Share this Job
Posted Date:  05-Feb-2023
Posting End Date:  06-Feb-2023
Location:  Cambridgeshire
Company:  Severn Trent Services Operations UK Limited
Department:  Water Services Contracts
Salary (£):  £24,000 - £28,000

R & M Operative - Base Salary up to £28,000 (Average earnings of circa £35,000)



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.  


Are you looking for an opportunity to work for a fast moving, rapidly growing, inclusive water company? We have multiple Ganger vacancies spanning the if you've always wanted to join the water industry, but didn't know where to's the opportunity you've been waiting for! 




This opportunity sits within our Severn Trent Services business, a commercial arm of the Severn Trent Group. Severn Trent Services provide water and waste services to companies nationwide, including the MoD and The Coal Authority.


As a Ganger, you will be installing and maintaining water pipes and the associated fittings on our customer’s sites. You will be a part of a two-man team and complete the work up to the highest quality and health and safety standards.


In this role you will be able to start work from home and travel across your allocated region (East Anglia/Home Counties) on a daily basis, therefore it's imperative you live in this region. 


Some of your key accountabilities will be:


  • Install / repair and maintain water pipes and associated fittings as per Work Order instruction / job pack meeting relevant quality and productivity standards
  • Maintain level of professional expertise to ensure ability is held to install/repair/maintain a wide range of makes, types and complexities of water mains, services and associated equipment.
  • To maintain a tidy vehicle both internally and externally and report any faults to relevant line manager
  • Exercise judgments on materials used to ensure the appropriate and safe repair is balanced with the requirement to maximize cost effectiveness. Provide full feedback on work undertaken to Head Office daily.  
  • Provide high level of customer service to maintain customer expectations of quality service provision.
  • Participate in ’24 hour reactive standby rota to assist company in maintaining service provision to its customers.




Whilst there are no formal qualifications required for this role, we’re looking for people who are keen to learn about water mains servicing, water fitting installation and repair. It would be helpful if you had some knowledge of Health and Safety and risk assessments. However, as the role requires daily travel, a full UK driving licence is an absolute necessity. 


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.  

We want people who show up and roll their sleeves up. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you really care, you’ll go above and beyond. When you really care you don’t just talk about it, you do more.  


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:  


  • Base salary between £24,000 - £28,000 with average earnings of circa £35,000 (base salary, standby, call out, overtime/weekends payments)
  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 15% of your annual salary, based on company performance & eligibility)
  • Company Vehicle Provided
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)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.