Water Quality Risk Scientist - West

  • Job Reference: R26633
  • Date Posted: 31 May 2024
  • Employer: Anglian Water
  • Location: Lincolnshire
  • Salary: £41,000
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Salary - Circa £41,000 per annum, salary dependant on skills and experience

Office based & home working within the Anglian Water Region

12 months secondment/fixed term contract, 37 Hours a week

Anglian Water offers a flexible approach, this role offers you the flexibility to work from home, site and from an Anglian Water office. Your base location could be in any of the following locations; Northampton/Milton Keynes/ Bedford/Huntingdon/Peterborough/Grantham/Lincoln.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to progress their career within Water Quality or develop their skills in risk assessment and management.

Our services are at the heart of every single family and community in our region. Our Water Services team clean water to the highest standard, deliver it to millions of homes, and carefully manage it to ensure it never runs out. We borrow water from the environment, store it and treat it to world-class standards to supply safe drinking water to 4.3 million customers in towns and villages from Grimsby in the northeast of our region to Milton Keynes at the south-western tip.

An opportunity has arisen for a Water Quality Risk Scientist to join the Regional Quality Team, based at any of our scientific sites in the West of our region (Northampton/Milton Keynes/ Bedford/Huntingdon/Peterborough/Grantham/Lincoln)

Reporting to the Water Quality Risk Manager, working closely with the wider business, you'll be responsible for ensuring that risks to water quality are investigated and effectively and efficiently managed. You'll also provide strategic operational risk analysis, assessment and risk management to the business.

Responsibilities will also include:

  • Identifying and utilising all water quality risk analysis tools from across the business.

  • Undertaking strategic risk assessments and maintaining drinking water safety plans (DWSP).

  • Providing scientific input into the development of maintenance programmes.

  • Developing short- and medium-term strategies to reduce risks to water quality.

  • Scientific input into operational Impact plans.

  • Providing expertise and advice for Regulation 31 compliance.

  • Monitoring pesticide levels aiding effective Abstraction Management decisions.

As a valued employee, you'll be entitled to:

  • Personal private health care

  • 26 days annual leave - rising with length of service

  • Flexible working

  • Competitive pension scheme - Anglian Water double-matches your contributions up to 6%

  • Bonus scheme

  • Flexible benefits to support your wellbeing and lifestyle.

What does it take to be a Water Quality Risk Scientist?

  • Demonstrable expertise in water treatment and distribution is highly desirable. As well as being an excellent communicator at all levels, you should have strong customer service, project management and data evaluation skills.

  • A proven problem-solving ability paired with good IT and time management skills are also essential to this role.

Why Anglian Water?

We are passionate and committed to the learning and development of our people making sure they have the right skills and knowledge to be successful and to help achieve their potential. We also take Health and Safety very seriously in everything that we do.

If successful in your application, you will benefit from access to a company vehicle, so a full driving licence is essential.

There will be some travel involved to our different office locations around the area we serve.

Inclusion at Anglian Water:

Join us and make a difference. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and we think our workplace should reflect that. We are committed to making sure all our colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. Together with our fellow water companies, we are committed to the Social Mobility Pledge; we are also a signatory to Business in the Community's Race at Work charter; we hold the Armed Forces Gold Covenant for Employers; we are an accredited Disability Confident employer, and we play a leading part in the Women's Utility Network.

Closing date: 20/06/2024

Interviews: TBC