AWS Technician/ HGV Driver (787) - South West Water Plymouth, England Bookmark Share Print 112 0 0

Listing Description

At South West Water we believe that the strongest businesses are built on solid, stable foundations - with a vision and a culture that gives them the freedom to change, improve and innovate.
We’re proud to be responsible for providing reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and wastewater services for the beautiful South West area.
And we have huge ambitions.
Not only are we committed to reaching net-zero by 2030, but we’ve also partnered with wildlife charities, National Parks and local partners to help ensure a better future for generations to come.
So, if you want to be part of a diverse team where opportunities flow and fresh ideas are welcomed, #JustAddWater.

Do you want to work for a large, local employer offering you a stable career?
Are you looking for a hands-on role where no two days are the same?
About the role:
We currently have a fantastic opportunity available for an AWS Technician/ HGV Driver to join our team based in Plymouth.  You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis, and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £23,100 per annum depending on experience/HGV qualification plus a guaranteed shift allowance of £4,427, plus standby payment incorporating overtime opportunities and an excellent range of company benefits.

This is a rare opportunity to work with a great team in a flexible role with a blend of using your HGV driving experience and maintenance of equipment at the depot.  The team are scheduled to work on a shift rotation and this is something that you need to be signed on to from day 1.

What you’ll be doing:
  • Supplying Alternative water supplies (AWS) via pump tanker, Arlington bowser, overland hose
  • Carrying out routine vehicle checks
  • The maintenance and repair of supply interruption mitigation equipment, including Line stopping & by-passing tools, Hydrant Wizard, Ferrule replacement and Under pressure valve installation (EZValve)
  • Ensuring company Supply Interruption ODI is at the forefront of all operations
  • Providing AWS and SI mitigation packages to AWS and NT techs – for example, designing & mapping locations of overland hoses, tanker hook-ups and new valve installations
  • Working in accordance with all associated QMS procedures and ensuring an awareness level of them is maintained through self-learning/understanding
  • Being aware of and compliant with all requirements to protect the environment as a consequence of network operational duties
  • Supporting and undertaking any such other activities needed within the Water Distribution network to ensure its operation, including Trunk main walking, Mains flushing and Leak detection
  • Carrying out all requisite tasks in such a way that contamination is prevented and understanding what action to take in the event of contamination or suspected contamination.
  • Participating in defined standby and call out rotas as necessary

  • What we are looking for:
  • Full UK B driving license, B+E (Desired) C (Desired) C+E (Desired)
  • Generally experienced in mechanical duties i.e. first-line maintenance of equipment, pumps, valves, etc
  • Good general standard of education with a minimum of a GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English, Maths and a Science
  • Proven experience of working within a water supply environment

  • What's in it for you:

  • At South West Water, we don’t all do the same job, but we each get out of bed in the morning knowing that every day is a chance to make incredible things happen, together. In return for our people’s hard work and commitment, we offer an excellent range of benefits:
  • Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • Buy or sell annual leave to offer you extra flexibility
  • Shift allowance: £4,427
  • Over time allowance
  • Buy a bike and safety equipment tax-free, through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • We offer free car parking at the majority of our sites
  • Take up to 26 weeks’ additional maternity leave
  • Share your parental leave and split your time off to care for your child how you choose
  • Invest in Pennon Group plc through our employee share schemes
  • We support our people by offering a free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme
  • Look after your wellbeing with our Champion Health support platform
  • Enjoy free eye tests and discounts on frames and lenses at Specsavers
  • Enjoy access to thousands of deals and discounts on supermarkets, high street shops, online retailers, travel, eating out, cinemas, gyms and much more though Perkbox
  • A range of group discounts: The Dell Advantage Programme, Virgin Media Affinity Scheme, Vodaphone Advantage and more
  • A discretionary Bonus
  • Competitive Contributory Pension
  • And plenty more!
  • Closing Date: Thursday 1st December 2022

    If you are looking for a new challenge, please click apply now to be considered as our AWS Technician/ HGV Driver - we look forward to receiving your application.

    Please note that the successful candidate will be subject to a mandatory DBS check as part of the onboarding process.

    Be yourself, we like it that way. Together, we will build a culture of belonging, where inclusion is instinctive. Diversity is our strength and a reflection of our communities. We care, we value everyone, we celebrate uniqueness.
    Our core values which are essential to our success are:
    ·       Trusted - We do the right thing for our customers and stakeholders.
    ·       Collaborative - We forge strong relationships working together to make a positive impact.
    ·       Responsible - We keep our promises to our customers, communities, and each other.
    ·       Progressive - We are always looking for new ways to improve and make life better.

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