We currently have an opportunity for a Day Process Controller to work out of our Crossness Sewage Treatment Works.

You will be working as part of a team of Process Controllers, to ensure the effective and continuous operation of the works.

As the Process Controller, you will find that no working day is the same. This will provide a very interesting, challenging, and rewarding working environment. You will also be working at one of the biggest sewage treatment works in the UK and will receive full training and support for the Health & Safety, technical and process requirements related to the plant.

What you’ll be doing as a Day Process Controller

  • Being responsible for the overall operation of the Sewage Treatment Works, the plant, and equipment.
  • Maximising sludge through puts from the STW across to the THP plant.
  • Processing faults and advise suitable rectification, raising issues to the Maintenance Scheduler or Performance Managers as required.
  • Carrying out isolations to plant and issuing Permits to work as part of a safe system of work.
  • Assisting with on-site capital project works, coordinating maintenance and operational personnel, and raising reactive work when required.
  • Monitoring stock levels and request and take deliveries as required.
  • Monitoring, collating, and reporting data to ensure that statutory and regulatory compliance is met.
  • Undertaking safety and security checks and taking responsibility for the health and safety of yourself and your colleagues.
  • You will be required to work Mon-Fri from 7:30 am to 3:35 pm.
  • Base Location: Crossness STW SE2 9AQ.

What you should bring to the role

  • Technical C&G or HNC desirable but not essential.
  • Completion of NVQ level 2 units, BTEC, or equivalent experience.
  • Ideally, experience in the water industry, experience managing or controlling the relevant treatment processes.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and be prepared to cover shifts if required.
  • Previous experience with SCADA systems would be an advantage.
  • Full UK driving licence.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary up to £43,500 per annum depending on skills and experience.
  • Annual Leave - 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 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 must 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 complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, 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.