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Pertemps Thames Water Commercial

Working Supervisor (TO-7A528)

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About the role:

We are currently looking for a Small Process Plant Working Supervisor. The ideal candidate will have process knowledge and experience in operating water treatment works. The role is primarily field-based and will include routine technician/operator activities. In addition, the Working Supervisor will be expected to support the team manager in co-ordinating the Small Process Plant (SPP) Team and Contractors on site.

The North East London SPP Team operates 5 clean water treatment works. Production output ranges from 5 to 50 Ml/d and each site has different treatment processes including clarification, filtration, GAC pesticide and organics removal, UV, and chemical disinfection.

Key areas of accountability will include:

Support Team Manager with improving SPP Team learning and development. Improve performance, through tracking and monitoring key performance indicators of individuals / the Team. Help develop learning plans for technicians/operators.  This involves training and mentoring the Team so that they can be deemed competency and ‘sign off’ to operate each of the sites.
Undertake and maintain a range of day-to-day activities including, but not limited to:
taking chemical deliveries
chemical receipting
calibrating instrumentation
performing process checks
supporting with weekly planning and scheduling meetings
reporting H&S incidents on-site and managing H&S risksUndertake and maintain a range of complex activities, to optimise operational processes. This may involve acting as a point of contact for operational issues across the SPP sites and taking a lead role on-site when required.

Support the team manager in achieving Health, Safety, and Environmental compliance, carrying out routine field audits, developing action plans to support in the delivery of reduction in repeat accidents and responses to “near misses”.This also includes engaging with contractors and issuing TWOSAs and other permits to work. Training will be provided.  

Ensure compliance with best operating procedures through field audits and mentoring/advising technicians. This includes participation in SOM and Site-Specific Procedures reviews, to ensure optimal operation of the sites. Support the team manager in evaluating risks to the business and taking appropriate action.To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

In-depth knowledge and understanding of several Water Treatment Works is essential
Be able to demonstrate knowledge of SCADA controlled systems.
Basic mechanical, electrical and ICA background is desirable
Good understanding of relevant legislation and operating procedures, especially Health & Safety
Excellent practical understanding of operating processes in own business area
Communication and basic leadership skills
Able to deputise for team manager when requiredWhat’s in it for you:

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. 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 referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 

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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 waste 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 award-winning mental health and well-being strategy

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