About the role:
Working as part of two teams, this manual role will involve the day-to-day maintenance of the Victorian trunk sewer network and large strategic pumping stations in London. You will be responsible for performing a range of assigned activities including routine maintenance, assisting mechanical and electrical works, investigations and safety cover.
This role is based out of our Hammersmith Depot, the normal working hours are 7:30 am – 3:45 pm; with the flexibility to switch to night shift on occasion (which provides additional payment). You will be required to participate in a 24/7 Out of Hours Standby rota (typically 1 week in 6), for which you will also receive an additional payment.Key Accountabilities:
Essential Health and Safety requirements:
- Working 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 pumping station assets e.g. penstock gates and pumps.
- Operation of plant and equipment.
- Cleaning, basic maintenance and fault-finding, the sewer cleaning programme along with surveys and safety cover for contractors and Tideway.
This role requires 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.Skills are we looking for:
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.What’s in it for you:
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with the 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 referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.
We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer to 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 waste 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 award-winning mental health and well-being strategy.