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Metals team leader

Thames Water
Date Posted
7th November 2018
£28,000 to £30,000 Per Annum

What is the purpose of the role?

The purpose of the role will be to lead, coordinate, train and develop a team of analysts to undertake the preparation and analysis of samples for the determination of Metals chemistry components. The Team Leader will take responsibility for resources including analytical instrumentation, materials and laboratory infrastructure within the agreed budget and deadlines.

What makes this role unique?

This is a key role within a high-throughput laboratory, which is well equipped with state of the art analytical instrumentation. This particular team are passionate about maintaining the quality of drinking water and providing an excellent service to customers. We are looking for an effective problem solver to contribute to the development and validation of analytical techniques and play a part in selecting future processes to meet changing customer demands.

What will this role involve?

Managing all the people aspects of a small team in line with company policy.

Developing and contributing towards operational efficiency.

Optimising service delivery, in line with service line agreements and key performance indicators.

Carrying out analysis as required and maintaining a high level of technical competence.

Compliance with all aspects of Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) 'competent person' guidance document.

What are we looking for?

To be considered for this role you must hold a HNC/NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in a scientific discipline and, ideally, a membership within a professional body in line with DWI guidance. You must be able to demonstrate relevant industry experience and a solid technical understanding. The ideal candidate will have strong business awareness and can think about the team's goals both independently and within the organisation as a whole. The ability to lead, manage, motivate and develop people within a team is key. Good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills are imperative. We are looking for someone who can work well under pressure and prioritise intelligently to react to issues when they arise. Please note you will need to be fully competent with MS Office.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based at our Spencer House site in Reading. The salary will be up to £30,000 depending on your skills and experience. Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.

About Thames Water

Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.

We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 21/11/2018.

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