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Water Leakage Technician | Proftech

Water Leakage Technician


Reference #: 894120_1562755815
Location: Oxfordshire
Salary: £23000 - £27000
Sector: Technical & Engineering
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 10/07/2019

Water Network Technician

-Oxfordshire/North Wiltshire/Gloucestershire £22,000 - £27,000 a year - Permanent

Based - RAF Brize Norton

£23,000 - £26,000 a year

Our client are a private utilities company providing water and wastewater services to 1000+ MoD establishments across England and Wales under a 25-year private finance initiative agreement. Our operations are run from eight base locations across the contract area, with a head office in South Yorkshire. With ambitious plans to grow into an expanding marketplace, we are looking for individuals with the skills and enthusiasm to join our field team.

As well as a competitive salary, this role attracts:

  • An achievable annual performance bonus of up to £1500
  • 25 days Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Your birthday off every year as an extra paid day off
  • Healthcare benefitsP


The purpose of the role is to reduce water leakage and increase consumption across the MOD package this includes duties such as leakage detection, metering, meter reading, data logging, valve operations, network zoning/optimisation and maintaining water quality. Responsible for ensuring both planned and reactive work is completed correctly to meet contractual, legal and internal requirements. To be accountable for water usage patterns on MOD sites: to find and measure 'unaccounted for water'; identify all consumption and manage all data acquisition activities for measurement. Ensure that Crown Fire Standards are complied with across all MOD Sites in Region.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Understand water usage patterns on site and identity when the Measurement Arrangements or the measurement of Water into Supply is not in accordance with agreed methodologies.
  • Undertake leakage detection surveys of the sites using a variety of techniques (listening, correlation, step testing, acoustic logging etc)
  • Install and maintain flow and pressure data logging equipment including fault finding.
  • Trial and test new leakage detection equipment and techniques.
  • Ensure all relevant site data is captured (ie, network changes, metering information, records of step tests, surveys etc), recorded and provided to the wider team to allow; the provision of auditable data trails to the MOD; and SUC updates.
  • Review, maintain and optimise installed pressure management equipment.
  • Undertake fire hydrant testing and inspection programmes of work
  • Install and maintain flow data logging equipment including fault finding
  • Downloading data streams in accordance with the data capture schedules
  • Identify and report meter reading & logging discrepancies and anomalies
  • Identify and report defects to flow measurement equipment and carry out basic and minor repairs
  • Identify and measure all Out of Scope/Consumption volumes following agreed methodology
  • Assist in the resolution of routine and complex measurement queries
  • Role model health and safety behaviour and contribute to the creation of a health and safety culture across the company
  • Actively contribute to company to support the delivery of the annual Business Plan

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Technical expertise in the detection of leaks and night-use surveys including the installation and downloading of flow and pressure loggers and the maintenance and optimisation of pressure management systems
  • Technical expertise in the testing and inspection of fire hydrants
  • Problem solving coupled with the ability to innovate and adapt
  • Ability to set up and configure loggers (pressure & flow)
  • Competent numeracy and IT skills
  • Commercial awareness, the ability to consider the commercial consequences of decision making.
  • Organisational skills, the ability to meet target and deadlines
  • Trained in valve operations and network management
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to deal directly with customers in a face to face environment.
  • Problem solving skills with the ability to investigate problems and interpret findings clearly
  • Ability to make decisions and assess work based on risk and impact.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team but also independently using own initiative
  • A good understanding of clean water networks and the hydraulics of systems
  • IT literate - i.e. e-mail, Microsoft Word & Excel, web based company systems
  • Ability to work unsupervised in all weather conditions utilizing correct PPE, lone worker system & safe working practices
  • Physically fit to lift and move materials, plant and tools with the ability to lift manhole lids and covers safely
  • Ability to dynamically risk assess site access & working conditions
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues in person and by telephone or understand communications & instructions in person, by telephone and in writing.
  • Ability to obtain Security Clearance which involves a Criminal Record Check and a full MoD Security Application and associated verification processes. Please note you must have been a resident of the UK for the past 5 years to obtain security clearance.


  • Experience with the MoD
  • Ability to exchange concentric or in-line water meters
  • CSCS accredited
  • Working at Height Trained
  • Confined Spaces Trained
  • Asbestos Awareness Trained

Salary: £22,000.00 to £26,000.00 /year

Licence:Full Driving Licence (Required)

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