ICA (Instrument, Control and Automation) Manager

£60,000 Per Annum

Full Time


Orpington, Greater London

Engineering And Technical

Posted 10 days ago

Expires In 18 Days

Job Description

We have a great opportunity for you! to join us permanently as an ICA Manager.
The role will be leading and developing a team of Skilled ICA (Instrument, Control and Automation) technicians whose duty is to maintain and repair plant and equipment. The ICA manager will maintain operational performance within strict quality targets for Water Treatment Works, Pumping Stations and Reservoirs across South East London and Ring Main, providing drinking water to approximately £3.5 million customers. The main base for the role will be Orpington Water Treatment Works but travel will be expected around the area.
What you’ll be doing as an ICA Manager
  • Process Management: Ensuring ICA equipment is maintained and operated to the correct standards, improving process compliance.
  • Financial Management: Owning and managing the budgetary and financial activities of the team and driving efficiencies into the overall operational budget.
  • Performance Management: Ensuring the team achieve optimal performance in terms of work management, developing the team and introducing new skills including health & safety awareness.
  • Customer & Stakeholder Management: You will be responsible for providing technical advice to internal and external project teams, as well as maintenance and efficiency optimisation.
  • Health and Safety: Effectively manage the Health and Safety of the team as well as auditing the Health and Safety system & processes.
  • Learning and Development: Continually improve the performance, standards, and capability of the team.
  • This is a Monday-to-Friday position.
What you should bring to the role
  • We are looking for someone who has been working within a similar working environment, with an Instrument, Control and Automation or engineering background, preferably working in an industrial field and who has previously had the health and safety responsibility for individuals and sites and also managed a team within an operational function alongside this.
  • Excellent IT skills and a technical bias are essential.
  • The ability to guide and develop people is a crucial skill in this role so you must have previous management experience with good communication, interpersonal and organisation skills.
  • Ideally, you will have gained your experience within the water industry or utilities sector however, this is not essential as training will be provided.
What’s in it for you?
  • Offering a salary up to £60,000 depending on skills and experience and a car allowance.
  • Annual Leave 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.
Who are we?
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?
Working at Thames Water
At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.
We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that everyone brings.
Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. 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.
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 earn some extra money along the way.
Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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