians helping to resolve issues and delivering projects.

They will be working on a range of assets that are crucial to the running of a water treatment works, for example, large scale pumps, valves, filters, electrical equipment, control equipment etc.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the West Thames Valley water production operations team where our constant focus is to provide high quality water, at a reliable output whilst maintaining excellent health and safety standards.

The role will be based at Latton water treatment works and will cover the Swindon and Cotswolds geographical areas.

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.