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Process technologist

Thames Water
Date Posted
4th December 2018
£29,000 to £39,500 Per Annum

What is the purpose of the role?

This role is to proactively ensure sewage treatment works comply with all statutory regulations and codes of practice, which regulate, or result from, the wastewater treatment process. You will use your experience and knowledge to maintain regulatory compliance and provide first response to process problems whilst communicating risks and compliance breaches within the operational area.

What makes this role unique?

You will have the opportunity to work across many different operational sewage treatment works, supplying expertise and wastewater process knowledge. You will have the opportunity to make a personal impact on how efficiently our business meets regulatory compliance measures. Working alongside and supporting the area Process Coordinator, you will be able to obtain knowledge and experience that is only available in this position. You will work on your own initiative and manage your workload whilst also be part of a great team.

What will this role involve?

Work with Process Coordinators and site management team to investigate process problems and generate action plans aimed at preventing regulatory consent failure or non-compliance to rulings on sludge, flow, odour and other potential nuisances.

Process testing & setting for sludge, trigger values, chemical dosing rates, flow to treatment, plus others as necessary.

Monitor key process control points and plant performance against these control points and investigate variances.

Advise and devise reports on the capability of a sewage works to treat changes in catchment flows and loads.

Work with regulatory compliance to investigate pollution events from sewage treatment works and pumping stations.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with previous experience within either the wastewater or utilities sectors, preferably in chemistry or environmental subsectors. Wastewater process engineering and compliance will have been a major focus points within your recent career history. You will be educated to NVQ Level 3 or an equivalent. You will have a logical mindset and possess strong problem solving skills, particularly with compliance and fault finding and will be computer literate with Microsoft Office applications and experienced in project management. Along with possessing great interpersonal skills, you will be confident in coaching and supporting site operators. As travel to multiple sites will be required, a valid UK driving licence is essential.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role will be based out of Mogden STW. We are offering a starting salary between £28,985 and £39,215 depending on experience and qualifications. 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. Due to extensive travel, a car or car allowance also applies.

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 18/12/2018.

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