Sustainability Assurance Specialist

  • Job Reference: 37987
  • Date Posted: 10 July 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Exciting opportunity alert! Join our team at the Thames Water as a Sustainability Assurance Specialist. In this role, you will ensure our Capital Delivery projects align with environmental standards and commitments.
If you are passionate about sustainability and want to impact positively, this role is perfect for you! Join us in our mission to create a more sustainable future.

What you’ll be doing Sustainability Assurance Specialist
  • Promoting continuous improvement of environmental/sustainability performance of all projects.
  • Being familiar with and effectively communicating the requirements of current applicable environmental legislation and best practices.
  • Thinking innovatively and working with the Project Engineering team to identify areas where processes can be improved.
  • Aiding all project personnel to enable them to manage their carbon and sustainability duties and responsibilities.
  • Assisting the Environmental team in various internal and external meetings, workshops, management reviews and forums.
  • Raising awareness and understanding of carbon and sustainability targets throughout Capital Delivery.
Based in Hybrid, Clearwater Court, you will be required on-site and in the office as part of your role requires you to.
36 hours a week, Monday to Friday.
This role does require a driver's licence and access to a car.

What you should bring to the role
  • Be educated to a degree or equivalent in environmental/sustainability or something similar.
  • Previous experience in the Utility industry is preferable.
  • To have an interest in project delivery and a passion for protecting and enhancing the environment.
  • Take a proactive approach and be able to adapt to changing scenarios to solve problems and maintain Thames Water standards.
What’s in it for you? 
  • Competitive salary from £40,000 to £48,000 per annum.
  • 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.
  • A wider benefits scheme includes our benefits hub, which is packed with offers and information to save money and support your well-being.
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 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.