About the role:

This role is based in the Operational Excellence team that is responsible for delivering improvements to process and performance for Wastewater Operations. You will be responsible for providing technical leadership for a number of larger sites in a particular region, taking ownership of process performance, particularly around power generation, energy consumption, chemical usage and sludge dewatering. 

You will directly contribute to Wastewater Transformation programme goals and Operational Excellence objectives. 

Joining a high-profile team, we are seeking a Process Engineer to join at an exciting time of change within the company. You will be exposed to a variety of multi-million-pound projects and directly contribute to their success. Your day-to-day input will directly contribute to the wastewater operational Wastewater strategic goals of reducing waste energy and improving operational efficiency. 

You will provide technical leadership on the sludge stream processes of several sites, supporting the delivery of site-specific Power Generation targets, and minimising the cost of treatment whilst keeping the site compliant. 

Your input will be significant investigating future sludge stream opportunities, and you will assist in the design and delivery of these projects. Your technical support, advice and guidance will be used to influence operational and project teams, as well as procurement and other Commercial departments. 

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

As the Process Engineer, you will have extensive industry experience and a relevant specialism that can be applied. You will need to possess strong analytical skills and have confidence in data manipulation. You will have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant science or engineering discipline, and ideally, membership of appropriate professional body. 

Working across the business it is essential that you are confident in communicating professionally both verbally and in writing; have strong influencing skills and be able to build positive relationships quickly. 

Knowledge of the business and wastewater would be advantageous, as would competency of Microsoft Office. 

This role is based in East London and will cover the largest sewage treatment works in Thames water.

What’s in it for you:

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. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer to leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

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About us:

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes. 

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, 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. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.

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, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.

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