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Field Scientist

Zoek Pin Crofton Park, Greater London, England

£29000.00 - £37000.00 PerAnnum

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 38 days ago

About the role: In this exciting role, you will be contributing to a team of Field Scientists who undertake a number of proactive and reactive activities to ensure that water quality is maintained from source to service reservoir and incidents are responded to in a timely and effective manner.

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As part of this team, you will be expected to undertake activities such as water quality monitoring, investigating water quality failures or events at company assets and providing recommendations to both internal and external departments on corrective actions to prevent re-occurrence.

The position is based at Crossness Sewage Treatment Works and covers Thames Water’s South London area, stretching from Dartford to Epsom.

Key Accountabilities: Water quality data analysis, reporting, process monitoring and internal auditing from abstraction source to service reservoirs.

Ensuring daily process quality whilst seeking means of driving continuous improvement via optimisation opportunities.

Troubleshooting treatment processes when incidents or potential incidents occur, ensuring lessons are learnt and corrective action management is adopted to prevent reoccurrence.

Provide technical support to Production, the wider department, Network and Capital Delivery Schemes.

Undertaking out of hours technical support on a one in six rotas for which appropriate training will be given.

To be successful, you will have the following skills and experience: HNC or Degree (or equivalent) in a Scientific or Engineering discipline.

Significant experience in water treatment processes, supply, or regulation.

Awareness of Industry Best Operating Practice as applicable to potable water treatment and transmission would be beneficial.

Ability to work in a logical and analytical manner and be able to maintain a positive and professional approach when dealing with customers.

Good organisational, communication and stakeholder management skills are also key to this role as you will be liaising with internal stakeholders within Thames Water on a day to day basis.

Travel to other sites is required as a major part of this role thus a driving license is essential.

Use of a van will be provided.

Ability to work in a logical and analytical manner and be able to maintain a positive and professional approach when dealing with stakeholders.

What’s in it for you? This is a fantastic opportunity to build on your current knowledge within this environment and impart best practice to the Water Production and Capital Delivery teams, ensuring that they consistently achieve compliant drinking water.

Your work will ensure that we are delivering the very best water to our 1000’s of customers across the Thames Water region.

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 leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

About us: Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company.

We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 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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