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 of pipes, keeping taps flowing and toilets flushing. 

At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to life, so our business is always open.
We have an exciting opportunity to work as a Pollution Co-ordinator.

£30,442- £41,186 plus a 25% Shift allowance on top of basic salary.

12 hour rotating shift pattern, based on an average contractual 38-hour week worked over an agreed 6 week shift cycle.

What is the purpose of this role?

To triage potential pollution incidents from our assets and co-ordinate the effective response to them, focussing on collecting environmental impact data and reporting appropriately to our regulators. Working closely with field and office colleagues to reach the best outcome for the environment.

  • Monitor key systems for incoming work, assessing pollution risk and logging actions
  • Understand and act on relevant environmental guidelines and statute, ensuring the Environment Agency are kept informed of incidents, working collaboratively to prevent and mitigate impact to the environment
  • Working closely with field operations teams to ensure appropriate attendance, mitigation needs, and follow-on-work is identified and carried out
  • Utilise operational expertise (network) to support proactive pollution prevention activities
  • Help in identifying continuous improvement activities and support their implementation
  • Take responsibility for own health and safety and that of colleagues

We are looking for you to have:

  • Relevant technical capabilities to understand interaction between assets and impact of failure
  • Proven understanding of the regulatory and legal environments
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Fully competent at using the appropriate Company IT systems and Office software

What’s in it for you?

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.

Thames Water is a dynamic, rewarding, and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner.  If you join our team, you’ll enjoy a fulfilling career, flexible working arrangements a wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.

We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader employer. 

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities and the environment can thrive. This means, when a crisis happens, we all rally round to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and a earn bit of extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is so we can manage all the applications properly and give candidates a positive experience. Once closed, we can’t consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.