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Posted Date:  19-Jan-2023
Posting End Date:  02 - Feb - 2023
Location:  Derby
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Network Control
Salary (£):  £26,000

Flood Test Operative






Want to do the best work of your life? Playing your part in making a big difference to the environment and communities we serve. Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.



Our purpose is taking care of life’s essentials, but we’re also big on making a difference, not just because we should but because we care.



Which is why we are excited to announce a new opportunity to join our team on a 6 month secondment as a Flood Test Operative. You’ll be responsible for delivery of the potable tank flood testing programme and ensure all potable tanks receive the same level of care regardless of their purpose, size or location.



You’ll also monitor and maintain compliance with several stakeholders, complete flood tests to the required standard, highlighting all possible water risks.



Are you a Flood Test Operative who can drive continuous improvement and capture data accurately?



Well, if you are, please read on…






The key accountabilities of this role will include:



  • You’ll work with the Potable Tank Assurance Specialists, Tank Flood Testers and local Treatment Teams to deliver the annual flood test, inspection and cleaning programme. While ensuring remedial work flood testing is carried out safely and to the required standard.



  • Safeguarding the environment whilst carrying out remedial work, flood tests and cleans by ensuring that drainage of water and any repair products used do not cause damage to our assets, customer property or cause a breach of environmental regulations.



  • Proactively identifying gaps or blockers which could delay the programme and find solutions to these problems.



  • Seeking out innovations, both in terms of new products and new processes, to drive efficiency within the programme and further improve our water quality resilience.






Of course, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity, and a caring attitude in equal weight.



Apart from being a great fit for the team you’ll ideally have knowledge of working on Potable Water tanks and systems, strong stakeholder management, hold relevant health and safety, environmental and quality qualifications.



It would also be beneficial if you have an understanding of the water distribution systems and process and I.T literate.



As this role requires travel, you must hold a full UK Driving License.



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 employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.



And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity, who help us do just that.



We do more, because we care.






It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.  Here’s some of our favourites:


  • Salary paying up to £26,000



  • 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






Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.



To find out more about working with us, search #LifeatSevernTrent on social media.