Job Title: Trade Effluent Sampler
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
- 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
- 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.
- 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 - email@example.com
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