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Water Quality Technician

Manchester Airport Group
East Midlands Airport, Derby
Competitive salary and benefits
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Civil Engineer
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Why MAG?

At MAG we provide the airport facilities and travel services that people need to connect with the world. As the largest UK owned airport operator, we serve over 60 million passengers a year from Manchester, London Stansted, and East Midlands Airports. With over 270 destinations across the globe, our businesses not only bring people together but also support the prosperity of the regions in which we operate.

Every year, East Midlands Airport connects over 4 million passengers with more than 80 destinations across Europe and is also the UK’s number one provider of pure freight services. Part of the largest UK owned airport operator group, MAG, East Midlands Airport supports over 6,000 jobs and generates around £300m each year for the region.

At MAG, we recognise creating a first-class journey for our customers starts by creating a first-class career journey for our colleagues and we are committed to building inclusive environments in which our people can thrive. You’ll also have access to some great benefits including:

  • 6% company contribution pension
  • 24 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • Subsidised public transport
  • Huge range of company discounts

The role

We are looking to hire a Water Technician, to work within our Engineering Team, to aid with the day-to-day upkeep with the balancing ponds and surface water drainage systems here at EMA.

The role will ensure that the surface water drainage assets and monitoring systems, facilities and equipment remain operational within the specified safety, legislative and performance standards of the EA and East Midlands Airport. As a large site, we need to ensure all water and associated drainage is maintained in accordance with both environmental permits and wider airport guidance.

You will be required to

  • Drive continuous improvement, in all areas of surface water management.
  • Aid in the daily maintenance and upkeep of the balancing ponds.
  • Aid with the operation and maintenance of balancing ponds.
  • Conduct daily, weekly, and monthly PPMs.
  • Aid with monitoring pond levels, BOD, and TOC levels, remote and live.
  • Preparation of low-level reports and updates.
  • Water Quality sampling
  • Potential member of out of hours standby arrangements

What will make you successful in the role?

Ideally you will have come from a similar water maintenance and engineering position, site, or water company, where a range of multi-discipline asset maintenance work is carried out.

We are looking for demonstrable experience in the following…

Carrying out first line maintenance.

Experience of water pumping station operations, including submersible pumps, valve sets, control and monitoring systems, penstocks and containment lagoons.

Ability to conduct water quality sampling with hand held equipment and surveys of water distribution and drainage networks

A good level of understanding of remote data & control systems.

Equal Opportunities & Reasonable Adjustments

At MAG we believe in the importance of diversity & inclusion for all. We are committed to creating a workforce that is reflective of our society. As such we welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

We’re also committed to well-being with a focus on mental health and supporting colleagues from underrepresented groups through our Colleague Resource Groups.

As a Disability Confident employer we are committed to creating an environment where candidates and employees can perform at their optimum. Please let us know if we can provide you with any reasonable adjustments to aid your application or interview process 

Our Colleague Resource Groups include: Women’s Network, Embrace - Race & Ethnicity Group, Fly With Pride (LGBTQIA+), Mental Health, Parent & Carers, Disabilities including neurodiversity.


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