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Electrical Engineer

Pertemps Thames Water

Walton on Thames


£45000 - £48000/annum


Posted: 21/01/2023

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Who are we?
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km of pipes, keeping taps flowing and toilets flushing.

At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to life, so our business is always open

About the role:  
We are currently seeking an Electrical Engineer to form part of the electrical services team in order to provide specialist technical support and electrical safety support; within a specified geographical region, predetermined by your location.  

The base location for this role is flexible across the whole London area. 

To undertake technical assessments and audits of Thames Waters electrical personnel, and provide detailed technical reports and presentations, purveying the gravity of the needs in a persuasive manner. 
Be a technical lead in projects and investigations. Champion Thames Waters Electrical safety rules policies and procedures 

Delivery of LV electrical safety improvement projects. 
Support around 12 line managers with approximately 40 electrically skilled technicians, with the recruitment and development of their electrical staff 
Act as an Authorised Person (LV) across a geographical area issuing Permits to Work completed in line with the Electrical Safety Rules 
Technical oversight and direction to newly qualified or appointed technicians 
Practical and theoretical assessment of technical staff against company electrical policy and  procedures. 

Appoint technicians in line with job role and technical competence (Competent Persons Electrical assessment) 
Follow up with field-based assessments, Identify Skill gaps or fade through electrical safety audits (SHE6 P) 
Provide mentoring and coaching to address skill gaps some of which will require classroom-based and practical teaching. 
Leading local electrical technical community forums 
Provide low-voltage electrical technical support to our operations managers. Key Accountabilities: 
We are looking for an experienced apprenticeship-served industrial maintenance electrician with the potential to act as a focal point for support across multiple teams.

You will have a good knowledge and understanding of health and safety requirements including electrical safety rules, although we’ll encourage you to expand your broader knowledge and technical expertise through training and development opportunities.  
An industrial-biased electrician having had an indentured apprenticeship. 
Experience with the development and mentoring of trainees. Involved with safety auditing process writing detailed persuasive reports. 
City & Guilds 236 or current equivalent City & Guilds 2391, HND or HNC in Electrical engineering and ideally, although not essential an ECS card. 

Time served in an electrical apprenticeship to NVQL3 or equivalent 
Approximately 5+ years’ experience, in the Electrical Engineering / Maintenance field. 
Good knowledge and understanding of relevant health and safety requirements, especially the Electricity at Work Regulations and their application to the business. 
Ideally an awareness of Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations and electrical equipment for use in potentially flammable atmospheres 
Good IT skills. Working knowledge of SAP beneficial Good interpersonal skills are required, especially in managing relationships with technicians and operational management  

What’s in it for you?
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your well-being.

Generous car allowance 

Thames Water is a dynamic, rewarding and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy a fulfilling career and flexible working arrangements.

We’re also proud to embrace and promote diversity and believe that creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve will help us to thrive. 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

We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities and the environment can thrive. This means, when a crisis happens, we all rally round 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 a earn bit of extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is so we can manage all the applications properly and give candidates a positive experience. Once closed, we can’t consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

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