Electrical Technician

  • Job Reference: 37779
  • Date Posted: 4 June 2024
  • Employer: idibu
  • Location: East London
  • Salary: £36,800
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We currently have a great opportunity for an experienced Electrical Technician to join our Waste Team at Crossness STW, This is a fantastic opportunity for an electrical maintenance technician to join the second-largest STW in the UK. You will join a close-knit team which varies in age and ability all performing at a high level. This role offers great learning potential with the ability to cross-skill into other disciplines.
As the successful candidate, your role will be to ensure that all equipment at our sewage treatment works is running safely and efficiently using proactive and reactive maintenance methods.
What you'll be doing as an Electrical Technician
  • Investigating plant failures and carrying out repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible to avoid interruptions to the process. This may involve investigating and diagnosing complex faults and carrying out repairs during incidents.
  • Carrying out scheduled planned maintenance work on electrical equipment in compliance with company procedures to minimize plant breakdowns.
  • Providing technical advice to the wider team, referring to up-to-date technical knowledge, and providing training or support for technical trainees if required.
  • Using technical equipment such as various pumps and associated control gear, 3-phase motors, starters and controls, electronic control systems such as VSDs, automatic valves and penstocks, flow, level and pressure measurement, programmable logic controllers, variable speed drives and controls, chemical handling, and dosing equipment.
Base Location: Crossness - Abbey Wood, South East London - SE2 9AQ.
Working Pattern or hours: 38 hours Monday- Friday Plus the inclusion onto an out-of-hours Rota for which you will receive additional payment.
PPE, Tools and a Van will be provided.
What you should bring to the role:
  • Have considerable experience in electrical and systems. A time-served apprenticeship in an engineering sector, NVQ level 3 or greater in electrical engineering.
  • You will have qualifications in BS7671 or 18th Edition electrical wiring regulations. Experience in maintaining, testing, installing and fault diagnosis on electrical plant equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Experience with 3-phased systems.
  • Knowledge and awareness of health and safety policies and processes are essential.
  • The work will require physical fitness as you will work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training.
  • Participation in a 24/7 out-of-hours standby rota will be required after a suitable period of training and assessment for which you will receive additional payment.
  • A valid driving licence is essential.
  • You will need to undertake role-specific training to fulfil any safety and team competency requirements.
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary up to £36,800 per annum depending on your level of experience.
  • Annual Leave 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with the length of service. (Plus, bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.
Who are we?
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive. Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all. But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?
Working at Thames Water
At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.
We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.
Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process. Find out more about working at Thames Water.
When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.
Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappoint.