This role will help to ensure that our development of projects like the building of Guildford Sewage Treatment works is done in a way that we are protecting our environment, reducing our carbon footprint and being always sustainable. This is an exciting role to ensure that Thames Water can help our environments and agriculture thrive while we deliver life’s essential service.

What you’ll be doing as a Senior Environmental Engineer

  • Lead the environmental de-risking of projects, identifying the environmental risks associated and ensuring appropriate mitigation is followed.
  • Produce, procure, and sign off the relevant environmental deliverables. Typically includes regulatory, sustainability, and biodiversity requirements.
  • Highlight opportunities for biodiversity enhancement.
  • Ensure projects are delivered sustainably and consider low-carbon delivery methods.
  • Liaise with environmental regulators to ensure they are satisfied with our activities.
  • Identify opportunities where improvements could be made.
  • Collaborate with environmental colleagues to ensure a joined-up and consistent approach.
  • Carry out site visits, inspections, and walkovers to ensure compliance.

Hybrid – Clearwater Court

36 hours a week Monday to Friday

What you should bring to the role

  • Passion for protecting and enhancing the environment.
  • Interest and experience in project delivery.
  • Able to adapt to changing scenarios to solve problems.
  • Effective communication and ability to build strong relationships at all levels.
  • Degree level (or equivalent) in an appropriate Environmental/Sustainability discipline.
  • Full driving license and access to a vehicle.
  • Knowledge or a background in an environmental or sustainability role.
  • Ability to apply a risk-based approach for managing projects based on knowledge.

What’s in it for you?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing, highly engaged team developing solutions for improving ways we can protect our environments and begin to reduce our carbon footprint.

  • Competitive salary from £45,000 pa to £57,000 pa.
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.

Who are we?

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water

 At Thames Water we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complimentary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, background, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. 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.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around 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 earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.