Posted Date:  17 May 2024
Posting End Date:  26/05/2024
Location:  Derby
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Developer Services
Salary (£):  up to £38,490.00

Mobile Vehicle Technician


When people think of Severn Trent, they immediately think of water and waste – and that's only natural – it's our bread and butter after all… but very few would ever think to describe us as a logistics company.  



In fact, our Transport team currently repair and maintain a fleet of over 3000 vehicles! From company cars to water tankers, we ensure that Severn Trent can safely transport equipment, valuable resources and our teams around safely and efficiently from A to B, day in day out. 



We're looking for a Mobile Vehicle Technician with plant experience to join our busy servicing team, working Monday – Friday, based in Derby out of our Raynesway site. You’ll be working mobile for most of the time with the use of our fully equipped company van during work hours.  



Not only will we give you more flexibility compared to other companies, we’ll also continuously help you develop your career by providing you with training courses and relevant qualifications to improve your skills and knowledge.  We also offer some fantastic employee benefits and job security, more on this later!



This is a great opportunity for a Technician looking for a varied role, where you'll use your mechanical knowledge to find faults, maintain service levels, and repair vehicles in the broad and varied Severn Trent Water Fleet of over 3,000 vehicles (this can include cars, light and heavy commercial vehicles and mobile plant).  Don’t worry if you don’t have the experience or qualifications to work on them all just yet, we will support you in your training and development to get you there should this be required in the role.



Get to know some of our team and why they think Severn Trent is a great place to work!






Responsibilities include:

  • Servicing and maintaining a diverse range of company vehicles and plant to a high standard, making sure STW and manufacturer guidelines are followed and attend to unscheduled maintenance and emergency work as required.
  • Preparing and presenting company vehicles for annual testing to required standards, while inputting all key job information daily into a fleet management system.
  • You’ll be customer focused, working productively to minimise vehicle downtime.



We believe it’s essential that we take bold steps to reduce our impact on the environment, so one of our Triple Pledge commitments is that by 2030 we will have 100% electric vehicles, availability of vehicles permitting.  Any new cars or small vans we buy from now on will be electric, and we expect suitable larger vans to become available in the next few years.   Based on today’s outlook, electric HGV and tanker options may not be available by 2030, so we are working with electric vehicle suppliers to try and speed up this process, and we are exploring other low-carbon options such as hydrogen and biogas.  



Our other 2 commitments are to have net zero carbon emissions across the business and 100% of our power to come from renewable sources by 2030.   It’s an exciting time to join us on this journey as we reduce our carbon footprint to help combat climate change.  



You’ll be typically working a 37 hour week, Monday to Friday (hours ranging between 7.30am – 5.30pm) and while there may be overtime required, this is optional and we will compensate you for your extra time!






You’ll have experience of Fleet Maintenance and have completed a recognised Apprenticeship with City & Guilds qualifications or NVQ equivalent in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Level 2 and above) and have Plant experience. Driving will be part of the role so a full manual driving licence is required.  Any HGV experience or qualifications would be a bonus but isn’t essential.



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 involve. 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. 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:  

  • Competitive salary up to £38,490 plus O/T and bonus
  • 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, which is subject to eligibility) 
  • 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 paid 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. We’ll always let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date too - so keep an eye on your phone and emails.



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