Repair & Maintenance Operative- FTC 18 Months

Severn Trent Water
£22,000 per annum
12 Aug 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Repair & Maintenence Operative - Severn Trent Water

Location: Staverton (Gloucestershire) or Edgbaston (Birmingham), please state on application

Salary: up to £25K

About the Role

The Distribution Service Delivery team are responsible for the operation and maintenance of Severn Trent's underground water network. This includes the inspection, improvement and repair of our assets. Our team is dedicated to deliver a continuous supply of potable water to our customers' through our infrastructure. This is all underpinned by the Distribution vision statement: "Great people working in a safe, Proactive operation and maintenance Organisation. Delivering excellent customer service at least cost."

The role of a Distribution Operative is to provide an effective installation, repair and maintenance service on the Company's infrastructure assets - pipes & ancillary fittings. They will seek to respond to and resolve any issue raised by a customer or member of the public. The role will involve liaison with other departments and work with our Contract Partners to delivery effective installation, repair and maintenance services.

About You

With significant experience and training in a similar utility-based industry, the successful candidate will also possess IT skills, and be computer literate. Previous experience in a problem solving role where repairs are carried out is essential, as it experience in working in a customer facing role. Knowledge of the water distribution network is desirable although not essential.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to explain complicated technical messages in a simple way. Furthermore problem solving skills and the ability to investigate problems and interpret findings clearly are key qualities in being successful in this position. Also required is the ability to work well as part of a team, whilst also being able to work along using your own initiative.

About Us

Severn Trent's 8 million customers know that whatever the weather, whenever they turn on their taps, we'll deliver high quality drinking water. Behind this 24-7 achievement is our strong Water team. They manage hundreds of river and reservoir systems, and 16 surface water treatment works to treat 1900 million litres of water every day, delivered through our 46,000 km network of water mains.


Be part of the future of our company. In return, we offer some excellent rewards including 25 days holiday, Life Assurance, Pension with a company contribution of twice your personal contribution rate up to a maximum of 15%, Sharesave Scheme as well as Flexible benefits such as buying/selling holiday and discounted retail vouchers at competitive rates plus a performance reward scheme that lets you earn a great bonus if we do a truly awesome job meeting all our targets.

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