Location: LONDON
Salary: £ 31,000 per Annum
Reference : 20362

Our client is a major company in the UK Water Sector. They currently have a vacancy for an Field Ops Manager to join them on a permanent basis in London. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead and develop a team of 16 Skilled Mechanical, Electrical, and ICA technicians who maintain and repair critical sewage infrastructure across London. As part of the Strategic Pumping and Trunk Sewers team, the role is responsible for maintaining and improving the performance of the largest and most historic Sewer Network in the U.K.



  • Customer & Stakeholder Management: Ensuring an exceptional service to our customers with early personal interventions as required.
  • Performance Management: Ensuring the maintenance team meet key operational targets such as Planned Preventative Maintenance, and Plant Availability.
  • Learning and Development: Continually nurturing, mentoring, and developing the skills and standards in the maintenance team. Includes ensuring key competencies such as LV Authorised Person are met.
  • Coordinating complex planned and reactive work: Driving improved standards of maintenance within the team, overseeing and optimising mechanical, electrical works, and instrumentation works.
  • Health and Safety: Effectively managing the Health and Safety of your team, ensuring the safe working practices such as Mechanical and Electrical Safety Rules are followed correctly.
  • Financial Management: Owning and driving intelligent financial decisions to best use available resource to add value for our customers.


  • Experience  working within a similar working environment, with a mechanical,  electrical or engineering background, and preferably working in an industrial field.
  • An NVQ Level 3 in an appropriate Mechanical, Electrical, or Automation/Control discipline is essential. An effective understanding of telemetry and PLC control systems, including SCADA is desired.
  • Excellent IT skills and a technical bias are essential, ideally also having a working knowledge of SAP.
  • The ability to lead 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 utility sector however, this is not essential as training will be provided.
  • The role includes confined spaces work so you will need to be fit and able to undertake training and achieve competency.