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 operationsProviding AWS and SI mitigation packages to AWS and NT techs – for example, designing & mapping locations of overland hoses, tanker hook-ups and new valve installationsWorking in accordance with all associated QMS procedures and ensuring an awareness level of them is maintained through self-learning/understandingBeing aware of and compliant with all requirements to protect the environment as a consequence of network operational dutiesSupporting and undertaking any such other activities needed within the Water Distribution network to ensure its operation, including Trunk main walking, Mains flushing and Leak detectionCarrying 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, etcGood general standard of education with a minimum of a GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English, Maths and a ScienceProven 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 holidaysBuy or sell annual leave to offer you extra flexibilityShift allowance: £4,427Over time allowanceBuy a bike and safety equipment tax-free, through our Cycle to Work schemeWe offer free car parking at the majority of our sitesTake up to 26 weeks’ additional maternity leaveShare your parental leave and split your time off to care for your child how you chooseInvest in Pennon Group plc through our employee share schemesWe support our people by offering a free, confidential Employee Assistance ProgrammeLook after your wellbeing with our Champion Health support platformEnjoy free eye tests and discounts on frames and lenses at SpecsaversEnjoy access to thousands of deals and discounts on supermarkets, high street shops, online retailers, travel, eating out, cinemas, gyms and much more though PerkboxA range of group discounts: The Dell Advantage Programme, Virgin Media Affinity Scheme, Vodaphone Advantage and moreA discretionary BonusCompetitive Contributory PensionAnd plenty more!
Closing Date: Sunday 5th February 2023
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.