ICA Technicians - Kent

Employer: Southern Water
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Up to £42,700
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Where ICA Technician posts normally come with significant travel requirements or lengthy overnight stays, your role with us is different. Our sites are right on your door step, giving you the stability and security of full time employment whilst providing the challenging assignments you require.

Being based in Kent you have the benefits of structured hours and standby opportunities giving you greater earning potential. Our overall package which includes a company van, 25 paid days off per year, a discretionary bonus, BUPA cash plan cover (upgradable to cover your family), a free annual flu jab, free eye test vouchers, Perkbox discounts, pension contributions up to 11% (dependent on your contribution), an employee assistance program and a networks of sports and social clubs gives you further flexibility and support.

You will also have access to superb structure of learning and development opportunities to benefit your long term career aspirations. We have a progressive development plan which you will benefit from in this role. We provide training to support development in technical areas specific to the Water and Waste Water industry and manufacture specific development.

Typical duties will include, but aren’t limited to: Maintenance, repair, diagnose, modify and install Instrumentation systems (including flow, level, pressure, temperature and numerous bio/chemical). You will be expected to understand, interpret and edit parameters/settings in order to maintain, repair modify and install local and remote control systems including telemetry, radio, programmable logic controllers and computer based SCADA systems.

What you’ll bring to the role

We are keen to hear from applications with ICA experience and some knowledge of PLC/Comms training. Ideally you will also have completed at least one of the following qualifications in a relevant field: ONC, HNC, NVQ level 2/3 or a time-served apprenticeship.

You must hold a full valid UK driving licence and have a good understanding of instrumentation, control and automation processes. As this role is based in Kent and requires travel across the Kent area, we are ideally seeking someone who resides in Kent, or within a reasonable commuting distance.

Does this opportunity excite you but you’re not 100% sure if you meet all the requirements for the role? Or are you concerned that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t possible given your personal circumstances? Whilst we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’ll try to find a practical solution. So why not engage with us and find out more about this role?'

Why Water?

Without water, life as we know it would be impossible. Every day, we rely on it for drinking, washing and cleaning. It helps create the energy we need for heat and light. It’s also essential to the products we enjoy and the natural world we depend upon.

Yet the South East faces a future of more people and less water. Our population is growing fast, and climate change is bringing greater risk of both drought and flooding.
In the water industry, your work will help to address these challenges and give people access to sustainable, high-quality water and wastewater services for decades to come.

The South East is also home to over 700 miles of coastline, two National Parks, four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and some of the world’s rarest chalk streams. As well as working within these breath-taking environments, your activities will help preserve them for generations to come.

Why Southern Water?

Each day, over four million people across Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight count on us for their essential water or wastewater services. Our work is vital, because we’re providing water for life.

Do you want to make a difference? At Southern Water, you work will help to enhance health and wellbeing, protect and improve the environment and sustain the economy. You’ll also play an important role in helping us deliver a resilient water future for the South East.

Are you a natural collaborator with a strong moral compass and high standards? If so, you’ll fit right in. Everything we do is underpinned by three values: succeeding together, doing the right thing and always improving.

Do you want to bring your authentic self to work every day? We do too. That’s why we’re building an inclusive culture and are proud to offer equal opportunities regardless of age, cultural background, disability, gender, marital status, nationality, political belief, race, religion or sexual orientation. We believe the unique perspectives and experiences each of us brings make us stronger.


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