Field Scientist

£26,963 - £34,000 yearly
  • Thames Water
  • England, UK
  • 16 Dec, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Who are we?

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km’s of pipes, to keep taps flowing and toilets flushing. We are an essential service and have operated throughout the Covid19 pandemic. 

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.

What you’ll be doing:

As the Field Scientist, you will be responsible for providing expert technical support to operational teams, maintaining regulatory compliance and meeting internal business targets.

As part of this team you will be expected to undertake activities such as water quality monitoring from the source to service reservoir, investigating water quality failures or events at company assets and providing recommendations to both internal and external departments on corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence. You will also be responsible for providing technical support to Production, Network and Capital Delivery Schemes in order to ensure that water quality requirements are met and undertaking out of hours technical support.

We’re looking for you to:

  • HNC or Degree (or equivalent) in a Scientific or Engineering discipline.
  • Experience in water treatment processes, supply or regulation.
  • Problem Solving is a crucial part of this role and any previous experience in this area would be highly beneficial
  • Good organisational, communication and interpersonal 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. The ability to work in a logical and analytical manner and be able to maintain a positive and professional approach is also essential.

What’s in it for you?

This is a fantastic opportunity to build on current experience within this environment and impart best practice to the Water Production team ensuring that they consistently achieve a compliant drinking water. As you will also be responsible for providing technical support to Production Network and Capital Delivery Schemes this will ensure that water quality requirements are met.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme.  

We’re proud of the positive ways of working we have adopted during the pandemic. We want to create a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles we’re moving to a hybrid approach where we’ll provide options around working from our offices, our operational sites and home dependent on role/team/individual. This will be discussed during the assessment process.

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 and we’re a Times Top 50 Employer for Women. 

Click here to find out more about working at Thames Water.