Process Scientist

  • Job Reference: 37526
  • Date Posted: 15 May 2024
  • Employer: idibu
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £40,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We currently have a great opportunity for a career-minded individual to take on the important role of Process Scientist.
As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for providing expert technical support to operational teams, maintaining regulatory compliance, and meeting internal business targets.
Base Location: Hybrid-Fobney (WTW) - RG2 0HP.
Working hours:  36 hours per week.
What you’ll be doing as the Process Scientist
  • Working in the Operations sector of the business (clean water production team) acting as an advisor to a specific production team.
  • Investigate and report on infringements, and feedback on remedial actions and share learnings with the Operations Teams.
  • Provide support to Capex schemes/Projects as required.
  • Develop professional working relationships with Operations, Engineering, and other internal customers.
  • Close liaison with other water quality monitoring teams. (such as catchment, groundwater, regulatory response etc)
  • Identify developments/optimisations that may improve asset performance or the business and suggest initiatives to the team and/or line manager.
  • Providing regular water quality reports and data to operational teams to support decision-making and project schemes.
  • Undertaking out-of-hours technical support on a one-in-six rota for which appropriate training will be given.
What you should bring to the role
  • HNC or Degree (or equivalent) in a Scientific or Engineering discipline.
  • Ideally have experience in water treatment processes, supply or regulation.
  • Problem Solving is a crucial part of this role and any previous experience in this area would be highly beneficial.
  • Good organisational, communication and interpersonal skills are also key to this role as you will be liaising with internal stakeholders within Thames Water daily.
  • Travel to other sites is required as a major part of this role thus a driving license is essential.
  • The ability to work logically and analytically and be able to maintain a positive and professional approach is also essential.
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary up to £40,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.
  • Development training package provided.
  • 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 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 enriching 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.