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Posted Date:  17-Mar-2023
Posting End Date:  26- Jan- 2023
Location:  Warwickshire
Company:  Severn Trent Water Limited
Department:  Water Network Ops
Salary (£):  £29.305.04

Large Diameter Main Technician


Did you know the length of Severn Trent’s water main pipes would wrap around the world just over once? Well, now you do.



It’s a big network, and a big responsibility. Every day 8 million people from Scunthorpe to Stroud rely on us to bring them clean water at the turn of a tap and take away their waste in one flush.



From planning, to digging, to inspecting 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. 








Working within our forward-thinking Strategic Networks department, you have the chance to join the team as a Large Diameter mains Technicians where you’ll be responsible for the operation and maintenance of Severn Trent’s Water Network assets with the end goal of delivering a continuous supply of potable water to our customers through our infrastructure.


Some of the daily activities you’ll be involved in include ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­looking after River Severn aqueduct and critical assets on strategic network, the inspection, improvement, maintenance, and repair of our assets. You’ll also provide specialist leakage detection services, liaise with other departments and work along side our contact partners in order to provide and excellent service to our customers by resolving any of their issues at the point of contact.


Plus, as our new Large Diameter mains Technician you will be assisting with any isolations needed on the Trunk Main Network and you’ll support our Direct Trunk Main Operatives!


So, if you’re looking for a role which allows you to get out and about, think on your feet and put the needs of our customers first, this is the role for you!





  • You will carry out a wide variety of tasks on the Trunk Main network. Work for the technician is scheduled by priority on potential risk to supply matrix and information and job details are sent via the laptop.
  • The role requires the technician to carry out maintenance and repairs on ancillary assets whereby they will be required to sign off asset as “serviceable” once the service to asset is complete. You’ll also be able to effectively assess the location of future repair and maintenance work by colleagues, in order that the correct arrangements can be made for “right first time” repairs.
  • You’ll get to deliver excellent customer service in accordance with the Companies policies and standards with an aim to deliver the job right first time & exhibit the right behaviors and responsibilities described in the behaviors model and to support the continual improvement, in order to provide our customers the best experience!
  • You will carry out distribution operational activities on site e.g. Flushing and cleansing of water mains, pressure, flow and disinfection management, disinfection of water mains, tracing mains and apparatus, customer / landowner liaison, valve operations and valving for interruptions to supply. These operations will include both simple / low risk and complex / high risk valve operations but constrained to the Trunk Main Network.
  • Be specialist in activities for the company such as valve release, valve repair and under pressure valve injection / repacking. The role will also undertake the full range of duties involved in delivering an effective leakage detection service on our Trunk Mains outside of the DMA.




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 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: 


  • Salary £29.305.04
  • 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 do reach out to 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!