Apprentice Leakage Engineer
Role: Apprentice Leakage Engineer
Type: Full time
Duration: 2 years
Location: Omagh or Banbridge
Salary: In line with national minimum wage
RPS is looking for a Water Utility Operations Level 2 apprentice. Become an instrumental part of a team looking after one of life’s essentials. You’ll be part of a team that will stretch you, grow your problem-solving skills and connect us with communities across Northern Ireland.
Here is what you will be doing:
Operating the Water Network
Learning & Development
As an Apprentice, you’ll be completing the Water Utility Operations - Level 2
Apprenticeship candidates will normally have 3 to 5 GCSEs at grades C and above (including mathematics and English), or equivalent qualifications.
As an apprentice focussing on leakage, you’ll develop knowledge of working safely in a variety of locations and environments, some of which may be remote locations.
In addition you will:
Use technical knowledge to identify areas that require further investigation due to leakage deciding on the most appropriate methods to identify and locate sources of leakage.
Use technical knowledge to operate electronic location equipment, identify and locate underground water mains and services.
Use hydraulic theories, principles and carry out valve operations to set-up, step-tests, maintain or alter district meter areas
Use industry principles and measurement to estimate volumes of water lost through leakage
Programme, deploy, retrieve, and interpret data from data logging equipment
Apply procedures and their control measures to the network to minimise the risk of interruption of supplies to customers
Please note mandatory drug and alcohol testing is a requirement for this role.
How we'll support you:
A two-week induction designed to introduce you to our business, show you how we work and help you get the best possible start to your career.
2-3 days per month completing classroom theories, exams, and course work
An Apprentice mentor
An experienced professional who will teach you about our work and guide your development
Regular performance reviews with your manager
Quarterly reviews to help you outline clearly defined goals and measure how you’re developing against them
Your apprenticeship will allow you to develop the skills and experience that you’ll require to become an expert Water Field Engineer within our leakage framework During this time, you’ll combine on-the-job learning with formal, nationally recognised development training to gain your level 2 apprenticeship.