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Best Practice Leakage Champion

CONTRACT TYPE: Full time permanent
LOCATION: Northern Ireland/ROI
RESPONSIBLE TO: Delivery/Operations Manager
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Training and mentoring of all leakage staff in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

Founded in 1970, RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 consultants and service providers. Located in 125 countries across all six continents we define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

We work across six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, resources, defence and government services. Our services span twelve clusters: project and programme; management; design and development; water services; environment; advisory and management consulting; exploration and development; planning and approvals; health, safety and risk; oceans and coastal; laboratories; training and communication and creative services.

We stand out for our clients by using deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand and by being easy to work with.

Reporting to the Operations/Delivery Manager, the best practise leakage champion will be responsible for the training and mentoring of all leakage staff, ensuring the use of all best practise leakage methods are used and helping in delivery of Leakage Reduction and performance within Northern Ireland Water.

Main responsibilities for this role include:

• Ensuring that Health and Safety is maintained, upholding RPS Company Policy at all times
• Undertaking BEST observations
• Completing and assessing all leakage staff
• Undertaking training and completing detailed individual training matrix/plans
• Ensuring the regional training matrix is updated and reported as per the clients/RPS expectations
• Assessing and ensuring good leakage practise is adhered to at all times
• Ensuring all staff maintain and achieve their KPI’s/targets
• Work closely with under achieving staff 2-3 days per week to ensure targets are achieved and maintained.
• Ensuring training targets are achieved and records updated.
• Providing weekly training trackers on all leakage training and developing training plans for each Technician/Engineer, delivering and presenting information using PowerPoint
• Attending client meetings when required
• Trialling new equipment and producing detailed reports
• Forming and maintaining excellent working relationships with colleagues, other contractors and the client.


• 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 to an high standard
• A very 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
• Excellent working knowledge of leakage monitoring
• Ability to quickly learn new theories, techniques and working methods associated with duties and tasks and deliver to leakage staff
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable effective communication with internal and external colleagues, other technical specialists, consultants and senior internal and external managers
• 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 4-6 years’ experience within a similar role would be advantageous
• A track record of training and classroom delivery
• Train the trainer qualification or equivalent

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.