Strategic Network Specialist

£39,270 - £53,130 yearly
  • Thames Water
  • Hampton TW12 2ES, UK
  • 17 Mar, 2022
Full time Water Management

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 Strategic Network Specialist, you’ll undertake the development, management and updating of major modelling activities to fulfil business requirements and provide specialist advice and solutions to strategic network opportunities around growth and development.

You’ll be responsible for building, utilising, and maintaining our water network models for use in network planning and in projects to optimise existing network assets and design and commission new capital schemes. You’ll become the subject matter expert for the evaluation of data and information from models to inform the company strategy and provide innovative solutions to strategic opportunities.

Typical day to day responsibilities include:

  • Hydraulic model building including the collection and analysis of network and operational data. Assembly into network models
  • Management of flow and pressure surveys
  • Support and management of the team of hydraulic modellers
  • Calibrating and verifying models
  • Carrying out studies using the models
  • Delivering excellent customer service and continuous improvement
  • Stakeholder engagement, including operations, strategic control, and asset management

We’re looking for you to

  • Be an experienced hydraulic modeller with extensive knowledge in network modelling
  • Be chartered (preferrable) or working toward charter-ship in an engineering or environmental based subject
  • Have demonstrable experience in the use of water network models, preferably with previous experience in the use of network modelling software EPANet, InfoWorks, or similar
  • Be adept with Microsoft Office and GIS and have experience in supervising consultants and coaching team members
  • Be a fast learner and have a solid understanding of hydraulic modelling principles including static and dynamic states, pressure management, diurnal demand profiles, and solution development for hydraulic problems

What’s in it for you?

In this role you will be working alongside a team of modellers and reporting directly to the Modelling Lead, you will be part of a very busy team of modellers delivering clean water network modelling projects and studies. This will involve undertaking detailed hydraulic modelling studies using Info water or other industry-standard software. The hydraulic modelling team is at the core of the business and feeds directly into growth and development planning and the overall business strategy.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with a 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.