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Supervisor - Leakage Detection

Reporting to the Project Manager/Operations Manager, the Supervisor will be responsible for managing between eight and ten leakage teams in order to ensure the delivery of Leakage Reduction within the Thames Valley region.

This is a permanent role which offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits.

Main responsibilities for this role include:
• Ensuring that Health and Safety is maintained, upholding RPS Company Policy at all times
• Undertaking training and completing Risk Assessments and method statements when necessary
• Day to day management and supervision of a team of Leakage Technicians/Validation Engineers
• Assisting other Team Leaders and attending meetings on behalf of the Project Manager when required
• Ensuring leakage targets are achieved and performance is maintained
• Providing weekly performance reports, delivering team briefs and presenting information using PowerPoint
• Ensuring compliance with all RPS processes and procedures.
• Assuming responsibility for general admin tasks, i.e. timesheets, vehicle audits and client forms
• Forming and maintaining excellent working relationships with colleagues, other contractors and the client.

Candidates should possess the following skills and attributes:
• Good understanding and demonstrable working knowledge of computer software packages (Microsoft, GIS, and specific technical programs etc.)
• Ability to interpret and 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 and practical knowledge of carrying out valve operations on water networks.
• Working knowledge of leakage monitoring
• Ability to quickly learn new theories, techniques and working methods associated with duties and tasks
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable effective communication with internal and external colleagues, other technical specialists, consultants and senior internal and external managers
• Working knowledge of flow data capture techniques and methods
• Well organised with the ability to manage own workload and work to allocated deadlines.
• Ability to work well under pressure and to conflicting deadlines whilst maintaining attention to detail and high levels of standards
• Enjoys working as a team and has a flexible ‘can do’ attitude, possessing a co-operative attitude to working and giving and receiving help
• At least 2 years’ experience within a similar role would be advantageous
• NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) in Leakage Detection.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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