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Trade Effluent Sampler - Belfast

Location Belfast
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £9.52 per hour
Published about 1 year ago
Start date ASAP
Contact email Coleen O'Hara
Job ref TES-L7-COH_1662791213

Job description

Job Title: Trade Effluent Sampler

Location: Portadown

Length: 3 Months with possible extension

The Client: NI Water

The Role: 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.


  • 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.

Hours of work: 42 hours including lunch breaks


  • 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/current regarding refresher training or medically fit medically fit to undertake mandatory elements of H&S training including street works, manual handling and confined space work. Please note that due to Health & Safety regulations there is a maximum weight limit of 120kgs (excluding equipment) for confined spaces work.
  • Competent in the use of computer and IT equipment.

In Return:

  • Rate of pay: £9.52 per hour

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.

If you are interested and available for this position, please upload your CV to the link or contact Coleen O'Hara -

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