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Instrumentation Technician

Date: 20-Sep-2021

Location: Chester, England, GB, ch1 4ld

Company: dwrcymrucy

Job Requisition Number                              1937                                                                              
Work Type Permanent
Job Function Operational
Salary Range £27,252.00 -£32,184.00 





Who we are


Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water keep 3 million people healthy each day with safe, reliable water, and take away wastewater to clean, before returning it safely to our beautiful rivers and seas.

To be able to deliver high quality, essential services which help to protect the health of our customers, colleagues and our environment, we need the right people to deliver on our vision.  This is achieved by living our core values and demonstrating the core behaviours that underpin them. The security of our people, assets and information is also key to us, so we are looking for people who understand and comply with the company’s required security objectives.

We know that the most successful teams are the most diverse teams. Equality, diversity and inclusion provide the very foundation to our culture at Welsh Water. We want every individual to feel confident, proud and able to bring their whole selves to work. 

To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from minority groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, Females, LGBT+, Non-binary and people with disabilities. Together we continue to build a workplace that not only celebrates the diverse voices of our colleagues but also represents each customer we serve.

In essence, ours is a company based on trust, openness, respect, commitment and honesty. A company that our colleagues are proud to work for.

What you’ll be responsible for


  • Carry out planned maintenance of ICA plant, and make decisions on both tasks and frequencies in order to strike a balance between regular checks and number of breakdowns. 
  • Respond to breakdowns on a very wide variety of ICA plant, assess problems, decide on action, acquire spares and carry out repairs as necessary. 
  • Recommend design changes if necessary, to ensure that plant continues to function efficiently and effectively in order to maintain levels of service 
  • Programme PLC’s and telemetry and SCADA systems to efficiently control and monitor unmanned plant amend existing programmes in response to both faults and operational changes in order to optimise levels of service. 
  • Give technical advice to contractors on ICA design of small capital schemes to ensure correct operation. 
  • Implement and maintain the BMS procedures at all times to ISO standard. Ensure that all ICA equipment is calibrated by the procedure at defined frequencies and is auditable. Keep BMS records to ensure that they are satisfactory for internal and BSI audits 
  • Ensure the operation of all communication links to wastewater outstations are maintained and operable at all times. 
  • Implement and maintain the Planned Maintenance System. 
  • Be actively involved in design, installation and commissioning of Capital Schemes to enhance ICA, Process optimisation and environmental discharge monitoring and control 
  • Liaise closely within the Alliance Partnership to ensure that all large capital schemes are implemented effectively and efficiently 
  • Design, install, commission and maintain all instrumentation and communication links to wastewater assets

Who you’ll work with



  • Strong working relationship within the business area 
  • Internal audit team 
  • Regular liaison with scientific team, asset strategy / capital delivery teams and operational control centre 



  • Environment Agency in relation to abstraction and discharge 
  • Health and Safety 
  • Emergency Planning 
  • Capital Partners 

About you


  • Time Served apprenticeship in a relevant role – electronics, instrumentation or electrical would be desirable; or fully qualified in at least one of the work streams with a demonstrable track record and experience.
  • HNC or equivalent in Industrial measurement and control 
  • Good IT skills 
  • A team player who understands the importance of ownership and accountability 
  • The ability to develop positive working relationships across the business 
  • Effective communication skills 
  • Clean driving licence required 

Good to know


  • All assessments must be completed by the closing date unless stated otherwise - internal candidates do not need to take the assessment.
  • We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.



As well as a market competitive salary and 25 days annual leave (pro rata), we offer a range of employee benefits including:


  • Variable pay schemes.
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions.
  • Reduction on gym memberships and high street shopping.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Car-leasing scheme.
  • Health CashBack scheme.
  • An employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate family.
  • And many, many more.






Dŵr Cymru Cyf, a limited company registered in Wales No. 2366777. Registered office: Linea, Fortran Road, St. Mellons, Cardiff CF3 0LT

© Dŵr Cymru Cyf 2019.

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