Technical Coordinator

Job Title: Technical Coordinator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hatfield
Salary: £28900 - £39100 per annum
Start Date: 2019-09-13
Reference: 4487
Contact Name: Robyn Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 13, 2019 12:00

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:
  • Co-ordinate briefed projects and activities.
  • Raise permit to work.
  • MCW processes to be followed where funding dictates.
  • Responsible for assuring that all new assets or those modified under MCW and technical planning activity are updated in SAP.
  • Raising asset related purchase orders.
  • Issue TWOSAs for MCW, technical planning activity and facilities management contractors.
  • Plan work in SAP/tech workbench and attend planning meeting to ensure 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.
  • H & S – SHE audits, safe guard actions, attend H & S stand downs on all sites, raise work orders with EMCOR.
  • Obtain material quotations and contractor quotations for asset related work against a SAP work order, raise and goods receipt purchase orders.
  • CAPEX grouping opportunities to be raised and tracked with financial accountants.
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 and 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, and the health and safety team.

A full current driving license is essential for this position.

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 waste pumping stations. 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 pumping stations, for example, pumps, valves, filters, electrical equipment, control equipment etc.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the North East London waste pumping team where our constant focus is to maintain plan availability whilst maintaining excellent health and safety standards. The role will be based at Mill Green STW.

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 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.