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Wastewater hydraulic network modeller

Thames Water
Date Posted
31st October 2018
£36,000 Per Annum

What is the purpose of the role?

Building, utilising and maintenance of our wastewater network models for use in network planning and in projects to both optimise the use of existing network assets and to design and commission new capital schemes. You will have the ability to work on your own initiative and to provide guidance on technical matters.

What makes this role unique?

In this role, you will be working alongside a team of modellers and reporting directly into the modelling lead, you will be part of a very busy team of modellers delivering wastewater network modelling projects and studies. Thames Water has a recognised team of modellers who are experts in the field. This is an opportunity for you to learn from the best in the business and learn bespoke modelling skills.

What will this role involve?

This role will involve:

Manage a major modelling activity area to meet current and future demands, which will involve working closely with colleagues in Wholesale Wastewater.

Model building and calibration using appropriate data sources. Models must meet the Thames Water design standard.

Evaluate wastewater network performance to identify new/validate existing risks and needs. Where applicable develop, test and evaluate solutions.

Manage and maintain Live models providing real-time forecast data to the business and contractors.

Develop / improve model quality assurance system in line with or steering the industry.

Provide technical support to the wider business as required.

What are we looking for?

Ideally we are looking for someone with a substantial amount of experience in wastewater network modelling. They should be experienced in the use of the ICM and/or ICMLive modelling packages. We are keen to speak with candidates with a degree and preferably professional qualification in engineering, scientific or environmental based subject (or similar). You will be competent with Microsoft Office and GIS. Strong analytical skills and an aptitude for investigation and problem solving are also required for this key role. You will possess the ability to work on projects in isolation on occasion as well as working well within the team. Due to the nature of this role you will be required to have a valid full driving licence.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role will be based at Reading Sewage Treatment Works and is offering a salary from £35,700 depending on 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 28/11/2018.

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