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Team Leader - Leakage Detection (Belfast)

CONTRACT TYPE: Full time permanent
LOCATION: Northern Ireland
RESPONSIBLE TO: Delivery Manager
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Day to day management of leakage staff in Northern Ireland

Founded in 1970, RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 consultants and service providers. Located in 125 countries across all six continents we define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

We work across six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, resources, defence and government services. Our services span twelve clusters: project and programme; management; design and development; water services; environment; advisory and management consulting; exploration and development; planning and approvals; health, safety and risk; oceans and coastal; laboratories; training and communication and creative services.

We stand out for our clients by using deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand and by being easy to work with.

Job Objectives

Reporting to the Delivery manager, the Team Leader will manage up to 8 leakage teams in order to ensure the delivery of Leakage Reduction within the Northern Ireland Water area.

Main responsibilities for this role include:
• Ensuring Health and Safety is maintained, upholding RPS Company Policy at all times
• Attend weekly client meetings, delivering detailed information regarding completed and ongoing DMA’s, job repairs, night-line results and resolving any issues.
• Complete weekly/monthly reports for the client and delivery manager
• Track leakage repairs and monitor night-lines
• Maintain leakage teams KPI targets
• Maintaining own KPI’s against targets
• Managing teams whereabouts and day to day supervision
• Carrying out BEST observations.
• Carrying out defect audits and reports
• Undertaking training and completing Risk Assessments and Method Statements when necessary
• Assisting the delivery manager when required
• Ensuring leakage targets are achieved and leakage reduction is maintained
• Delivering toolbox/team briefs and presenting information using PowerPoint
• Assuming responsibility for general admin tasks, i.e. timesheets, vehicle audits and client forms
• Review vehicle, fuel, phone costs with a view to reduce costs and create efficiencies.
• Forming and maintaining excellent working relationships with colleagues, other contractors and the client.

Candidates should possess the following skills and attributes:

• Be located within the lot 3 region (South area)
• A proven track record of supervision and delivery and maintenance of performance management
• Good understanding and demonstrable working knowledge of computer software packages (Microsoft, GIS, and specific technical programs etc.)
• Ability to interpret and understand water network schematics and plans
• Good all-round knowledge of Water Network Hydraulics, Leakage Detection Techniques, Monitoring and reporting of Leakage Levels and other issues associated with the Clean Water Industry
• Working knowledge of leakage monitoring
• Ability to quickly learn new theories, techniques and working methods associated with duties and tasks
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable effective communication with internal and external colleagues, other technical specialists, consultants and senior internal and external managers
• Working knowledge of flow data capture techniques and methods
• Well organised with the ability to manage own workload and work to allocated deadlines.
• Ability to work well under pressure and to conflicting deadlines whilst maintaining attention to detail and high levels of standards
• Enjoys working as a team and has a flexible ‘can do’ attitude, possessing a co-operative attitude to working and giving and receiving help
• At least 3 years’ experience within a similar role would be advantageous
• NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in Leakage Control.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.