Leakage Engineer - Water Sector

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£21000 - £23000/annum plus benefits

Permanent (Full time)

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Role: Leakage Engineer (Water Sector)

Type: Full time

Duration: Permanent

Location: Wales (Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor and West Wales)

Salary: £21-£23k* plus benefits plus accommodation

*Depending on experience

The role

RPS is looking for a Leakage Engineer to join our Water Operations Division. Our team of Leakage Engineers are at the at the heart of our strategic priorities – to deliver great work for our clients by providing excellent customer service and executing complex operational tasks. Whether you are just starting out or taking the next step in your career, this position provides an opportunity for you to progress with RPS. With us, you’ll be working for one of the leading providers of leakage detection services in the UK. We have been supporting a variety of utility companies in their quest to meet their leakage management objectives since 1993 and we have a great opportunity for you to be part of our success in achieving this.

Key Responsibilities include;

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will ensure the delivery of leakage reduction by using your expertise to resolve complex operational issues that will include:

Detecting both proactive and reactive leaks on our clients’ network using a combination of methods

Assess, diagnose, and determine the most appropriate solution to reduce leakage and fully support the delivery of regulatory targets

Work to pinpoint leakage with a level of accuracy that delivers a great service for clients

Ensuring that Health and Safety is maintained

Achieving KPI targets and delivering leakage detection/reduction within DMA’s

Attending excavations requested by R&M to assist leak location

Undertaking training and completing risk assessments and method statements when necessary

Training and mentoring assistant leakage Technicians

Ensuring clients leakage targets are achieved and performance is maintained

Attending monthly team briefs and toolbox talks

Assuming responsibility for general admin tasks, . electronic timesheets submissions, weekly vehicle checks and defect reporting

Forming and maintaining excellent working relationships with colleagues, contractors and the client

Your skills and experience:

* At least 2 years’ experience working in a similar role and able to understand water network schematics and plans

* Good all-round knowledge of Water Network Hydraulics, Leakage Detection Techniques, Monitoring and reporting of Leakage Levels and other issues associated with the Clean Water Industry

* Good understanding of Leak Noise Correlators

* Knowledge of utility tracing, noise logging and step-testing planning/operation

* Experience of leakage monitoring – pressure/flow and flow data capture techniques and methods

* Ability to quickly learn new theories, techniques and working methods

* Good organisational and time management skills

* Able to work well under pressure and to conflicting deadlines whilst maintaining attention to detail and high levels of standards

* Team player, flexible, co-operative attitude to working and giving and receiving help and sharing knowledge

* Wants to solve problems

* Able to follow procedures and is compliant

* Committed to continued personal development

* Works accurately and follows best practice

* Great written and verbal communication skills

* Committed to following safe methods of working without question

* Customer focussed and able to build and maintain great working relationships

* Able to work quickly and accurately report on findings

* Flexible and adaptable with a can-do attitude

* Full UK driving licence

What training you will receive

RPS is committed to investing in you and your career development and progression so we don’t mind how much experience you have - we will train you on everything you will need to be successful in this role and beyond, which will include:

RPS induction

All role/task specific training and development

What we offer you

We will give you the opportunity to work with some of the best talent in this industry. We offer you a work environment that encourages collaboration and clever thinking – to drive solutions-based outputs that deliver sustainable benefit for our clients, their projects, and the environment. We also actively create global mobility opportunities for our talented people, enabling us to deliver interconnected sectors and services, and make RPS a great place to do great work.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 20 days holiday + bank holidays, Company pension scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and our brand new BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards.

About RPS

RPS is a leading global professional services firm with over 4,600 people. We benefit from the scale of business that allows us to work on large and/or exciting projects and, at the same time, we retain the local presence in our markets which fosters positive engagement with our clients. We define, design, and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

Our Approach

Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. Our behaviours define who we are. Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work. ‘Stronger Together’ is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace: ‘We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.’

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