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Posted Date:  29-Jan-2023
Posting End Date:  14-Feb-2023
Location:  Leicestershire
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Waste water recycling
Salary (£):  £31,465 plus standby/call out payments

Maintenance Technician - Electrical




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.


Working within our Waste Recycling department, you have the chance to join the team as an Electrical Maintenance Technician. This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled industrial/utilities engineer to work within our Waste Recycling team across the Leicestershire area.


The team at Severn Trent looks after our wastewater pumping and treatment facilities ensuring our wastewater sites stay compliant. As an electrical maintenance technician, you will maintain, repair, and calibrate electrical, mechanical and instrumentation plant to help keep the end-to-end process running, both reliably and efficiently.


As part of this role you’ll carry out duties which include fault finding, investigation, repair, routine planned maintenance, and optimisation of various types of electrical assets on voltage systems up to 415v.


You’ll support the company’s drive to continually improve safety standards as you’ll be responsible for ensuring all activities are performed in a safe and diligent manner as well as providing regular feedback on issues arising before, during and following activities that are carried out.

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.

Sound like you? Then read on.





In this role you’ll help with preventive maintenance working techniques and practices and be able to bring significant experience of working with industrial equipment (electrical motors, VSD’s, Panels and components). You’ll be working with I.T systems and dealing with Instrumentation/PLC. 




To be a success in this role, along with your experience we will be looking for you 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.


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:


  • Great opportunity to become multi-skilled (increase on base salary)
  • 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