System Operations Project Engineer – Full Time – Staines

  • Permanent
  • Staines
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Address Region: Surrey
  • Salary: £30000 - £45000/annum


About the role:
You will work in conjunction with all areas of System optimisation to manage network maintenance/modeling and contingency planning of the clean water network. You will be involved in the development and implement a sustainable long-term strategy to improve all aspects of the water system within regulatory requirements. Other aspects to the role include working closely with the Asset Management and Water Networks including other internal stakeholders, taking the technical lead across various projects.

Day to day duties will include:

Support the Project Manager in leading network maintenance projects in liaison with various partners.
Update, via various mediums, all relevant teams and co-ordinate projects.
Cover all aspects of financials with regards to all types of maintenance using SAP.
Management of unplanned emergency events with a view to mitigating adverse effects to the customer.
Build justifications for new works streams for both approvals by Asset Management.
Work closely with all network and leakage teams to develop new scopes of work that can be delivered either by Water Supply.
Carry out Health and Safety audits (SHE6) on various partners to ensure that TW and partner staff are working to current HSE standards
Ensure all network maintenance projects follow current signed off Asset Management Procedures and ensure the completion of the handover documents are in place.
Assist with analysis of longterm network issues such as excessive headloss, low flows, area integrity, network resilience providing modeling reports for solutions.
Support Strategic, System and Leakage Optimisation Engineers formulating wider strategies for managing pressures, flows, reservoir levels and pumping regimes in conjunction with the water control centre and highlighting instances of non-compliance.
Evaluate and analyse operational information, understanding data integrity difficulties, to resolve basic problems.
Fulfill out of hours co-ordinator responsibilities.To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

The successful candidate will be degree educated with industry experience, in-depth knowledge of hydraulic principles. It would be preferred if you had previous experience with Thames Water’s corporate systems:  SAP, WAMI, Netbase, Pi, AORTA, Viewtool, NMT, ARC GIS, and z-one. You will have an in-depth understanding of the regulatory measures relating to customer satisfaction, customer low pressures and interruptions to supply, also prior experience concerning industry best practice in relation to valve operations, water quality, leakage management, and mains commissioning.

It is preferred that the candidate will have extensive experience concerning industry best practice in relation to valve operations, water quality, leakage management, mains commissioning, and CDM.

Strong communication skills are needed and confidence when negotiating with internal stakeholders in this post. It is essential that the candidate possesses good analytical, problem-solving, reasoning and negotiating skills.

What’s in it for you:

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 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 refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer 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 poo 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 an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.

Salary: £30000 – £45000/annum

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Staines

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