We offer our ever-growing list of clients professional project management services and believe we are leaders in the industry in providing expert knowledge on clean water asset services for London and the South East. As a growing business we pride ourselves in our positive and supportive culture whereby our staff are truly valued. Every day Veriflo brings new challenges and no day is the same.

With our dedicated training and development team on hand, we provide continuous development for those at all levels who are determined to reach their personal professional goals.

Veriflo are industry experts in providing bespoke services for optimization and risk-mitigation on the clean water networks across the UK. Working with industry leaders and national engineering developments such as Thames Water Utilities, Tideway London, Morrisons Utility Services, Crowders Consulting, SMB-JV and the Agility Alliance amongst others. Veriflo provides services in water quality controls, statutory outages, network operations and strategic optimisation.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER

Description of the role:

This is a developmental role enabling the post holder to gain the knowledge and experience required to become a competent Network Engineer. Through on the job training and mentoring from our team of expert Network Engineers and Project Managers the post holder will support our business and its project operations. The following describes what is to be expected from this role:

  •  Through daily interactions with both field and office teams, the Assistant Engineer will gain a comprehensive understanding of the water network, constructing asset investigations packs and use GIS mapping tools.
  • The understanding of technical knowledge will be accelerated as the Assistant Engineer supports the field team, answers queries, including running and extending traces.
  • Gain a strong knowledge of geographical areas in and around the M25, in order to cross reference with other sources of info, such as schematics, Google Streetview and mapping sources to produce detailed work packs. A key skill to be developed initially will be locating water assets via our client’s GIS tools.

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DESCRIPTION OF THE ROLE CONTINUED:

  • Become proficient using our job management software to schedule work for field teams.
  • Track progress, download reports, create follow-on work and maintain progress tracking reports.
  • The Assistant Engineer will develop a deeper understanding of the work being produced so that, in time, the post holder can support the production of method statements and contingency plans, building towards planning work without supervision.
  • Progress issues that require traffic management
  • Develop, and grow, a solid working relationship with the Network Engineer, to have a detailed understanding of their role, to enable an ever growing level of support.
  • Produce ‘client ready’ reports.
  • Take a proactive interest in becoming proficient with all company software packages, such as; Jobwatch, iAuditor, Staysafe, MCM and DropBox.
  • Have a keen attention to detail when tracking work progress and hours spent on projects.
  • Be comfortable discussing live work on the phone with the field team, as well as relaying any progress to the client
  • Ensure all Health & Safety issues; Accidents, environmental incidents, near misses, traffic accidents and incidents

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION:

Personal attributes we are looking for in a candidate are:

  • Consistent, reliable and health and safety consciousness
  • A proven track record of owning or leading tasks and activities
  • A drive to see jobs through to a resolution
  • Willing to work flexibly, including day and night shifts as required
  • A methodical, measured approach to your work
  • An eagerness to work collaboratively with all those in the team, field and office
  • A strong ability to communicate effectively.

EXPERIENCE:

Significant and relevant experience in leading clean water network operations and activities including:

  • Practical industry or utility knowledge, and have an aspiration to take this further within the water industry
  • Some field based operational experience such as a clean water technician
  • Strong IT and mathematical analysis
  • Strong ability to communicate well across all forms.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Skills and qualification including the following:

  • Valve Operations including CALM Networks
  • NRSWA Signing, Lighting and Guarding (Streetworks)
  • EUSR Water Hygiene (Blue Card) and SHEA Water (desirable)
  • Full UK driving license

THE PACKAGE:

Salary: Competitive and dependent on experience, plus pension and overtime

Working Hours: Monday to Friday, minimum 40 hours per week including door to door travel

Holiday: 28 days per annum incl. UK bank holiday, long service holiday enhancement

Company Events: Summer and Winter social & team building activities

Discounted food when working from head office.

Free parking

Mandatory Requirements

Ensure all work is undertaken in accordance with operational standards, health and safety requirements, water quality standards, contract conditions, plan specifications, quality management system, legislation, other rules and regulations, and the companies best practice procedures.

