We are hiring

The Fountain Workshop leads the field in the design, development and construction of bespoke water features and fountains. Now in its 20th year, the company is going from strength to strength, and we are now looking for talented and motivated people to join the team.

Our company has an innovative approach to water feature design, and is known for developing exciting new technologies. We work from the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, with projects throughout the UK and worldwide.

 

CAD draughtsperson/design engineer

We have an opening for an experienced CAD draughtsperson/design engineer in our design team.

This exciting role offers exposure to a variety of engineering aspects, and would suit a dynamic, enthusiastic individual who enjoys an interesting and unusual career.

Our design process is collaborative, and you would work alongside our directors and creative team to develop the drawings for our water features and fountains – from conceptual design through to construction.

You would also be responsible for laying out plantrooms, producing schematic drawings, sections through water features and construction elements, as well as producing fabrication and machining drawings for bespoke metal components. Attending client team meetings is part of the job.

We’re looking for someone with at least five years’ recent experience in the design and co-ordination of drainage, MEP, pipework or HVAC services in a 2D AutoCAD environment. Experience in civil and/or construction industry would be beneficial, as would proficiency with MS Excel, Word and Outlook.

Looking to the future, knowledge of BIM techniques and standards would be an advantage, as we’re moving to 3D modelling and BIM compliance.

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Fountain installers/mechanical fitters 

Our fitters and installers work from our base in the Historic Dockyard at Chatham, as well as at a various projects across the UK.

The job involves the installation of pumps, filters, pipework systems and valves, as well as the mechanical and electrical systems that power our fountains and water features. Our mechanical fitters work under the direction of our project managers, alongside electrical installers and other construction teams.

You’d generally start the day at our Chatham workshops, however, there is frequently a need for working away during the week. All reasonable expenses are met by the company. We value our employees and ensure they are looked after accordingly.

Experience of installing industrial PVC-u, ABS, MDPE and HDPE pipework systems is essential.

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Two fountain maintenance operatives/engineers – London based

Our sister company, The Fountain Workshop (Maintenance) Limited, currently manages and maintains 24 projects across the UK, and this number is increasing every year.

To ensure that we are able to continue to support our clients to the high standard that they expect, we are looking to establish a satellite maintenance team in London to primarily service our projects in the capital.

While you’ll mostly be working independently, you would have daily contact with our head office, and would spend an afternoon a week at our workshop in Chatham, collecting instructions and spare parts for the following week. Training and guidance would be provided, and you would report directly to our maintenance co-ordinator, or one of our directors/project managers. There will be a need for maintenance reports to be raised, as well as other administration and paperwork/record-keeping.

We will equip the successful applicants with a van and all necessary equipment.

We are looking for two maintenance operatives/engineers to work together and form this new team. Ideally you’d come as a team, having worked together previously with a proven track record of achieving results and getting along! We will also consider individuals with the right talents and qualities. It is anticipated that one of the successful candidates may adopt a more senior role in the team, but this is not something that is essential from the outset.

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After sales technical support engineer

We are looking for a technical support engineer to fulfil a vital role alongside our maintenance operatives/engineers and our maintenance co-ordinator.

The successful candidate would be based at Chatham, providing telephone support to our teams in the field, and to our clients, as and when any problems arise.

The Fountain Workshop has developed a web-based monitoring and management system which enables remote access to many of our installations. This web-based control system allows us to diagnose and fix any operational glitches quickly, from the office. The successful candidate will be working with this system.

While this is primarily an office-based position, you may also be required to do site visits.

We’re looking for someone with a good knowledge of pumping and water treatment systems and also some electrical and instrument engineering training. This position would suit a mechanical/electrical engineer with experience of commissioning and installation work.

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Salaries will be based upon skill set and experience. All positions benefit from four weeks’ holiday per year, a pension and healthcare insurance.