Environmental Monitoring Specialist

  • Job Reference: 37811
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £40,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

In this role, you will be responsible for providing a high level of technical analysis to support our field operations. You will use your environmental knowledge and expertise to proactively identify and respond to indicators of potential Sewage Treatment Work performance issues. You will closely monitor rising trends,  and work hand-in-hand with our field operations colleagues to case managing these incidents to an effective resolution.

What you’ll be doing as an Environmental Monitoring Specialist
  • Monitoring key leading indicator data from our Sewage Treatment Works to identify trends, instigate resolutions and case manage the follow up actions.
  • Assist your colleagues in collecting and analysing complex technical data with expert commentary, advice and recommendations, as appropriate.
  • Regularly interpret complex weather data, producing reports and actions for our colleagues in the field.
  • Work with the wider team and external data providers to improve the scope and application of the environmental data we use.
  • Identify developments in the relevant technical specialism that may improve the business, and suggest initiatives to the team and/or line manager. 
Working hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Base Location: Kemble Court, Reading RG2 6AD

What you should bring to the role 
  • We are seeking an engaging candidate preferably with a degree (or equivalent) in an environment related science with excellent relationship building skills.
  • Excel / powerbi skills would be highly beneficial.
  • Strong presentation skills, as well as strong written, verbal technical and non-technical communication skills.
  • Experience of working with regulators is beneficial for this role.
  • Strong attention to detail, problem solving and insight as well as the ability to work well under pressure is key to the crucial role.
What’s in it for you?
This role offers a great opportunity to use cutting-edge data to help improve our Waste Treatment Compliance. Utilising our in-depth weather forecast data, you will be at the forefront of handling the latest technologies and providing our field teams with the data they need to keep our assets running.  In this role, you will make a real difference and improve the way we work to minimising our impact on the environment. You will be working alongside a diverse and engaged team in a fast-paced environment in a role that has the potential to significantly benefit the company’s regulatory performance.
  • Competitive salary up to £40,000 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 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.