Mobile Instrument Control & Automation Engineering Technician

Thames Water
£30000 - £32000 per annum
19 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Mobile Instrument Control & Automation Engineering Technician

What is the purpose of this role?

We are currently looking for an Instrument Control & Automation Engineering Technician to work for the UK's largest water and Sewerage Company on a permanent basis or temp to perm.

This field-based ICA Engineering Technician (Instrument, Control and Automation) will inspect, maintain, test or repair as appropriate, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and associated PLC's, instrumentation, control and automation equipment within our Strategic Pumping Stations.

The geographical area covered will be in Central Thames Valley

What will this role involve?

Installing, modifying and commissioning new plant equipment to relevant standards and to diagnose and repair faults on systems and plants. Pro-actively identifying and reporting follow on work or areas for enhancement.

Working in multi-disciplinary teams of civil, mechanical, process and electrical/ICA engineers.

Liaising and supervising contractors and suppliers where necessary.

Carrying out instrument, control and automation maintenance on a variety of clean or waste-water assets including planned maintenance and defect maintenance.

Delivering cost effective improvements to assets and systems.

Conducting your own risk assessments and create appropriate method statements when required to safely carry out maintenance activities.

Providing specialist technical advice where appropriate with up to date technical knowledge, and provide training support for technical trainees.

What skills are we looking for?

Do you have experience working with SCADA and related PLCs?

We are looking for someone with extensive experience of all 3 disciplines of instrumentation, control and automation.

Ideally you will be qualified to City and Guilds Part 2 or NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) in an electrical subject.

A good, practical understanding of operational plant and control systems is essential as well as an understanding of relay logic and PLCs which will include management and programming. The ideal candidate will have the ability to read and fault find from circuit diagrams as well as have previous experience of inverter drives.

We are looking for someone with experience of calibration and maintenance of front line instrumentation.

Due to the nature of the role a valid driving licence is essential and as the post will work across a number of sites in the region.

The work will require physical fitness; so you will need the ability to work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training.

Salary Details

We are offering a salary up to £32k, depending on experience and qualifications. Our excellent salary package includes a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, child care vouchers, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more. Participation in a 24/7 Out of Hours Standby rota (typically 1 week in 4) will be required after a suitable period of training and assessment, for which you will receive an additional payment.

All necessary equipment such as vehicle and tools will be provided