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DATE ADDED: Thu 16/05/2019

Senior Water Engineer / Hydraulic Modeller

Kent, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: Up to £36000.00 per annum

South East Water supplies drinking water to 2.1 millioncustomers across Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire. Daily, wesupply 565 million litres of drinking water along more than 14,000 kilometresof mains to our customers' taps. This role involves using InfoWorks WSPRO Hydraulic models ofthe Water Distribution System in conjunction with all the company data systemsto identify investment opportunities in our water supply network to deliverefficiencies and improve our performance against measured indicators. This willbe combined with developing the network to accommodate new development andchanges in resource availability which may require additional infrastructure.Also temporary reconfiguration for maintenance or incident management. Main responsibilities: Project management and forecasting in conjunction withbudgets for Smart networks and other optimisation strategies Support our Leakage Strategy by improving flow monitoring,DMA reorganisation and pressure management Early liaison with operational staff/ Engineering/contractors Site visits to confirm current network configuration Scopes of works for minor improvement schemes to issue toEngineering Data requirements including pre and post scheme logging. Collation of asset information including as laid plans & Maximo requirements Scheme benefits evaluation Data analysis Communication of all network changes to Operational teams Assistance in planning the replacement of both trunk mainand DMA meters Review and refine reinforcement requirements for new developments in conjunction with mains renewals, strategic mains, DMAreorganisation and the location of areas of growth Modelling/network assessment to support DG2 investigations and scoping of schemes within Asset Planning Assist with strategic scheme selection and construction Operational risk modelling Other duties may include: Carry out simple model updating as required using GIS,Scopex, Aquanet and pressure logging software Calculation of interruptions property minutes Assess developer enquiries using all mains models andidentify local reinforcement required to maintain levels of service Giving modelling support to other departments: o Engineering: sizing pumps and providing information forsurge analysis o Water Quality: age of water, source of supply, directionof flow o Operations: managing planned work and emergency incidents Expected requirements: Hydraulic modelling skills are an essential requirement and preferably an appropriate degree or other technical qualification, but otherwise several years' water network experience. Project management experience is also of benefit. Good communication skills Good IT and analytical skills Understanding of operational and asset management aspects ofthe business Please note the Hydraulic Modellers also provide out of hours modelling support for incidents as part of a standby rota. This is normally on a one in six basis covering out of office hours. When on duty you must be contactable but if you have internet access can often carry out any analysis required remotely using a SEW laptop provided. Occasionally an incident will be escalated and you will be required to go into Head Office at Snodland. This post is subject to a basic criminal record check. In return, we offer a competitive salary, a minimum of 25days annual leave, a stakeholder pension scheme in which the maximum Companycontribution is 10% and a life assurance scheme. Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend thisposition depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidatesto submit any application early.
Role: Senior Water Engineer / Hydraulic Modeller
Job Type: Permanent, FullTime
Location: Kent, South East England, South East England

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