Trunk Sewers Technician

Job Title: Trunk Sewers Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hammersmith
Salary: £21505 - £25000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-09-19
Reference: 5354
Contact Name: Robyn Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 19, 2019 16:58

Job Description

About the role:
Working as part of a team of 5, this manual role will involve the day-to-day maintenance of the Victorian trunk sewer network in London. You will be responsible for performing a range of assigned activities including routine maintenance; investigations and safety cover.

The normal working hours are 6:30am – 3:45pm; with 1 week out of 5 on night shift from 9:00pm - 5:30am (for which you will receive additional payment). You will be required to participate in a 24/7 Out of Hours Standby rota (typically 1 week in 10), for which you will also receive an additional payment.

This role involves but not limited to:
  • Woking in confined spaces (obtaining a CP2 confined space rescue qualification), at heights and lifting heavy loads – all mandatory for this role.
  • Physical maintenance of the sewer network and associated assets e.g. penstock gates. Operation of plant and equipment.
  • Cleaning, basic maintenance and fault-finding, the sewer cleaning programme along with surveys and safety cover for contractors
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

As well as meeting the essential Health and Safety requirements, this role will suit someone that has previously held a manual labouring role and will be capable of carrying out all tasks.

You will be required to work outdoors and in confined spaces all year round and mainly in underground assets, therefore it is essential that you are, prepared to work in a challenging environment on a daily basis.

You must be willing to get stuck in, with a proactive approach to your work and demonstrate how you can positively contribute to a team.

A full manual valid UK driving licence is essential; 7.5t licence is desirable.
Drainage Knowledge and a mechanical background would be advantageous as well as a desire to learn.

Essential Health and Safety requirements:

This role require you to be physically fit and comfortable with working in water, working at heights and within the confined space of sewers and the like. As a part of the critical safety requirements you must be clean shaven at all times and due to the lifting equipment for man-riding weigh less than 110kgs at all times in this role. You will also need to participate in a pre-employment medical.

What’s in it for you:

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a great team in London’s historic network of sewers, some of which dates back to the Victorian ages.

There are opportunities to work on innovative new projects such as the Thames Tideway Tunnel, meet key stakeholders and even take part in filming for TV programmes!

You will use a variety of mechanical techniques and innovative ideas to maintain and repair the aging network keeping it running for our customers.

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.