For full details of this role please apply or contact Kelly at kgrayland@veriflo.co.uk

EXPERIENCED NETWORK ENGINEER

Description of the role:

This is a varied and primarily office-based technical role located in our Kent Head Quarters. The Network Engineer will be responsible for supporting the project management team to deliver key projects and contracts by providing specialist clean water knowledge of hydraulic principles and network modelling to the team.

This role would be ideally suited to a candidate who is able to troubleshoot network issues, spot anomalies and take ownership of resolutions and deliver actions when considering the project objectives.

There will be some need to undertake field-based activities and lead on complex network operations as well as overseeing and auditing the field teams daily tasks.

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DESCRIPTION OF THE ROLE CONTINUED:

Providing an asset management approach to network operability and performance, you will:

  • Propose and support the development of pressure and flow management schemes and be able to present a cost benefit analysis of asset management schemes to the client
  • Review and analyse available sources of data to provide a concise and clear summary of findings, propose further investigations and solutions.
  • Using GIS for clean water network mapping and tracing applications – understand and identify asset information, tracing of mains, DMA, PTW info layer, identifying customer impact.
  • Identifying anomalies within GIS, analyzing information and providing a logical solution to identifying and designing asset management solutions.
  • Lead on the interrogation and analysis of logged data and use of metering software.
  • Monitor and report on missing and broken assets within the network ensuring they are ‘client ready’ to asses criticality.
  • Creating comprehensive standard and complex risk mitigation plans and method statements (Permit to works) for review by the Senior team. Adhering primarily to TW corporate WN23 Standards.
  • Liaise directly in person or via conference call with external stakeholders and clients including TW Engineers / OMC, suppliers and subcontractors.
  • The primary liaison between Project Managers and the Support team to ensure efficiency, productivity and shared knowledge across all Veriflo teams.
  • Assist in optimizing the use of the field resource to deliver all work in line with key dates, prioritizing where necessary
  • Create and track project paperwork, ensuring all briefings have been conducted and the project is HSEQ compliant according to the Veriflo company standards.
  • Track hours, project completions and collate all relevant information to deliver a client ready comprehensive activity summary report and de-briefing document.
  • Conduct routine field and office audits (according to the companies quality assurance schedule) to ensure competency in the field, health and safety, and quality compliance.
  • As an active member of the Health and Safety committee you will attend the quarterly meeting and take responsibility for delivering actions.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION:

Personal attributes we are looking for in a candidate are:

  • The ideal candidate will possess practical industry knowledge and hands on experience with the clean water network.
  • You will have confidence in your analysis based expertise and will relish the opportunity to improve the water network, spotting anomalies and delivery solutions.
  • You will be relied upon to complete tasks and launch alternative field operation activities to a high standard.
  • You will take ownership and be accountable for all tasks and activities assigned to you and will evolve the role into your own by prioritising a consistently fluctuating workload.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILSS:

Significant and relevant experience in leading clean water network operations and activities including:

  • An understanding of the distribution and trunk main network operating principles
  • An understanding of hydraulic analysis using hydraulic modelling software
  • Knowledge of DMA design and optimisation is desirable
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years clean water industry experience

QUALIFICATIONS:

Skills and qualification include the following:

  • NRSWA Signing, Lighting and Guarding (Streetworks)
  • SHEA and EUSR Water Hygiene (Blue card)
  • Valve Operations including CALM Networks
  • Full UK driving license

Gaps in qualifications can be provided for the right candidate

THE PACKAGE:

 Salary:                                Competitive and dependent on experience, plus pension and overtime

Working Hours:                  Monday to Friday, minimum 40 hours per week including door to door travel

Holiday:                             28 days per annum incl. UK bank holiday, long service holiday enhancement

Company Events: Summer and Winter social & team building activities

Discounted food when working from head office.

Free parking.

Mandatory Requirements

Ensure all work is undertaken in accordance with operational standards, health and safety requirements, water quality standards, contract conditions, plan specifications, quality management system, legislation, other rules and regulations, and the companies best practice procedures.

For full details of this role please apply or contact Kelly at kgrayland@veriflo.co.uk

 

All successful candidates will undergo background checks.