Technical Specialist

  • Job Reference: 37272
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Employer: idibu
  • Location: Newbury
  • Salary: £40,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

The Technical Specialist role is integral within our waste treatment business.  This is an exciting opportunity, to work as part of a close and supportive Field Operations team.
This is not your "run-of-the-mill desk job” and includes a blend of both office and on-site work where every day is varied and challenging.
This could be an exciting opportunity for a high-performing maintenance technician to develop their career further.
What you will be doing as the Technical Specialist
You will be focused on maintaining and improving sewage treatment plant infrastructure, managing projects and activities across a designated catchment, and providing support to the team on larger-scale projects.  Be responsible for designing complex jobs for works at our sewage treatment works and ensuring any prerequisites are in place to allow work to be completed by the Field Technicians.
This role is very diverse, and interesting and has a wide range of responsibilities including:
  • Using technical expertise and data captured from the field to design operationally critical jobs.
  • Highlighting key operational risks across the area and present these to obtain funding.
  • Maintaining the availability of plant and equipment and optimising sewage treatment plant performance.
  • Developing strong collaborative relationships with other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Providing expert advice on technical issues and generating solutions to operational risks.
  • Carrying out data analysis on asset reliability to recognize trends and drive continuous improvement.
  • Obtaining quotes, order materials, and 3rd party services through our framework contractors.
  • Ensuring all aspects of Health and Safety are managed correctly, through a safe system of work approval, reviewing RAMS, permitting, and site audits.
What you should bring to the role:
  • Have a strong maintenance background, ideally from an industrial-heavy plant environment.
  • Demonstrate a good business/stakeholder awareness, together with an innovative and creative approach to problem-solving.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to interact with your field-based colleagues and key stakeholders.
  • Having previous experience in technical job design and/or prerequisite management within a utility company would be desirable.
  • Possess strong IT literacy skills as all work is managed through an SAP system and user training for this and other standard software systems will be provided.
  • Take Care of yourself and others, we have a zero-compromise approach to Health and Safety at Thames Water and all of our employees must go home safe and well at the end of each day.
  • A full UK driving licence as Company Van is provided.
What’s in it for you?
Every working day is different, which provides a varied, challenging and rewarding working environment, working alongside highly skilled individuals who are passionate about delivering the best service possible.
  • Competitive salary.
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 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 must 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. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.