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Job Ref:  EMP353218
Employer:  Matchtech Group plc.
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  London
City:  London
Post Code:  WC1A
Salary:  £25,000 - £30,000/year
19/10/2016 21:33
My client is looking to appoint a Network Optimisation Analyst to their team in the London area.

A working knowledge of GIS mapping software and hydraulic modelling of cleanwater networks would be advantageous.

The Job
What makes this role unique?
This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy operational environment. The Network Analyst is a member of the Network Optimisation Team who are the asset owners of the clean water network. You will be tasked with achieving key operational and regulatory targets, vital for our client to maintain and improve its performance at a time when the business faces unprecedented challenges from a Customer Service and Leakage perspective, ensuring we deliver acceptable levels of service in terms of pressure, interruptions to supply and to limited disruption during the numerous repair, maintenance and construction activities that you will be a key stakeholder in. Through the course of the role, the candidate will gain extensive experience in relation to operation of assets on the network, water quality, leakage management, commissioning of assets, risk assessing activities on the network, drafting safe method statements and the management of unplanned events. It is a mandatory requirement to have a degree in a suitable discipline, have an in depth knowledge of hydraulic principles. A working knowledge of GIS mapping software and hydraulic modelling experience would be advantageous.
What is the purpose of the role?
To work in conjunction with the Network Optimisation Engineer to manage access to the clean water network. You will contribute to developing and implementing a sustainable longer-term strategy to run a calm network within regulatory requirements with high area reporting availability.
Your main role is to support and provide information to the network engineer, leakage team and to other internal stakeholders. You will also be required to provide support during unplanned emergency events.
What will this role involve?
- Monitor, investigate and resolve pressure issues, complaints and escalations as highlighted either directly by the customer or by alarming Critical Pressure Points, understanding areas and developing solutions to individual problems.
- Manage the District Metered Area (DMA) and District Meter (DM) availability issues. Explain variations against target, including action plans to maintain and improve position.
- Support the Network Engineer in facilitating engineering and customer led projects.
- Support the Network Engineer in the management of unplanned emergency events with a view to mitigating against adverse effects to the customer, Supply Interruptions, water quality, brand image and levels of compensation paid to the customer due to disruption via the Customer Gaurantee Scheme (CGS)
- Support the Network Engineer and Risk Analysts in the timely completion of risk assessments required for the work impacting the clean water network, for example the repair of leaks, the operation of assets on the network, installation/replacement of fire hydrants and other rechargeable work.
- Co-ordinate logging of pressure managed areas and management of information.
- Ensure all network operations follow current signed off Asset Management Procedures and that the Risk Assessment process is properly implemented and monitored in a timely fashion.
- Assist with analysis of long term network issues such as loss of pressure, low flows, area integrity, network resilience.
- Support Network and Leakage Engineer formulating wider strategies for managing pressures, flows, reservoir levels and pumping regimes in conjunction with the water control centre and highlighting instances of non compliance.
- Evaluate and analyse operational information, understanding data integrity difficulties, to resolve basic problems.
What skills are we looking for?
The successful candidate will be degree in a suitable discipline, an in depth knowledge of hydraulic principles, industry experience, an understanding of GIS mapping software and hydraulic modelling packages would be advantageous
Strong communication skills are needed and confidence when negotiating with internal stakeholders in this post. It is essential that the candidate possess good analytical, problem solving, reasoning and negotiating skills.
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