AWS Technician - HGV Driver (295_21)

Exeter, England /
South West Water – Operations - Drinking Water Services /
Permanent full-time
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?
We currently have an AWS Technician - HGV Driver (Alternative Water Supply) position available for a motivated individual to join our team. Joining us on a full-time, permanent basis, you will receive a competitive salary of £22,000 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 will 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:

    • We know that the support and commitment of our staff is key to our success so you will receive the opportunity for ongoing development and training for a long-term career with us. We’re one of the largest companies in the South West and are proud to have been awarded Investors in People recognition.

      In return, we will offer an excellent range of benefits including:
    • Generous holiday
    • Contributory pension
    • Shift allowance: £4,427
    • Over time allowance
    • Discretionary bonus scheme
    • Excellent ongoing training and development opportunities
    • Share save Scheme
    • Various health benefits
    • Wellbeing support programmes
    • A range of Group Discounts
    • Various health benefits
Closing Date: Wednesday 6th July 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.