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Process improvement engineer

Thames Water
Date Posted
5th November 2018
£43,000 to £47,000 Per Annum

What is the purpose of the role?

This role is based in the operational excellence team that are responsible for delivering improvements to process and performance for Wholesale Wastewater. 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 dewatering. You will directly contribute to Wastewater transformation programme goals and operational excellence objectives.

What makes this role unique?

Joining a high profile team we are seeking a Process improvement 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 Wholesale Wastewater strategic goal of energy neutrality.

What will this role involve?

You will provide technical leadership on the sludge stream processes of a number of 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 into 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 provided to and acted upon by Operation and Project teams, as well as Procurement and other Commercial departments.

You will be responsible for training and coaching Operations to best practice on sludge process, and you may be asked to technically represent the company externally within your area of expertise.

You will also continue strong relationships with our service providers and provide strategic support where required.

What are we looking for?

As the Process improvement 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 a 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 would be advantageous, as would competency of Microsoft Office.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is site based in the south region. We are offering a salary of up to 47,000.00 depending on 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 19/11/2018.

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