Field scientist

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Location: Walton-On-Thames

Type: Permanent

Ref: e20012990


What is the purpose of the role?

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.

What makes this role unique?

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.

What will this role involve?

Supply and analyse information to satisfy complex needs of the team and/or external clients, provide explanation or commentary.

Design and deliver an element of a technical solution and assist the team to implement it successfully.

Identify developments in the relevant technical specialism that may improve the business, and suggest initiatives to the team and/or line manager.

Coach and support others in own area of expertise.

Represent the Company in meeting with stakeholders to build awareness externally, regulate their activities or maintain the reputation of the TW brand.

What are we looking for?

The successful candidate would ideally have a HNC or degree (or equivalent) in a scientific or engineering discipline. Experience in water treatment processes, supply or regulation would also be beneficial but not essential. Ideally you will also have experience of working with Sample Manager, EQUIS and SAP IT systems. Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills are also key to this role as you will be liaising with internal stakeholders on a day to day basis. Travel to other sites is required as a major part of this role thus a full driving license is essential. The ability to work in a logical and analytical manner and be able to maintain a positive and professional approach when dealing with customers is also essential.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role will be based at Walton Wtw and is offering a salary of 29,000-35,000 depending on experience. Travel is required so a driving license is essential.

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 23/01/18.