Senior Leakage Technician
Salary - £25,000 per annum + bonus
To ensure the effective and efficient management of the Service Provider's Operational area team for which the Senior Technician is responsible to deliver the services and achieve the annual Company Reported Leakage target.
- To manage the Service Provider's Operational area team to meet all performance targets.
- To co-ordinate staff, information and resources to enable prompt detection of leaks or consumption that affects the clients Leakage level.
- To ensure resource costs/hours are accurately captured and input to enable accurate monthly financial application.
- To review the targeting data and prioritise the leakage activities required, the method of approach and the deployment/allocation of field staff.
- To ensure team complies with H&S, HR, NRSWA, Environmental and QA procedures.
- To ensure sufficient labour/plant/transport/material resources are available to carry out both planned and reactive leak detection work in and out of hours.
- Ensure performance targets are met by the Distribution Team by challenging outstanding leaks and prioritisation of repairs.
- To liaise with MSF Service Provider and challenge repair performance delivery of outstanding leaks and the prioritisation of repairs.
- To undertake performance management of all leak detection staff (direct and indirect staff) to ensure service levels are met and to formulate plans for improvement.
- Ensure effective team working and liaison with client's staff.
- Ensure adherence with the client's procedures and to work with Leakage District Manager to continuously improve procedures.
- To ensure that data for which the Service Provider has responsibility is complete, accurate and consistent with Leakage Operational requirements for audit.
- Ensure all corporate systems are updated and maintained to reflect the current status of framework agreement activities.
- To ensure all members of the Service Provider's team are trained and qualified to perform their duties.
- Undertake reactive work in own operational area where applicable.
- Ensure all vehicles and plant are properly maintained and inspected to comply with all relevant legislation.
- Hold monthly briefings with staff and contractors, as directed by Area Manager.
- Assistance in DG2/DG3 Incidents and Emergency Events.
- Ensure that field staff on site are supported and audited in their awareness of procedures and technical competence.
- Perform regular inspections of vehicles, plant and equipment to ensure any defects are identified, reported and resolved.
- Monitor, intervene and instigate improvement plan for any staff who are failing to deliver the services including work output, quality of output and attendance.
- Coach direct reports to develop and improve.
- Escalate issues to Area Manager where applicable.
- To act as a Competent Person under the client's Safe Control of Operations Process (SCO): Certification of Competent Person in terms of same.
- To act as first line support to staff with issues and concerns.
- Minimum 3 years Leakage operational experience and 3 GCSE's including English.
- Must understand the workings of Distribution systems.
- Full driving licence required.
- Knowledge of regulatory requirements and procedures.
- Experience of running and motivating an Operational team.
- Good Line Management skills and performance management capability.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Good IT Skills & Leakage application/technology knowledge.
- Knowledge of work management and reporting systems e.g. Ellipse/Cognos.
- Ability to work to targets, to work under pressure and in emergency situations is essential.
- Must have drive and enthusiasm and the ability to coach staff effectively.
- Must hold valid EU Skills National Hygiene accreditation card.
- Required to be accredited for NRSWA (Supervisor) level.
- Good problem solving ability.
- Good organisational skills.
- Ability to represent the Service Provider and the client internally and externally. Extremely good customer facing skills is essential and GSS/SIM process awareness.
- Fully aware of H&S, HR, NRSWA, Environmental and QA policies and standards.