Posted Date:  16 Sep 2023
Posting End Date:  23/08/2023
Location:  Birmingham
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Water treatment
Salary (£):  £36,737

Maintenance Technician - Electrical


Hello, we’re Severn Trent and we think water is wonderful. Oh, we’re pretty keen on people too.


24 hours a day, 365 days a year we serve 4.8 million households and business across the heart of the UK. Each cuppa drank and every toilet flushed is only possible because of the 6,500 brilliant team members working across our patch.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality. We know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our customers and the communities where they live.


If you want to do more because you care, we’d love to talk to you. There really is something for everyone here.




Our Water Treatment team have a great opportunity for you to join as our new Maintenance Electrical Technician.


You will be reliable for the operation and maintenance of electrical/automation assets which are key to ensuring treatment plants and water distribution processes are operating efficiently whilst maintaining quality outputs. The role is pivotal in assisting the Water Treatment team to meet tough local and companywide targets around quality, continuous supply, and safety and cost control.
In the role of Maintenance Technician you will be expected utilise electrical knowledge and skills to maintain electrical plant to optimise equipment reliability, maintainability and asset/process performance. As a member of the team, you will be responsible for the reactive and proactive maintenance of electrical, instrumentation and automation across the area. 


A company van and fuel card will be provided along with all tools and specialist equipment required to carry out the role, We look to progress your technical skills to enable you to become an LV SAP along with all additional technical training. Here at Severn Trent we take pride in knowing we come to work each day and help make a difference.


Any additional technical training required will also be covered and great working hours too (Monday - Thursday 7.30am-3.30pm and Friday 7.30am-3pm). 


The successful candidate will participate in a 24/7 stand-by rota.


Some of your other key accountabilities will include:


•Maintaining industrial electrical equipment. Specifically, fault finding, installation and routine maintenance on the following industrial electrical equipment types:
•Motor Starters
•Variable Speed Drives
•Electrical control circuits (relays, contactors, timers etc.)

•Domestic electrical circuits (heating, lighting and plugs)
•Support the company’s drive to improve safety standards
•Responsible for ensuring all activities are performed in a safe and diligent manner to ensure regular feedback on issues arising before, during and following activities that are carried out

•Opportunity to train as an electrical Senior Authorised Person, LV (SAP)

•Willing to train for multiskilled instrument technician if not already qualified

•Experience with PLCs and ladder logic would be advantageous




We’re seeking our new Electrical Technician to have obtained a NVQ level 3 qualification in the related subject and have 18th Edition. Furthermore C&G 2391 Electrical Inspection and Testing would be advantageous. A full UK driving licence will be required for the role,


The right skills and experience are important. But if you have the right character, positivity, and a caring attitude we want to talk to you too.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We want people who show up and get involved. Those who are ready to be part of something bigger and who want to make a difference because they care. Is that you?




Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent, and we’ll reward you for it too. We have a range of benefits that recognise great work, and award-winning training to help you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the communities where we live.


With that in mind, here are just some of our favourite's perks that you’ll get being part of the Seven Trent family:


  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year) 
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £1,500 per annum based on company performance) 
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%) 
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate 
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’ 
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers 
  • Family friendly policies 
  • Two volunteering days per year




We can’t wait to hear from you.


Before you apply, you’ll need an updated copy of your CV and about five minutes to spare. If you’re not too sure about what you need to do, or have a question about the role before applying, please get in touch with our amazing team of recruiters at


And if your curiosity has peaked and you're wanting to find out even more, search #LifeAtSevernTrent on social media.


Ps. we’ll always let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date - so keep an eye on your phone and emails.