Hazardous Area Electrical Engineer (ref:27037)

Hazardous Area Electrical Engineer (ref:27037)


£47,000 Per Annum

Full Time


Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Engineering And Technical

Posted 7 days ago

Expires in 21 days

Job Description
Who are we?
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km of pipes, keeping taps flowing and toilets flushing.

At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to life, so our business is always open.

What you will be doing:
Thames Water is in the process of enhancing its in-house DSEAR (Dangerous Substances & Explosive Atmospheres Regulations) capability. The company has over 300 sewage treatment works and 3000 waste pumping stations with explosion-protected equipment installed and maintained. This is an opportunity to join a major industry leader in environmental management and contribute to keeping our workers and local communities safe. 

The Hazardous Area Electrical Engineer is key in addressing the risk of an explosion across the Thames Water catchment area. It primarily involves undertaking site surveys to collect asset data, identify gaps, and influence the necessary corrective actions to achieve full compliance with regulations.

You will be contributing to the success of DSEAR Compliance improvements across the business as well as the overall promotion of explosion prevention strategies with numerous stakeholders.

Some of the key accountabilities include:
  • Assisting in the development of the ATEX asset management system by collecting asset data from all sites to build ATEX registers and Termination registers
  • Co-ordinating the production of Intrinsically Safe Loop Drawing and Descriptive System documents
  • Assessing solutions for Non-compliance corrective actions and validating technical information and specifications
  • Providing feedback to the workstream continuous improvement process
  • Supporting Capital Delivery projects - Act as a gatekeeper for new project DSEAR documentation
  • Maintaining the document management system and ensuring the latest versions of the documents are available to stakeholders
We’re looking for you to:
  • Have an excellent understanding of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR), associated standards and approved Codes of Practice, and knowledge of electrical equipment for use in potentially flammable atmospheres
  • Have proven experience in Hazardous Area Inspections or Electrical, Control, and Instrumentation (EC&I) Services
  • Have experience in site surveying, working in an explosion safety engineering environment, and applying various methods of hazard analysis
  • Being qualified in CompEx 01-04, 05-06, and CompEx 12 is a plus
  • Have excellent communication and developed relationship skills so that highly technical information can be communicated in a clear and concise manner
  • Have a robust comprehension of technical and process safety-related investigations and documentation such as Engineering Risk Assessment/Safety Reviews, Functional Design Specifications, Process, and Instrumentation Diagrams, and Electrical/Loop drawings
  • Be proficient in Microsoft 365 tools in particular Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Teams
  • Travel within Thames Water’s region for site surveys and audits is necessary for this role and a full driving license is needed
What’s in it for you?
This role will be working as part of a new project with high internal and external visibility and will focus on the continuous improvement of process safety within Thames Water and across the whole water industry.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days of holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service, and a wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing. 

Thames Water is a dynamic, rewarding , and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner.  If you join our team, you’ll enjoy a fulfilling career, flexible working arrangements , and a wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.
We’re also proud to embrace and promote diversity and believe that creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve will help us to thrive.  We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process. 

Find out more about working at Thames Water 

We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities, and the environment can thrive. This means, that when a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an Ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues, and a earn bit of extra money along the way. 

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is so we can manage all the applications properly and give candidates a positive experience. Once closed, we can’t consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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