Process Controller (Water)

  • Job Reference: 37829
  • Date Posted: 4 June 2024
  • Employer: idibu
  • Location: Cleeve
  • Salary: £33,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Process Controller to work in the South Oxford Region, based at Cleeve WTW. This role presents an exciting opportunity to join a team that together helps produce millions of litres of water for customers across Oxfordshire each day.
Reporting to the South Oxford Production Site Manager, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure the effective and continuous operation of the sites across the region, including 5 Water Treatment Works.
No experience is required as full training will be provided! Due to the nature of the role a current manual driving licence is required as this role comes with a van and travelling is required.
Once fully trained and your Licence to Operate is completed, you will be required to be part of a 6-week Standby Call out Rota. Cover 1 week in 6 which you will receive additional payment.
Base Location: Cleeve WTW, RG8 0BY.
Working Pattern or hours: 38 hours per week 07:30 – 15:36.
What you’ll be doing as the Process Controller
  • Visiting remote sites to monitor and control a range of water treatment processes such as abstraction, filtration, and disinfection.
  • Carrying out sampling and related analysis to ensure compliance with internal standards and external regulations.
  • Manual fault finding and intervention to maintain the treatment process or customer supply. Specific examples include changes in chemical dosing or pump duties.
  • You will also have to respond to emergencies, whether this is process failures or power failures. In such circumstances, you will follow established procedures to escalate, and then stabilise the process or isolate.
  • Comply with operational standards and public health standards, completing necessary documentation.
  • Taking responsibility for your health and safety and also health and safety on sites.
  • You will highlight safety observations and take action to make the area safe where possible. You may contribute to risk assessments and procedures that contribute to improving health and safety standards on site.
  • Liaise with other departments, particularly Water Quality and Maintenance, to find solutions for issues and deliver the best results for the site.
  • Maintain own technical knowledge and keep up to date with changes in procedures and asset standards.
  • Provide technical input to help with the delivery of the production plan. (this could include inputting into asset availability improvements, and investigating site trips)
  • Work with the site manager to assist with the smooth running of the site. (for example, assisting with process risk assessments, assisting with site inductions)
  • Assisting with the efficiency programme. (for example, triad and peak tariff avoidance response)
What you should bring to the role
  • Someone who has process and/or water treatment experience would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Hands-on and practical with impeccable attention to detail and troubleshooting skills.
  • Demonstrate a ‘can-do’ attitude, have strong problem-solving abilities, and take a solution-focused approach.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Competent to use company IT systems and Microsoft Office.
  • You should have experience of lone working and be willing to work in confined spaces in challenging conditions.
What’s in it for you?
  • Offering a salary up to £33,000 per annum depending on skills and experience plus a company van, tools, and PPE.
  • 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 disappointment.