• Kirkwall
  • Kirkwall Airport
  • Stromness
  • North Ronaldsay
  • South Ronaldsay

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Water Operative

Water Operative

Scottish Water is committed to maintaining and improving customer service and water quality, whilst protecting and enhancing Scotland’s environment. To support the achievement of these commitments, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and self-motived Relief Water Operative in the island of North Ronaldsay (Orkney).

About the Role

As relief operator, you will be responsible for maintaining water quality to a high standard and for ensuring the delivery of a constant supply of wholesome water to our customers. Additional hours may also be required to cover holiday and training etc. The role will also include regulatory sampling and water networks duties. The successful candidate must be resident on the island.

Working at Scottish Water

We look after Scotland’s most precious natural resource. From source to tap, we’re trusted to keep our customers supplied with world class water and care for our environment every minute of every day.

We take employee engagement very seriously and have an inclusive and collaborative work environment where we value and respect people’s differences. We want all of our employees to feel as though they belong at Scottish Water by creating a positive employee experience which energises enables and engages our people. In 2019 we were recognised by The Times as a Top 50 Employer for Women and we won the Age Inclusion award at the Herald and GenAnalytics Diversity Awards, which reflects how we support our employees to thrive throughout all stages of their working lives. We have achieved the Carers Positive Exemplary Status, which recognises the supporting networks we provide for our employees who have caring responsibilities, and the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award which reflects our approach to supporting veterans, reservists and their families. Our memberships with Women on Boards, Stonewall and the Business Disability Forum also highlight our commitment to inclusion.

We aim for work to be an energising and fulfilling experience and everyone plays their part to ensure that Scottish Water is trusted to serve our customers and communities.

You will have access to a host of benefits which include 37 days holiday a year, a defined benefit pension scheme, a discounted medical cash plan and cycle to work, plus a variety of agile working arrangements and family-friendly policies designed to support your wellbeing.

The Main Duties of the Role

Water Treatment – To ensure, from source to tap, that water quality (WQ) is optimised to the highest standard and is always within the required parameters.

Water Networks – To ensure a constant supply of water to our customers, maintaining our networks and reacting to ensure any burst losses are kept to a minimum, while following robust WQ procedures to maintain quality.

Customer Service – To ensure customer issues are resolved in a timely manner, balancing the best outcome for the customer and Scottish Water.

Asset Management – To support the operational requirements of all water assets to achieve optimum water quality standards in accordance with environmental objectives and relevant legislation. To support and contribute to development and implementation of water quality targets, route cause analysis and environmental issues.

Processes and Procedures -To ensure 100% compliance with all Health and Safety and legislative requirements both for yourself, and any assets or contractors within your responsibility.

Essential Skills and Experience Required:

A proven track record in managing your own work to ensure targets and objectives are met and the confidence to work on your own, taking responsibility for delivering results.

The ability to plan and prioritise your work, whilst maintaining flexibility to accommodate changing priorities.

Experience or an understanding of working within a strong Health & Safety culture to ensure that all Health and Safety policies and procedures are adhered to.

Be a strong team player, who can work well with others to achieve common goals and have a willingness to learn from others.

Next Steps

Any offer of employment with Scottish Water will be subject to the successful completion of a mandatory pre-employment screening process, including Disclosure Scotland and eligibility to work in the UK. Details can be found on our website.

For more information about this role, please contact:

SWRecruitment@scottishwater.co.uk or to apply

The closing date for applications is 14th August 2020.

Direct applications won’t be considered. We are not in a position to accept CV notes of interest via email, it is an online application. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, all interviews will be carried out via video.

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