Senior Hydrogeologist

£32,000 - £49,000 yearly
  • Severn Trent Water
  • Midlands UK
  • 14 Apr, 2022
Full time Engineering

Job Description


Want to do the best work of your life? Playing your part in making a big difference to the environment and communities we serve. Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.

Our purpose is taking care of life’s essentials, but we’re also big on making a difference, not just because we should but because we care.

With that in mind we’re looking for a Senior Hydrogeologist to help get River Positive, fit for the future and more sustainable as an organisation long term.

Do you come from a hydrogeologist or an environmental regulator background and have experience of water resources management? Are you a good communicator with great influencing skills, and the ability to communicate simple or complex messages as required to promote practical solutions? Are you passionate about making sure we get the best out of our groundwater sources for generations to come?

If so, then read on


As a Senior Hydrogeologist at Severn Trent, you’ll sit within the Sustainable Abstraction Team and work as part of a team of multidisciplinary technical experts who provide specialist advice to the business and stakeholders.  During AMP7 and beyond we will be undertaking a complex environmental programme, Water Industry National Environmental Programme (WINEP) which encompasses several workstreams, this is where you come into it.

A key element within this role is around building relationships with stakeholders, consultant management and programme management. As the role holder, you will need to be great at building relationships with internal and external parties, such as regulators for example. There is also an ask for you to be experienced in managing consultants to ensure they deliver the right work and on time and should be experienced in programme and project management.

Using this experience, plus your strong water resources expertise and experience you’ll be able to successfully support and influence activities that will have a wider impact on your, and your teams, WFD (Water Framework Directive) obligations and our WINEP work programme.

The WINEP programme has several deliverables which are regulatory requirements, have and impact our Environmental Performance Assessment (EPA) rating. One example of something for you to get stuck into and lead is the delivery of greater environmental improvements by considering changes to water abstractions, beyond those already identified in water company plans. This is to help us deliver a sustainable abstraction regime across all sectors for decades to come.

If you’d like to know some more of the exiting, and industry changing programs you’ll be part of, along with some more details about your day to day role, apply now!


With that said, yes, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity and a caring attitude in equal weight.

We want people who show up and roll their sleeves up. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you really care, you’ll go above and beyond. When you really care you don’t just talk about it, you do more. 

We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do. 

And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity; who help us do just that.

We do more, because we care.


It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.  Here’s some of our favourites:

  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year) 
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £2,250 dependent on company performance) 
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%) 
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate 
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’ 
  • Private medical cover, life assurance, income protection and personal accident cover 
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers 
  • Family friendly policies 
  • Two volunteering days per year    


Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSevernTrent on social media.