Industrial Electrican

Plymouth, England / / Permanent full-time

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Industrial Electrican

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.

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity where you can apply your knowledge and problem-solving skills?

We currently have a fantastic opportunity available for an Industrial Electrician 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 £32,982 - £39,087 per annum **pay award pending**

You will also receive a guaranteed standby allowance (working a 1 in 8 rotation), plus additional payments for call out and overtime opportunities.
You will also be entitled to a company van and a range of excellent company benefits.

About the role:

As the Industrial Electrician you will take ownership of fault finding, repairing and maintaining assets across a range of Operational sites for both Drinking Water Services and Waste Water Services. Carrying out planned work as derived from maintenance scheduled activities on operational assets.

You will provide services to a high standard in a sustainable manner that meets the required internal and external customer service levels, whilst minimising risk to compliance and meeting quality requirements.

In this role, you will utilise your experience in executing permanent asset preservation techniques by supporting in both a reactive and proactive capacity, with the ability to identify assets that require repair works, prevention of future faults and breaks, in addition to providing recommendations to stakeholders across the business on required planned maintenance to implement permanent solutions.  

What you’ll be doing:

  • Delivery of quality support using expertise and experience in your discipline.  Using electrical, control and process systems which will help to maintain or minimise the risk and impact to our Customers.
  • Carrying out repairs and maintenance across Operational sites. Diagnose faults on all aspects of asset control, electrical systems and automation.
  • Working with other disciplines in a mobile field team.
  • Liaise with all staff affected by any work undertaken.
  • Requirement to compile or update any site engineering documentation which enables Operational functions to carry out, support and maintain the works process and performance.
  • Proactively support our internal customers in line with the South West Water vision of Trusted, Responsible, Collaborative and Progressive.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and carry out works to the satisfaction of the maintenance delivery model and the operations team as required.
  • Conform and adhere at all times to current ISO, H & S systems, procedures and policies.
  • A willingness to undertake such training as is required to ensure continued improvement of technical skills and Health and Safety awareness is kept up to date.
  • Comply with all business rules relating to delivery of and feedback regarding all maintenance activity.
  • What we are looking for:


  • Essentials
  • 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) including Maths, English, and Science at grade C or above.
  • Time served apprenticeship supported by relevant formal qualifications e.g. City and Guilds, BTEC, ONC/HNC/HND
  • Compliant with current IEE Regs 18th Edition
  • A full UK driving license is required

  • Desirables
  • City & Guilds Inspect and Test 2391-10
  • Industrial/Commercial experience required
  • Experience with VSD’s, soft starts and motor control systems
  • Understanding of Wiring Diagrams
  • Knowledge of working with Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS)
  • Good working knowledge of LV systems (working with 415vac down to 24vac and dc control and indication)
  • 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:
  • 23 - 27 days' holiday allowance plus 8 bank holidays
  • Buy or sell annual leave to offer you extra flexibility
  • Opportunity to earn 13 additional days holiday through rota days
  • A company van
  • 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: Tuesday 4th June 2024

    If you are looking for a new challenge, please click apply now to be considered as our Industrial Electrician - 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:
     
    Be Rock Solid - Build trust and be trusted. Be the one we all look to and can depend on.
    Be You - We want you to bring your best everyday. Be yourself and make your mark in your individual way.
    Be the Future - Embrace change. Drive Progress. Own the challenge.

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