Leakage Technician

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £12.94 per hour
Published about 2 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Orlaith Fogarty
Job ref LTNIW_1656352061

Job description

Leakage Technician

Leakage Technician required for a large public sector organisation based through Northern Ireland Water.

Salary: £12.94

Location: Bretland - Belfast

Hours: 37 hours per week

Duration: Now - end of Dec 22


To carry out field based leakage detection and unaccounted water investigations within Northern Ireland Water's water network and contribute to achieving regulatory and corporate leakage reduction targets.


Field Activities

  • Form an integral element of the Leakage Services Team.
  • Investigate and resolve high DMA night flows through the utilisation of advanced leak detection and water audit skills
  • Undertake leakage detection and location activity using acoustic sounding and correlation techniques, including the use of advanced correlating acoustic loggers.
  • Undertake acoustic logger surveys, including data analysis, and follow-up leakage detection to resolve DMA leakage
  • Undertake complex step test activity including the design, planning and valve operations to quantify and localise areas of demand and/or leakage.
  • Undertake pressure zero activity including the design, planning and valve operations to prove DMA integrity.
  • Undertake DMA boundary valve checks and contribute to the effective management/maintenance of DMAs.
  • Undertake pressure logging operations including setup, installation, retrieval, download and data analysis.
  • Assess PRV performance and take action where appropriate.
  • Undertake flow logging operations including set up, installation, retrieval, download and data analysis
  • Undertake accuracy checks on flow meters and logging equipment through survey and flow tests.
  • Undertake noise logging activities and data analysis
  • Identify potential and confirm actual night usage by customers
  • Liaison with MWM Work Controllers to ensure effective use of own resource
  • Ensure compliance with Health & Safety, EMS and quality requirements
  • Be a point of contact as appropriate when L5 Field Manager is absent
  • Undertake Leakage Technician duties in other Field Manager areas as per business requirements
  • Participate in night as well as day working duties as required by the role and the need to achieve business objectives

Customer Activities

  • Undertake complex customer side leakage investigation and determine follow-on action to be taken
  • Liaison with customers in relation to both complex leakage and pressure activities
  • Inform customers of actions to be taken
  • Collect all relevant information in relation to customers to allow leakage notice

procedure or other relevant procedure to be applied

Business Activities

  • Address issues from the plan/do/review process to enhance functional compliance and performance.
  • Ensure that key processes are uniformly followed, maintained and improved, where appropriate, through strategic plan/do/review activities.
  • Assist in business improvement across all areas of responsibility particularly those that affect delivery of KPI's.
  • Assist with the adjustment of functional rules to meet operational needs (in line with area and field manager targets)
  • Promote opportunities to improve general working practices
  • Understand the importance of budget management and comply with financial guidance given by the Field Manager, including the need to make efficiencies.
  • Comply with the setting of performance objectives and development plans.
  • Liaise and collaborate across business functions and with external contractors / external stakeholders as required.

Essential criteria

  • Two years' experience in a Leakage Detection or Networks Water environment
  • Excellent understanding of detection techniques, DMA maintenance & management
  • Competent in the use of leakage detection equipment
  • An excellent understanding of networks distribution systems
  • Fully trained or currently requiring refresher training, medically fit to undertake
  • mandatory elements of H&S training including streetworks, manual handling and
  • confined space work. (Please note that due to Health & Safety regulations there is a
  • maximum weight limit of 120kgs, for confined spaces work)
  • Competent in the use of computer and IT equipment.
  • A current valid driving license to enable you to fulfil your responsibilities
  • A requirement to carry out planned and unplanned overtime as required to fulfil the
  • needs of the role
  • Potential employees must have a permanent residence within 25 miles travelling
  • distance by public road to the geographical location of Bretland House, Duncrue Street,
  • Belfast BT3 9JS as measured by RAC Route Planner from full postcode to full postcode
  • via the 'shortest route' selection on the website. This is to enable NI Water to meet the
  • its key customer service requirements and deliver effective services to customers,
  • particularly in respect of the need to respond promptly to out of hours emergencies


If you are interested and available for this position, please upload your CV to the link or contact Orlaith Fogarty.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level.

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