Trunk Sewers Technician

Posted 25 days ago by Pertemps
Location Greenwich Job Type Permanent
Salary £21505 - £22000 per annum Sector Engineering
About the role:

Working as part of team you will be required to carry out routine operations and basic process maintenance of our main trunk sewer network. You will be required to cover an area encompassing most of South London. This is a safety-focused role and will require you to work closely with your team members. This role involves:
  • Working in confined spaces, working at heights and lifting heavy loads.
  • Maintenance of the sewer network and associated assets.
  • Operation of plant and equipment.
  • Cleaning, basic mechanical maintenance and fault-finding.
  • Surveys and safety cover for contractors.
  • Driving 7.5t vehicles.
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

A large percentage of your work will involve planned, emergency and defect maintenance of the trunk sewer network. Previous experience in this area would therefore be advantageous, as would basic mechanical skills/qualifications.

The duties also involve the collection, recording and monitoring of data in accordance with quality procedures, so the ability to write clearly and concisely is essential.

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.

You must have a proactive approach to your work and demonstrate that you can work positively and effectively within a team environment.

You will need to be a keen and motivated team member, able to demonstrate initiative and a flexible approach to work.

A valid UK driving licence is required.

What’s in it for you:

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a great team working in London’s historic network of sewers, which date back to the Victorian times. Your job will be to ensure that they are maintained effectively to meet regulatory requirements.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 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.