HGV Drainage Engineer


HGV Drainage Engineer – Ipsum Drainage Solutions – Hillington

The Company

Our vision is to be widely recognised as the UK’s customer service leader in specialist utility and infrastructure services. Providing great customer service is at the heart of what we do, and our commitment is to deliver this safely and innovatively through our highly skilled teams – we call this the Ipsum Way.

We’re always looking for people who are passionate about delivering outstanding customer service and who take pride in delivering essential services 24/7/365 that really make a difference to local people and communities.

We are committed to supporting and developing our people to achieve their full potential. If you join us, as well as learning on the job, we offer structured learning in the form of apprenticeship programmes and sponsoring relevant professional qualifications.  If your qualification gives you membership of an accredited professional body then we will reimburse your annual membership fee. Investing in our people and enhancing our expertise and flexibility enables us to deliver the highest standard of service to our customers.

We really value our people and so we like to look after them.  In addition to an attractive salary, if you work for us, you’ll enjoy a range of employee benefits which you can explore more about by visiting our website www.ipsumutilities.com.

The Role

Job Purpose

Working as part of a team operating our high spec Recycler, Jetvac or Cityflex units, you will visit all types of clients — commercial, residential, industrial, rail, road, utility, etc. — across the UK carrying out Cleaning, Desilt, Root Cutting & associated CCTV where necessary. Generally working with a CCTV Team, you will take a lead from the CCTV Drainage Engineer when on site but also work under your own initiative where possible.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Driving & Operating HGV Jetting equipment day to day.
  • Ensure compliance with all aspects of Health and Safety, Quality and Environment
  • Ensure Company policies are always adhered to.
  • Ensure all site related incidents are reported to your Supervisor.
  • Contribute and react swiftly to resolve problems before they escalate.
  • Work closely with CCTV Drainage Engineer and Drainage & CCTV Technicians, ensuring all Jetting & CCTV work completed on site.
  • Contribute towards producing high quality results, reports and feedback.
  • Always establish good relationships and communication and resolve issues and early resolution of any potential problems. 
  • You need to be flexible too: we operate 24/7 so there will be early starts, weekend working and an out-of-hours working across the UK.

The Person



  • Clean HGV Driving Licence
  • Experience 2 years minimum operating HGV Jetting equipment
  • NRSWA Streetworks
  • Confined space level 2 and above
  • High-pressure water jetting
  • Manual Handling & First Aid at Work
  • CSCS & Fit to Work


  • Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)
  • Personal Track Safety (PTS)
  • Water Hygiene & Reverse Assist

Knowledge & Experience

  • Proven experience within the Utilities Sector – preferably in the Drainage Industry
  • Proven experience of working in customer service or a customer focused environment.
  • Professional, customer focused with a good standard of verbal and numerical reasoning.
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety
  • Knowledge of waste network operations business processes
  • IT literate and proficient in Microsoft Office package

Skills & Personal Qualities

  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Excellent time management skills, with ability to contribute to delivering tasks to deadline.
  • Positive approach 
  • Self-motivated and organised.
  • Flexible attitude and approach.
  • Team player, and able to work on own initiative.

Ipsum is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.