Engineering  2023-01-16 15:32:12




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.

What is the purpose of this role?
The Process Technician's role is to ensure sewage is treated effectively and efficiently, protecting our river and our local environment in the Aylesbury area. You will gain experience in both sewage and sludge treatment processes, monitoring these streams daily to ensure they produce excellent quality river water and generate renewable energy.  This role will involve monitoring, data analysis, sampling, fault-finding, and basic proactive & reactive maintenance activities.

What makes this role unique?
Our technicians are a vital component of what we do in our business.
The successful applicant will play a key role in ensuring that our treatment processes work effectively every day. Each day can present unique challenges whether it’s reacting fast to a plant failure, identifying and stopping slow-burning negative trends, diagnosing faults within the process, or proactively making changes to improve the way that we work.

You will be part of a skilled & enthusiastic team, who relies on working together and utilizing each other’s skill sets to get the job done correctly and safely. You will gain experience in a wide range of plants and equipment from screening units to pumping stations and learn techniques, both old and innovative, for treating sewage.

What will this role involve?
This process technician role will involve but not be limited to:
Sampling and monitoring both the sewage and the sludge treatment process
Recording and analysing data to identify positive and negative process trends
Reacting to equipment failure and diagnosing faults
Carrying out planned maintenance activities on plant and equipment
Assisting maintenance technicians with repairing and replacing plant
Completing planned jobs that are associated with the health and safety of employees working on site
Attending health and safety training and process-related technical courses
Engaging in ‘huddles’ and team meetings, suggesting improvements to safe working practices and general process efficiencyWhat skills are we looking for?
Ideal applicants will have a process background in an industrial or similar setting.  
Due to the nature of the role a valid UK driving license is essential.
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 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.

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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