• Job Reference: 1289
  • Date Posted: 5 January 2021
  • Employer: DWR Cymru Cyfyngedig Welsh Water Plc
  • Location: Felindre (SA5 7NL), United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Undefined
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Who we are

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water keep 3 million people healthy each day with safe, reliable water, and take away wastewater to clean, before returning it safely to our beautiful rivers and seas.

To be able to deliver high quality, essential services which help to protect the health of our customers, colleagues and our environment, we need the right people to deliver on our vision.  This is achieved by living our core values and demonstrating the core behaviours that underpin them.

We know that the most successful teams are the most diverse teams. Equality, diversity and inclusion provide the very foundation to our culture at Welsh Water. We want every individual to feel confident, proud and able to bring their whole selves to work. 
To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from minority groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, Females, LGBT+, Non-binary and people with disabilities. Together we continue to build a workplace that not only celebrates the diverse voices of our colleagues but also represents each customer we serve.
In essence, ours is a company based on trust, openness, respect, commitment and honesty. A company that our colleagues are proud to work for.

What you’ll be responsible for

Maintaining, repairing and installing equipment as part of the main MEI teams, working individually or as part of a team. Able to fault-find, rectify problems with electrical systems and all ancillary equipment. This will include:

  1. Installing, maintaining and repairing electrical systems generally. 
  2. Demonstrating an ability to read, understand and work from electrical drawings. 
  3. Maintaining, repairing and installing mechanical, electrical and instrumentation to ensure performance of all assets. 
  4. Actively taking part in Risk Assessment, COSHH assessment and all related Health and Safety issues. 
  5. Identifying problematic plant and the subsequent faults and taking part in finding efficient solutions to return equipment to working order. 
  6. Identifying requirements of spares and materials using preferred suppliers. 
  7. Completing all job cards and timesheets to allow for monitoring of workload, performance etc. 
  8. Providing knowledge, information and onsite support for Welsh Water capital teams and operational teams. 
  9. Undertaking any other duties as required to meet the needs of the business.
Who you’ll work with


  • Operations, H&S
  • Day to day liaison with operational staff 
  • Welsh Water Contract Partners – Delivery operational staff where appropriate


  • Contract Operators
  • Environment Agency where appropriate
About you

All criteria are essential unless otherwise stated


  • Fully qualified electrician who has completed a recognised apprenticeship in an industrial environment 
  • Trained to undertake High Voltage work - Desirable
  • Full, UK Driving Licence


  • Experience of the water industry - Desirable
  • Experience of working with pumps and variable speed drives

Knowledge & Skills

  • Enthusiastic about putting our customers first every day
  • Knowledge of industrial processes and of fixed and variable speed motor control.
  • Ability to read schematic diagrams and find and repair faults on electrical circuits
  • Solution focused approach to resolving problems
  • Ability to take responsibility make decisions and uses initiative, working proactively
  • The ability to develop positive working relationships and to be seen as a highly credible representative of the team is required for this role.
  • Compliance with current standards and legislation i.e. BS7671: 2018, 18th Edition IET regulations
  • An excellent understanding of safe working practices and of planning and scheduling of work processes
  • Communication and ability to influence others
  • Working as part of a team
  • Critical thinking to be able to analyse information and provide a solution to situation effectively
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Welsh - Desirable
Good to know

The successful candidate will be required to participate in a stand-by rota, and will also be subject to planned working time.


As well as a market competitive salary and 25 days annual leave (pro rata), we offer a range of employee benefits including:
•    Variable pay schemes
•    Enhanced employer pension contributions
•    Reduction on gym memberships and high street shopping
•    Cycle to work scheme
•    Car-leasing scheme
•    Health CashBack scheme
•    An employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate family
And many, many more.