Multifunctional Network Maintenance Operative (Wastewater) at Scottish Water


Scottish Water has an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated, flexible, hard-working individual to join the Shetland Team within Customer Service Delivery as a Multifunctional Network Maintenance Operative.

Scottish Water is one of the UKs leading water companies, the quality of drinking water and satisfaction with the service we provide our customers has never been higher – but we want to be even better – and you could help play an important part!

About The Role

You will join a motivated multifunctional team who are committed to making a real difference to the experience our customers have with us. This is not just a task driven role – you will be empowered to take ownership of problems, investigate them fully, initiate solutions and provide support to our customers.

You will be responsible for carrying out maintenance and choke clearing on wastewater pumping stations and a variety of other tasks, dealing with customer-facing related issues on a day-to-day basis. The focus of the role will be to ensure the resolution of customer issues and the recovery of any reputational impact our operations have on customers.

As a member of our multifunctional response team, you will be required to participate in an out of hours multifunctional standby rota which will include carrying out dig down repairs and maintenance on water mains; maintaining water network assets including service reservoirs and pumping stations.

Preference will be given to persons with previous experience of work of a similar nature. A Driving Licence is essential and applicants must be able to work as part of a team or as a lone worker.

Experience of work of a similar nature; knowledge of water and sewer networks; understanding of H&S for site working; HPWJ / confined space / experience; CPC excavator qualification; basic computer skills; ground maintenance skills, are all desirable.

Next Steps

Any offer of employment with Scottish Water will be subject to the successful completion of a mandatory pre-employment screening process, including Disclosure Scotland and eligibility to work in the UK. Details can be found on our website.

For more information about this role, please contact:

The closing date for applications is 1st July 2020.

Please note. Direct applications won’t be considered. We are not in a position to accept CVs, notes of interest via email; it is an online application.

To apply, please follow the Current Vacancies link at the bottom of Scottish Water’s webpage at