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Water Operations Engineer

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Step into a leading utilities company that champions innovation and service excellence. At Last Mile, we take pride in delivering top-notch solutions across the energy, water, and telecommunications sectors. Our dedicated team Water Operations is expanding, and we're excited to welcome a talented Water Operations Engineer to our join us and cover the Midlands region.

As a Water Operations Engineer at Last Mile working under the UKPS brand, your responsibilities include ensuring that all work instructions submitted by Project Managers/Site Managers and communications are consistent and clear. Carrying out an overview of WIRS Teams and accredited sub-contractors.

Have you got the drive to go the Last Mile?

What’s in it for you as a Water Operations Engineer?

We offer good benefits and remuneration packages, but most importantly, an enjoyable and rewarding place to work. We believe in rewarding our people well and there are plenty of career opportunities for the right person. 

In return of your hard work and dedication, we can offer you: 

Core Benefits: 

  • 25 days holiday, increasing after 2 years by 1 day each year up to 30 days, plus 9 public holidays
  • Holiday buy scheme
  • Discretionary bonus
  • EV and ULEV salary sacrifice scheme (subject to minimum length of service)
  • Cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme
  • Up to 7% employer pension contribution 
  • Life assurance (x4 annual basic salary) 
  • Refer a friend incentive
  • Wagestream
  • Employee assistance programme

And once you have successfully completed your probation, you will have access to:

  • Hybrid working
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Private medical insurance
  • Company sick pay

Your responsibilities as a Water Operations Engineer:

  • Assist with the training and knowledge of Project/Site Managers with regards construction of water mains and services
  • To prepare programmes of work where necessary. Give advice on material/plant requirements.
  • To assist in the evaluation and selection of WIRS accredited sub-contractors where appropriate.
  • To work with the WIRS TA and MU Supervisor to ensure that all works are carried out in accordance with the specification and operational procedures
  • To ensure that all works are carried out in accordance with appropriate technical, health and safety, quality and environment procedures
  • To co-ordinate and carry out Safety and Technical audits as required and in accordance with UK Power Solutions technical audit procedure

About you:


  • Experience of co-ordination of utility site works – Water
  • 3 years’ experience in a WIRS environment or similar (desirable)


  •  Registered with EUSR SHEA (Water)
  • Registered with EUSR Water Hygiene Card
  • SCP Senior Competent Person for SCMC work
  • NRSWA Supervisor card

About us:

We are UKPS; a fast-growing Multi-utility Independent Connections Provider (ICP) part of the Last Mile infrastructure. We are fully accredited under the NERS, GIRS & WIRS schemes to carry out the turnkey provision of multi-utility infrastructure and subsequent connections to new build housing, residential, commercial, and industrial projects.

At Last Mile, we are one of the UK’s largest Independent Network Owners, owning and operating in excess of 500,000 gas, electricity, water, and wastewater connections serving residential and commercial customers. Last Mile Asset Management adopt and operate electricity, gas, water and wastewater, and ground source heat/cooling networks that are designed, installed, and commissioned by Lloyds accredited Independent Connection providers (ICPs).

At UKPS & Last Mile, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse working environment, where employee wellbeing is at the forefront in making sure our people feel valued. We provide tailored ongoing training and development, but most importantly, long term career opportunities for you to grow with us. If you are motivated to succeed and have a ‘can-do’ attitude, we would love to hear from you!


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