Distribution Maintenance Planner – 9 Months Maternity Cover


Salary & Benefits: Salary £25.643 - £31,636 per annum dependant on experience, annual bonus, attractive pension scheme (Up to 10% company contribution), life assurance cover of 4 times pensionable salary and 25 days annual leave, bank holidays plus a wellness day and development opportunities in line with the Distribution Maintenance Planner progression plan. We also offer a fantastic flexible benefits package, where you can choose from benefits such as health cash plan scheme, critical illness insurance, dental insurance, life assurance flex and partner cover.  Colleagues also have access to a retail savings scheme, online GP service, cycle to work scheme, gym membership discounts and many more!


Location: Buttershaw, Bradford / Hybrid Working (2 Days in the office a week – Bradford)


Work type: Permanent. 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Distribution Maintenance Planner within Distribution Maintenance at Yorkshire Water and be a part of helping Yorkshire Water to provide the best service to our customers. Could this be you?


What we do:


Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire, we make sure that over 5.4 million people living in the region and the millions of people who visit our region each year, can rely on our services, and have clean and safe drinking water on tap and that their wastewater is taken away. But for us, it’s so much more than this.


We look after communities, protect the environment, and plan to look after Yorkshire’s water, today, tomorrow 24/7, 365 days a year. We provide essential water and wastewater services to every corner of the Yorkshire region, and play a key role in the region’s health, wellbeing, and prosperity.


New environmental legislation, unprecedented levels of investment and changing expectations from customers means that this is an exciting time to discover opportunities within the water industry. Water Planning and Engineering are a key part of how we plan to meet the changing expectations of customers and regulators.  


We are currently looking for a Distribution Maintenance Planner within  Distribution Maintenance to assist the business and directly contribute to providing clean and safe drinking water. A key measure of this performance commitment is the Drinking Water Quality Contacts measure. Our Distribution Maintenance Planner will add real value with their distribution knowledge and experience, facilitating the undertaking of a specialised activity on the network. Your skill set will also help us to establish best working practices to optimise our performance, being able to achieve the reduction of water quality contacts we receive as a business.

We have highlighted the top 200 DMA's by number of water quality contacts received. This is a real opportunity to directly contribute to one of our main performance commitments, playing a pivotal role in assisting the business outperform. You will be working in a variety of areas, including but not limited to; planning, risk mitigation, enabling works, logging, logistics and resource management. 


Where you fit in:


As our Distributions Maintenance Planner you will


  • Be responsible for the logistics and resource planning for flushing teams and oversee localised end FH flushing programme
  • Mitigate and plan all work including WAND, warning letters, blasting and TMA
  • Undertake data collection and inputting and co-ordinate inzone surveys
  • Plan pre and post logger deployment, balanced against other activities
  • Organise /facilitate changes to plans or resources when unforeseen issues arise, informing and communicating with relevant parties of all planned work including waste, control etc.
  • Plan in out of hours work and all relevant mitigation and contingencies
  • Use Advantex to schedule work to technicians
  • Effectively schedule cyclical hydrant flushes to known timescales
  • Plan and schedule time for air valve checks.



What skills & qualifications you will need:


As our Distribution Maintenance Planner, you will be required communicate effectively and frequently with our Planning Engineers on work levels, using Excel for the works tracker and Advantex to schedule work to teams. You will also:


  • Have extensive clean water distribution knowledge, with previous experience in logistics and resource management
  • Have experience of CMEX and Customer Service
  • Understand the mitigation process for undertaking planned work on the water network and all key stakeholders interests
  • Manage team training, holidays and resource levels effectively
  • Demonstrate excellent Excel skills to track and record progress of work.


You will also benefit from having:


  • Understand DOMS process
  • Be competent or familiar with the EDMS, Odyssey, SAP Production and Lotus Notes software
  • Understand or have previous experience with Hydraulic principles
  • Understand the TMA process
  • Knowledge of WAND process 


Although our assets are operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year the company is committed to support flexible work patterns and job share options, where possible, to give you more control over your time and responsibilities. Whether you have child-care responsibilities or are looking for the ideal work-life balance our flexible options can offer work patterns that suit your needs.


If you’re an experienced Distribution Maintenance Planner professional and want to help us deliver exceptional service for our customers whilst protecting the environment, then apply today to find out what a career with Yorkshire Water can offer for you.


We are proud to serve the Yorkshire region and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that is reflective of the communities we serve. We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. 


Closing Date – 24 July 2024


If successful for the role, you will be required to undergo pre-employment checks that will include a Basic Disclosure Check, carried out through a Third Party Company, prior to commencing employment. Depending on the role, you may also be required to go through the security vetting process for either a Counter Terrorist Check or Security Check clearance.  


Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible. 


Please, No agencies.

What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

The Kelda Group provides water and sewerage services to domestic and business customers across the UK, managing the following subsidiary companies: - 

Yorkshire Water, is the main subsidiary company providing water and sewerage services to 4.7 million people and 130,000 businesses in the Yorkshire region. Its activities are regulated by the Water Services Regulation Authority, Ofwat Loop Customer Management Ltd specialises in delivering customer service support to Yorkshire Water that includes billing, debt recovery and incident management. Employing more than 600 people, Loop have built up an impressive list of industry awards and achievements since being created in 2000 and is currently listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as being one of the best companies to work for.

Kelda Water Services (KWS) manages Kelda's non-regulated water and waste water contract operations. It is now the second biggest player in the UK market for outsourced clean and waste water services.

Kelda Water Services Retail offer quality, integrity and partnership but it is never just about the technologies behind our solutions in water. It is about the structure, delivery and even the financing of those solutions, and about giving our customers a level of convenience they never knew was possible.

KeyLand Developments Limited (KeyLand Developments) is responsible for managing, developing and disposing of the group's surplus property assets, either on its own or in partnership with outside organisations.

Kelda Group values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Distribution Maintenance Planner - 9 Month Maternity Cover