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Flushing Design Engineer – Water Quality

Salary: Range £20,000 to £24,000 per annum
Benefits: 20 days annual leave, company pension, optional Share Incentive Plan membership
Location: Bradford
Contract type: Permanent
Start date: February 2018
Closing date for applications: Friday 16th February 2018

Here at RPS, we have a fantastic opportunity for two Flushing Design Engineers to join us working in our client’s offices in Bradford. The roles will form part of the Distribution Maintenance Team which is responsible for the investigation and delivery of planned DOMS flushing throughout the Yorkshire region. The team's primary objective is to assist in the reduction of the number of water quality contacts received to come under the annual target figure of 6,108. The programme is well established and proving beneficial and so now requires additional engineering support.

These posts would ideally suit a recent graduate who is ambitious and wishing to start their career in the utility services or asset management industry.

Role Responsibilities: Main responsibilities will include but is not limited to;

• Undertaking detailed investigations and formulating DOMS plans and timetables for the strategic flushing of distribution mains within DMA's;
• Amending schematic/timetable when unforeseen issues arise i.e. highlighted fittings not available on the network;
• Processing data to calculate thickness of turbidity material removed per flush;
• Tabulating DMA finish date, calculating volume of water used and informing relevant parties accordingly;
• Utilising modelling software to accurately determine impact of planned flushing activity through desired flow/duration of works required to achieve optimal performance and risk mitigation.

Some travel maybe required; therefore a full driving licence is essential.

We are looking for an individual with the following attributes:

• Excellent data analysis and manipulation skills;
• Good communication skills – both written and verbal;
• Good IT skills - Excel essential;
• Strong Health and Safety awareness;
• An understanding of the operation principles of water hydraulics;
• Pragmatic approach and the ability to amend planned activities at short notice.

• Knowledge of DOMS process and Water Quality;
• Knowledge of serviceability measures and water company’s performance commitments;
• A knowledge of hydraulic modelling.

Training will be provided on local corporate reporting software and guidance on existing processes will be supported by experienced engineers currently engaged on the work.

If you are interested in this vacancy, feel that you match the skills required and have the drive to be successful, we invite you to apply.

RPS Group is a leading multi-disciplinary consultancy, employing over 5,000 staff worldwide. We are quoted on the London Stock Exchange as a FTSE 250 company, a member of the FTSE4 Good index and a secure and stable business in uncertain times.

We have the expertise to support clients across a range of different sectors and services and are acknowledged as experts in energy, transport, planning, water, waste, design and environmental consultancy.

Our UK Water business employs over 1000 staff and has been providing services to the water industry since 1993. We work for all the UK water and sewerage companies and most of the water-only companies. Our services include Water Networks, Drainage, Software Solutions, Surveying, Design, Leakage Consultancy, Water Resources and Efficiency, Flood Risk and the Water Environment and Customer Service. We have a reputation for meeting the challenges posed by large, complex projects and for conducting business in an open and responsible manner. Our strategy seeks to ensure continuous improvement in the range and quality of the services that we provide and the delivery of tangible results for our clients.

RPS is an Equal Opportunities employer.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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