Mitigation Solutions Specialist

£38,400 - £48,000 yearly
  • Yorkshire Water
  • Normanton, UK
  • 28 May, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Mitigation Solutions Specialist

Salary: £38,400 - £48,000 (depending on experience) + Bonus + Pension + 25 days holiday + BH

Location: Foxbridge, Normanton with home working currently due to Covid 19

There is flexibility for this role to be based from home with 1/2 days per week needed at our offices in Normanton for continuity and team blend purposes. Some travel to other Yorkshire Water sites will also be needed on, therefore a full Driving Licence is needed for this role

Purpose of the role

Yorkshire Water are currently recruiting for a Mitigation Solutions Specialist, a role that is pivotal in the delivery of successful projects to continue the growth of our Foxbridge Logistics centre and its continued support to service delivery.  You will be accountable to the Logistics Operation Manager and will be responsible for managing a team of six in the coordination and installation function.

The role will scope plan and deliver technical pumping systems and be responsible for expanding the engineering services at Foxbridge through pro-active engineering solutions. It will be predominately focused on changing YW’s approach to compliance and pollution mitigation across the business and developing tailored solutions in relation pollution risk management.

The role will require you to use your extensive experience of wastewater processes to project manage and develop solutions to reduce our risks on sites across the Yorkshire region.

Key Accountabilities

Some of the key responsibilities you will have will include but are not limited to:

  • Understand and develop complex mitigation plans/solutions for risks.
  • Ensure solutions are developed, delivered, and implemented within all the guidelines of the technical requirements.
  • Ensure actions for other YW teams are progressed in line with the agreed solution
  • Develop effective relationships with internal teams to understand their specific requirements and improve operating efficiency to support their needs
  • Establish, maintain, and develop relationships with external stakeholders around risk solutions i.e. contract partners, local authorities, and the Environmental Agency
  • Confidently communicate and report on your key finding in relation to the mitigation cycle.
  • Establish and develop management reports on mitigation risks and solutions. Updating through mitigation solution development and implementation.
  • Develop and execute implementation plans including the securing of funding, where appropriate, and development of agreed action plans for implementation.
  • Work with the leadership team to understand financial profiles and risks areas and contribute to altering of priorities accordingly.
  • Identifying opportunity and making a positive contribution to stock holding profiles.

Knowledge and Skills Required


  • Qualified to C&G L1-3/HNC/Degree In mechanical or electrical disciplines or both or Degree standard in Engineering.
  • You will possess strong CAD skills with commercial project management experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of pumping solutions for diesel applications, fixed electrical applications (surface mounted, dry well and submersible), power generations and requirement based on application
  • Knowledge of dynamic losses within an application.
  • Extensive pumping process experience, solutions and associated terminology.
  • Able to establish timely and efficient mitigation solutions maintaining engineering standards and commercial value under pressure. Efficiently cope with site pressure for resolution to issues.
  • Working autonomously to establish effective management metrics that allow pressure management and create timely programmes of scheduled work that align to risk levels.
  • Ability to cope well under pressure and prioritise upcoming work
  • (Possibly) Ability to own, manage and plan numerous projects that may span multiple stakeholders, locations, and treatment types continuously.
  • To be able to plan and deliver large projects with several customers.
  • Excellent Microsoft office skills
  • Familiar with SAP S4 or equivalent
  • Experience with IT Inventory and Monitoring Systems.


  • Water / waste industry experience
  • Pump background and/or associated water process equipment repair/service experience.
  • Previous experience working in an engineering function in water or waste sector or broader utilities sector.
  • Experience of managing projects from start to finish using multiple methodologies
  • Proven track record of implementing mitigation in a variety of situations and environments.
  • Previous experience in hands on engineering repair, installation or service within the mentioned fields. 

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply online and complete the application process. If you could also, please upload an up to date copy of your CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience for the role.

Advert End Date: Sunday 13th June

What's in it for you?

We are committed to attracting and developing the best people across our business. Our success relies on our ability to provide a supportive, inclusive and motivating environment where everyone has a role to play in supporting the delivery of outstanding service to our customers.


We offer excellent career opportunities to our colleagues, in an environment that is challenging and rewarding.


We are looking for highly talented people who can demonstrate an affinity with our values to help us achieve our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'. In return, we offer a lively and diverse environment in which people can build a long and varied career, rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package.





Company Information


Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire we make sure that all 5.2 million people living in the region have clean safe drinking water on tap and their waste water taken away. But for us it's so much more than this.


We care passionately about the environments and communities in which we work; we always look for new innovative ways to do things that deliver great value for our business and deliver the service our customers want and expect.


Our customers are at the heart of what we do and how we do things. We work best as a company to deliver this when we work together - team work, creativity, enthusiasm and passion are inherent within our 3000 people who work 24/7 365 days a year to keep Yorkshire's water flowing.


We are a business that has its eye on the future, planning ahead to look after Yorkshire's water, today, tomorrow and always.


Yorkshire Water values equality, diversity and inclusion we celebrate and support difference and believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.


Yorkshire Water reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.