Andy led the Lanes emergency team, working on behalf of Thames Water, that first responded to the discovery of the Islington concreteberg.
CCTV drain surveying has emerged as one of the most useful tools in the Lanes Group arsenal in recent years, so we’re constantly looking to bolster our team of CCTV drainage engineers to ensure our customers are always able to take full advantage of this service whenever it is needed.
Historically, visibility has always been one of the greatest challenges in the drain repair process, as it was once difficult or even impossible to inspect pipework without completely unearthing it. CCTV drain inspection camera technology has solved this problem, providing a rapid and minimally disruptive method of inspecting drain and sewer interiors without manual excavation. As such, CCTV drainage engineers are in high demand due to the value they can provide for domestic and commercial clients alike.
At Lanes Group, we’re currently looking to bring additional hardworking and enthusiastic CCTV drainage engineers into our growing team, and are willing to provide capable candidates with flexible working opportunities to suit a range of needs and circumstances. By joining us, you’ll become part of the UK’s biggest privately owned drainage contractors, and in doing so gain access to industry-leading benefits, training, working conditions and long-term career prospects.
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As a Lanes Group CCTV drainage engineer, you’ll work as part of a team to carry out CCTV surveys of drainage systems, analysing pipe conditions with state-of-the-art surveying equipment to produce high-quality reports in both pre-planned and reactive settings.
Our teams make use of the Panoramo 3D Optoscanner - exclusive to Lanes in the UK - to capture panoramic images of drain and sewer surfaces, which are then reviewed and analysed using 3D verification software to identify the source of the drainage problem, whether this be a crack, a blockage or a vermin problem. From there, the issue can be classified, allowing a workable solution to be delivered for the client in as timely a manner as possible.
The technical nature of this work will require candidates with a certified understanding of the techniques and processes involved, as well as a strong commitment to high standards when it comes to customer service and health and safety when working at external sites.
Variable hours are also a requirement due to Lanes Group’s year-round 24/7 operating model, so be prepared for the prospect of early starts, late finishes and an out-of-hours callout rota, all of which will help to ensure that our customers are never left in the lurch. Additionally, candidates should be enthusiastic about working outdoors, as this will be a key requirement of this role.
Whatever your level of experience, you’ll be able to secure a competitive salary working with Lanes Group, with ample opportunity to earn more as your expertise and seniority increases. Shift patterns are also flexible enough to accommodate different working styles, with overtime on offer for those who ask for it.
Additionally, all of our CCTV drainage engineers will be able to take advantage of the full range of staff benefits that mark Lanes Group out as a market-leading employer. Workers will receive regular training to help them develop their skills and advance their knowledge in different areas, while we also offer 20 days of paid holiday per year to full-time staff, an optional company-wide health scheme, a workplace pension and childcare vouchers, plus full corporate uniforms and free car parking and hot drinks like tea and coffee at most of depots and offices.
We are dedicated to ensuring that our employees receive all the support they need to feel confident and secure in their work over the course of an extended career, and our benefits package is designed to reflect this.
What’s more, we also strive to be a forces-friendly employer, meaning that reservists and veterans with transferable skills developed during their military careers will receive the support they need to thrive in this active role.
CCTV drainage engineering is a technical and precise discipline that requires proficiency with the latest systems and software, so some degree of prior knowledge and expertise would be expected of the ideal candidate.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate prior experience in the drainage industry and should hold an OX19 certificate, a high-pressure water jetting certificate, and an up-to-date Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card, as well as a full UK driving licence with no more than three penalty points. Wincan software experience may also be needed for some placements; a New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) training qualification and certification for working in confined spaces are also desirable, but not essential.
For those applying to become a CCTV engineering assistant, a lack of prior experience should not put you off, as you will learn the ropes as part of a two-man team with on-the-job support. Nevertheless, experience with CCTV cameras and pushrods is desirable, as is having an up to date CSCS card and high-pressure water jetting certificate.
At Lanes Group, we understand that cultivating talent has been the foundation of our success, and it’s something we will continue doing in future. That’s why every employee has the opportunity to build a lasting and fulfilling career as part of the Lanes team, with long-term job security and multiple avenues to develop their skills.
With the support of experienced mentors, our CCTV drainage engineers can advance along progressive training pathways with the full support of the company, helping them to diversify and advance their expertise. No two days are ever the same at Lanes, and that dynamism is made possible by our ongoing commitment to evolution and growth, which has helped us build a network of more than 2,200 workers across our 25 regional offices and utility hubs throughout the UK.
The principle of diversity and progress is also embodied by our status as an equal-opportunities employer, and we welcome all applications from underrepresented areas of the community. Lanes Group takes its responsibilities as a drainage and wastewater industry leader seriously, and staff from all backgrounds can rest assured that every member of the Lanes family will be valued equally.
So if you’re looking for a CCTV drainage engineering role with best-in-class benefits and unrivalled long-term prospects, then Lanes Group could be the perfect option for you.
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