ICA (Instrument, Control and Automation) Maintenance Manager

  • Job Reference: 37698
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Walthamstow
  • Salary: £42,800 to £56,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are looking for an ICA (Instrument, Control and Automation) Maintenance Manager to join Thames Water on a permanent basis.

You will be guiding, supporting, and developing a team of Skilled ICA (Instrument, Control and Automation) technicians whose duty it is to maintain and repair plant and equipment. The Maintenance manager will maintain customer service and operational performance within strict quality targets for Water Treatment Works, Pumping Stations, and Reservoirs across North London, providing drinking water to approximately £3.5 million customers.

The main base for the role will be Coppermills Water Treatment Works but travel will be expected around the area.

This is a Monday-Friday position.

What you’ll be doing as an ICA (Instrument, Control and Automation) Maintenance Manager
  • Process Management: Ensuring ICA equipment is maintained and operated to the correct standards, improving process compliance
  • Financial Management: Owning and managing the budgetary and financial activities of the team and driving efficiencies into the overall operational budget
  • Performance Management: Ensuring the team achieve optimal performance in terms of work management, developing the team and introducing new skills including health & safety awareness
  • Customer & Stakeholder Management: You will be responsible for providing technical advice to internal and external project teams, as well as maintenance and efficiency optimisation
  • Health and Safety: Effectively manage the Health and Safety of the team as well as auditing the Health and Safety system & processes
  • Learning and Development: Continually improve the performance, standards, and capability of the team
What you should bring to the role
  • We are looking for someone who has been working within a similar working environment, with a Instrument, Control and Automation or engineering background, and preferably working in an industrial field and who has previously had the health and safety responsibility for individuals and sites and also managed a team within an operational function alongside this
  • Excellent IT skills and a technical bias are essential
  • The ability to lead and develop people is a crucial skill in this role so you must have previous management experience with good communication, interpersonal and organisation skills
  • Ideally, you will have gained your experience within the water industry or utilities sector however, this is not essential as training will be provided
What’s in it for you?
  • Offering a salary between £42,800- £56,000 per annum subject to your level of experience
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service (Plus bank holidays)
  • Car Allowance (delete as applicable for your role)
  • 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, background, 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 disappointment.