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.

What you’ll be doing

  • This is an exciting role within the fast turnaround Microbiology laboratory, joining a high-performing team that supports each other in delivering a high-quality service to our customers.
  • This is a highly regulated part of the business providing critical results in a timely fashion for the best value for money.
    Together we analyse samples using the latest technologies and techniques such as MALDI ToF and Flow Cytometry. 
  • You would be responsible for conducting analysis of many parameters, which include Cryptosporidium, E.coli, Cytotoxicity, Taste & Odour Chlorophyll a, algae, Enterococci & Clostridium.
  • Adhering to, and being part of, a successful ISO 17025 Quality Management System
  • You will carry out quality investigations and report writing, as well as contribute to the continuous improvement of the department
  • You will need to maintain competency at each stage of your development and training.

 We’re looking for you to

  • Have previous experience working in a laboratory or to have a related Science degree
  • Follow strict instructions and guidelines to produce, record, maintain and verify data within a highly regulated UKAS accredited Laboratory
  • Have our customers at the heart of everything you do and value being part of a team to deliver exceptional customer service
  • Be comfortable carrying out repetitive work and have a real passion for working in a laboratory
  • Constantly looking for ways to improve both yourself and processes and will be comfortable in putting your ideas forward

What’s in it for you?

Joining our Labs gives you the opportunity to put your skills into action in our labs. Testing over 2 million samples a year and providing the highest quality drinking water to the Thames Water Region, the role really puts you at the heart of the business. It also provides you with the real chance to develop a strong long-standing career with our elaborates at Thames Water.

We have some analysts who have been with us for over 20 years and have enjoyed their time with us and have taken part in the progressions scheme we have in place to develop our analysts.

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 embrace and promote diversity and believe that creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve will help us to thrive.  We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process. 


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.