• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Who are we?

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km’s of pipes, to keep taps flowing and toilets flushing. We are an essential service and have operated throughout the Covid19 pandemic. 

At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open.

What you will be doing

This role is part of a dynamic, fast paced team focused on ensuring we always protect public health in the delivery of a wholesome water supply. As the Drinking Water Safety Plan Scientist, you will be responsible for the completion of water treatment audits and risk assessment in accordance with Thames Water and regulatory requirements. Following the assessments, you will communicate the risk and provide technical advice in the design of relevant mitigation.

In this varied and interesting role, the day-to-day duties include:

  • Complete Drinking Water Safety Plan Audits (DWSPAs) of water treatment works to the required annual programme
  • Utilise information from site audits and other data to complete relevant risk assessments upon the company system
  • Assess all non-compliances identified, advising on appropriate remedial action and allocation of action owners
  • Maintain records to an auditable standard
  • The base location for the role is flexible across the Thames Water region.

    We’re looking for you to:

  • Take ownership and provide water quality technical guidance and support event teams when there is a risk to quality
  • Possess strong time management skills with the ability to prioritise to balance a varied and often reactive workload
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to clearly interact with our stakeholders
  • Be degree/HNC qualified or equivalent in a science/environmental discipline
  • Deliver an exceptional service through an enthusiastic and positive approach, taking accountability for your role while working accurately and flexibly within a busy team
  • Have significant experience in the field of drinking water quality and/or risk assessment. Knowledge of water treatment processes and a background in water quality is ideal
  • Travel to other sites, so its essential that you have a current and full driving licence
  • What’s in it for you?

    This is an exciting opportunity that will offer recognition and an instant profile within the largest water company in the UK. Travelling across various sites to conducting audits and assessing risk at sites, you’ll be working as part of a specialist team of water quality scientists responsible for protecting public health.

    Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme.

    We’re proud of the positive ways of working we have adopted during the pandemic. We want to create a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles we are moving to a hybrid approach where we will provide options around working from our offices, our operational sites and home dependent on role/team/individual. This will be discussed during the assessment process.

    Thames Water is a unique, rewarding, and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader and we are a Times Top 50 Employer for Women.

    You can find out more in our section of our website.

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