Water Quality Risk & Optimisation Manager

£58,000 yearly
  • Anglian Water
  • Remote (Peterborough, UK)
  • 27 May, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Water Quality Risk & Optimisation Manager

Circa £58k, salary dependant on skills & experience


Home based & Office – Peterborough or any scientific office (depending on your location)

37 Hours a week

Anglian Water offers a flexible approach, this role offers you the flexibility to work from home and from an Anglian Water office. Your base location will ideally be Thorpe Wood House, an Anglian Water site. However, your base location could be at any of our scientific offices, depending on your location.

Water is Life!

Our services are at the heart of every single family and community in our region. Our Water Services team clean water to the highest standard, deliver it to millions of homes, and carefully manage it to ensure it never runs out. We borrow water from the environment, store it and treat it to world-class standards to supply safe drinking water to 4.3 million customers in towns and villages from Grimsby in the north east of our region to Milton Keynes at the south-western tip.

We are currently looking for an experienced Water Quality Risk & Optimisation Manager to join the team.  The role will provide Leadership and development of the Water Quality Risk and Optimisation Team, ensuring delivery of effective and efficient water quality risk management and water quality optimisation to the business, and representing the water quality viewpoint at all stages in the capital delivery governance process.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and development of the Water Quality Risk and Optimisation Team.
  • Ownership of the company Drinking Water Safety Planning approach and the DWSP Risk Portal.
  • Ownership of the Water Quality Action Plan process.
  • Approval of water quality related schemes at all stages of the capital governance process.
  • Ensuring consistent water quality risk management approach through planned work approval and the Impact Planning process.
  • Leading the asset and network optimisation process from a water quality perspective, delivering sustainable savings to the business.

As a valued employee, you’ll be entitled to:


  • Personal private health care
  • 26 days annual leave – rising with length of service
  • Flexible working
  • Company car / car allowance
  • Competitive pension scheme – Anglian Water double-matches your contributions up to 6%
  • Bonus scheme
  • Flexible benefits to support your wellbeing and lifestyle.

What does it take to be a Water Quality Risk & Optimisation Manager?

  • Educated to postgraduate level in a relevant scientific subject.
  • Chartered member of a professional body.
  • Proven and demonstrable leadership skills, ideally including a management qualification.
  • Considerable experience of water process science, water quality customer service and public health issues with demonstrable expertise in water treatment and distribution.
  • Ability to think and operate strategically and tactically.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Commercial, business and industry sector awareness.
  • Proven problem-solving capability.
  • Proven formal training and coaching ability.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Opportunities are open to all suitably qualified candidates.

Why Anglian Water?

Here at Anglian Water we are one of the leading providers of water and water recycling services in the UK and our organisation is an industry benchmark for quality and customer service. But what makes us unique is our commitment to providing the development people need to make a real difference. 

Our career opportunities provide on-going learning and professional development within a challenging work environment, which provides a vital service for our customers.

Closing date: 13th June 2021

Interview dates: TBC