Abstraction Engineer


Job Summary by the Career Balance Team:

Thames Water is seeking an Abstraction Engineer to join the company on a permanent basis. The role involves scoping and delivering projects in the East London Abstraction area, with a focus on compliance with the Reservoir Act and healthy raw water storage. The engineer will work with stakeholders, identify risks to asset performance, and oversee the completion of enabling activities for capital delivery projects. The ideal candidate will have experience in a utility or process industry and possess exceptional stakeholder management skills. The position offers a competitive salary and a range of benefits.

Job Description:Thames Water is looking for an Abstraction Engineer to join us permanently.
This is a unique and exciting role. You will scope and help to deliver projects in the East London Abstraction area. You will make use of your technical knowledge and also work with key stakeholders to do this. The projects will contribute to high-level business objectives, namely compliance with the Reservoir Act and healthy raw water storage. You will have a real opportunity to shape and influence the future of our operation.

What you will be doing as an Abstraction Engineer

  • Work with colleagues to identify short- and longer-term risks to asset performance and resilience, ensuring that this is escalated appropriately on our area heatmap.
  • Scope projects, with input from colleagues, and issue formal briefs to our Capital Maintenance Projects team for subsequent delivery.
  • Influence future asset plans, making use of asset condition data and other justification, for subsequent delivery by Capital Delivery.
  • Identify and oversee the completion of enabling activities for Capital Delivery projects. This involves the availability of key assets, operation strategies, and health and safety documentation.
  • Ensure familiarity with our internal Reservoir Safety Manual and the external Reservoir Safety regulations, taking ownership of the technical requirements. This involves working with respective Supervising Engineers to ensure that risks are captured and that projects are in flight to resolve them, and the administration of documents that are key for compliance purposes.
  • To fulfil the above, you will attend interim and annual Supervising Engineers’ inspections of reservoirs.
  • Embrace holistic thinking at all times. Ensure that the business priorities of safety and water quality are not compromised, whilst identifying and following through on opportunities that make our operation more efficient.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure that we understand our asset condition and that our maintenance plan is fit for purpose. You will actively seek opportunities to use new technology and data to innovate.

What should you bring to the role?

  • Lead and role model for safety and water quality.
  • An understanding of regulatory environments, and how it affects operations – Reservoir Safety is key.
  • Organisation, prioritisation and a proven ability to work at pace.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management and teamwork.
  • Previous experience in a utility, or other process industry.
  • A technical or engineering background would be beneficial.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary up to £53,000 depending on previous experience.
  • Annual Leave – 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 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.Location: South East, Wilmington

To apply for this job please visit joblookup.com.

Powered By WordPress | Espy Jobs