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Field Technician (Nightshift)
Edinburgh, Glasgow


Role Title: Field Technician (Nightshift)
The Company
RPS Group is a leading international multi-disciplinary consultancy, employing over 5,000 staff worldwide. We are quoted on the London Stock Exchange as a FTSE 250 company and a member of the FTSE4 Good index and a secure and stable business in uncertain times.

Our UK Water business employs around 1000 staff and has been providing services to the water industry since 1993. We work for all the UK water and sewerage companies and most of the water-only companies. Our services include Water Networks, Drainage, Software Solutions, Surveying, Design, Leakage Consultancy, Water Resources and Efficiency, Flood Risk and the Water Environment and Customer Service.
Role Summary:
Main responsibilities will include but are not limited to;
• Lead a two man operational flushing or cleanliness index team (usually working nights)
• Responsible to deliver nightly flushing or cleanliness index schedules and achieve targets
• Accountable for all variations to nightly schedule and to provide evidence of the requirement for change
• Identify continual improvement opportunities to ensure flushing and cleanliness index is delivered to the highest standard with minimal disruption to the water network and customers
• Conduct problem solving as required and come up with safe solutions
• Report directly to the flushing supervisor
• Direct management of second man
Additional requirements:
• Produce comprehensive daily update showing all activities carried out during shift
• Monitor impact of operational activity by programming and deploying pressure loggers at CMP prior to undertaking any work on the network
• Trouble shoot and resolve problems with pressure loggers to ensure flushing and cleanliness index activities are undertaken
• Identify and solve unforeseen issues on site safely and escalate to supervisor as required
• Attend office and site-based meetings as required
• Strict adherence to RPS Integrated Management System (Environmental, Quality and Health and Safety) during all activities
• Strict adherence to DOMS, NWH and CALM during all activities
• Liaise and provide information to customers as required to ensure customer satisfaction and minimal disruption
• Use Work Mobile (WM) / Fulcrum and report issues as appropriate
• Ensure working hours are strictly adhered to and night shift working window from 10pm to 6am is productive from start to finish to ensure targets are met
• Promote good working practices and identify opportunities for improvement
• Ensure good housekeeping of use of equipment (Vehicle, phones, tools etc.)
• Any additional duties as and when required
Essential Experience/Qualifications:

• Clean Driving Licence
• Previous involvement in Water Network Operations
• Must have the ability to coach individuals effectively
• Hold a valid EUSR National Water Hygiene Card
• Hold a valid EUSR DOMS (Distribution, Operations, Maintenance, Strategy) Card
• Hold a valid NRSWA Supervisor’s Card, including Unit 2 signing, lighting and guarding
• Possess good interpersonal and communication skills
• Willingness to work adaptable days/nights as required
• Be IT literate to include use of PDA


Desirable Experience/Qualifications:

• Geographical knowledge of Scotland
• Level 4 Diploma in Water Industry Operations (equivalent to Higher National Certificate (HNC) /Higher National Diploma (HND))
• Health & Safety Supervisory qualification such as SHEA or IOSH Managing Safely or SSMTS
• Plumbing experience

The shift pattern / working hours for this position are as follows:
• 4 nights per week
• Start on site 10pm – Finish on site 6am (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
• 32 hours per week – 40 hours paid (Nightshift hours paid at x1.25)
• Travel required to get to site to ensure full 8 hour shift on site
• Overtime paid at predefined rates taking travel time into account.




RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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