Trade effluent technologist (field based)

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Location: London

Type: Contract

Ref: e20012633b


What is the purpose of the role?

To provide a companywide focus for the issue of legal documentation to trade and industry under the provisions of the Water Industry Act 1991. The role will review all new trade effluent applications within the specified legal timescale, complete customer site visits for the assessment of process, volumetric, pollution prevention, health and safety and risk reduction purposes. The role will also complete existing trade effluent case reassessments as defined by the urban waste water directive to ensure accurate and fair charging of our customers and lower level trade effluent billing enquiries and customer contacts. This role will also attend incidents and take any follow up action such as formal sampling as evidence for prosecutions.

What makes this role unique?

This role will see you responsible for the issuing of legal documentation which will allow our business customers to discharge trade effluent into our foul sewerage systems. Carrying out risk and pollution assessments this is an excellent opportunity, providing you with lots of interaction with various internal stakeholders and external customers. Within a helpful and flexible natured team of five, you will get to see a variety of things you wouldn't normally expect to see in a role like this. The role requires the right candidate to work both in the office and out in the field.

What will this role involve?

Issue of trade effluent (TE) documentation

Completion of environment agency referrals under environmental protection (EP) legislation

Pollution prevention

Risk reduction

Maximising income and cost recovery

Incident management

Completion of case assessments (new and reassessments) and the preparation of prosecution documentation

Formal tripartite sampling

Customer and account queries

Trade effluent sampling

What are we looking for?

To be considered for this role you will ideally have a minimum of a higher national certificate in a scientific discipline or will be working towards or achieved relevant professional qualification. We are looking for an individual with relevant work experience and a good knowledge of wastewater processes and industrial processes. You will be an analytical and self-motivated individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills and a strong customer focus. Water industry act awareness would be an advantage. You will have the ability to work alone as well as part of a team. A clean current driving licence is essential.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based at Beckton sewage treatment works, Essex. We are offering a salary of up to 30,000 depending upon your skills and experience. Our excellent salary package includes a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, child care vouchers, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more.

About Thames Water

Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.

We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 22/01/2018.