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Mains Flushing Engineer - Water Utilities
Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester

Salary – up to £32,000 per annum
Benefits – 20 days annual leave, company pension, optional Share Incentive Plan membership.
Location - Severn Trent Water
Duration - Initial 4 month fixed term contract.

Reason for new role – An element of the Severn Trent Water is to provide water that is safe and clean to drink. One of the performance commitments to enable this to happen is to reduce the number of times customers contact Yorkshire Water about discoloration, taste and odour and illness. A key part of the strategy to achieve this is to undertake a mains flushing programme.

What will the new role involve? – The planning ,execution and feedback of mains flushing schemes. Each flushing scheme will be developed by a team of engineers. It will come in the form of a flushing pack and you will be required to fit turbidity loggers, check that all the assets are accessible, operable, plan a date and undertake the flushing operation. Samples will be required throughout the process and these will have to be checked and assessed on site to determine the turbidity and hence the success of the operation. There will be a specific feedback process.
There will be a suitable period of training and accreditation.

What knowledge, skills and attributes are required?
• Strong Health and Safety awareness.
• Good communication skills – both written and verbal.
• The ability to operate clean water valves and hydrants in a safe and predictable manner.
• The ability to deploy and download loggers.
• Competent in IT. Use of spreadsheets is essential.
• Knowledge of DOMS process and Water Quality.

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Our UK Water business employs around 1300 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.

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