Waste Water Quality Technician (350_22)

Plymouth, England /
South West Water – Operations - Waste Water Services /
Permanent full-time
At South West Water we believe that the strongest businesses are built on solid, stable foundations - with a vision and a culture that gives them the freedom to change, improve and innovate.
We’re proud to be responsible for providing reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and wastewater services for the beautiful South West area.
And we have huge ambitions.
Not only are we committed to reaching net-zero by 2030, but we’ve also partnered with wildlife charities, National Parks and local partners to help ensure a better future for generations to come.
So, if you want to be part of a diverse team where opportunities flow and fresh ideas are welcomed, #JustAddWater.

Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your previous skills and experience, in a trusted and collaborative workplace?

About the role:
We currently have a fantastic opportunity available for a Waste Water Quality Technician to join our regional team based in Plymouth.  You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis, and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £20,055 + excellent benefits.
This position although based in Plymouth will be working in Devon and Cornwall.
Job Purpose:
As the Waste Water Quality Technician you will undertake various Waste Water sampling activities and on site analysis to meet the company’s Operator Self-Monitoring (OSM)  UV disinfection and Urban Waste Water Treatment Regulation (UWWTR) regulatory requirements. You will also assist the Waste Water Scientific team, as required, with trade effluent discharge monitoring.

What you’ll be doing:

    • Undertake various sampling duties within the Environmental Performance Team primarily for regulatory monitoring in accordance with OSM , UV and UWWTR Regulatory requirements
    • Adhere to all documentation contained within the Quality Management Systems for OSM, UV and UWWTR sampling. This relates to; the collection and transportation of samples, record keeping, notification processes, temperature monitoring and all other required working practice
    • Comply with the Company’s Health, Safety & Security policies, adhering to any relevant risk assessments, task safety instructions and training
    • To support the Event Duration Monitoring (EDM) team on performance investigational work
    • To provide support to the Waste Water Scientific Team by collecting Trade Effluent discharge samples
    •  Maintain a high standard of customer service when dealing with the general public and external organisations to uphold the company image
    • Provide sampling support during events and incidents as required
    • Be prepared to be flexible in order to cover sampling activities across the whole region
    • To participate in weekend working on a 6 week rota

What we are looking for:

    • Full UK Driving Licence  
    • 5 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths, English and a Science subject at grade C or above
    • Previous experience in managing workload to deadlines
    • A good geographical knowledge of South West
    • Ability to follow procedures to the exacting standards demanded by the Regulator and business
    • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to keep accurate records
    • Proficient in the use of MS Office and confident when using computers and learning new systems
    • To participate in studying for NVQ equivalent qualification in Monitoring the Water Environment
    • Ability to work alone whilst keeping team members informed
    • Logical approach to tasks and the confidence to use initiative when circumstances dictate
    • Capable of clear and concise communication, both verbal and written
    • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to act with tact and diplomacy towards others
    • A flexible approach to working hours, areas covered and be able to work some weekends

What's in it for you:

    • We know that the support and commitment of our staff is key to our success so you will receive the opportunity for ongoing development and training for a long-term career with us. We’re one of the largest companies in the South West and are proud to have been awarded Investors in People recognition.

      In return, we offer an excellent range of benefits including:
    • Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays
    • A discretionary Bonus
    • Competitive Contributory Pension
    • Share-save Scheme
    • Various health benefits
    • Wellbeing support programmes
    • A range of Group Discounts
    • Cycle to Work Scheme
    • Financial support services
    • And plenty more!
Closing Date: Thursday 7th July 2022

If you are looking for a new challenge, please click apply now to be considered as our Watse Water Quality Technician - we look forward to receiving your application.

Please note that the successful candidate will be subject to a mandatory DBS check as part of the onboarding process.

Be yourself, we like it that way. Together, we will build a culture of belonging, where inclusion is instinctive. Diversity is our strength and a reflection of our communities. We care, we value everyone, we celebrate uniqueness.
Our core values which are essential to our success are:
·       Trusted - We do the right thing for our customers and stakeholders.
·       Collaborative - We forge strong relationships working together to make a positive impact.
·       Responsible - We keep our promises to our customers, communities, and each other.
·       Progressive - We are always looking for new ways to improve and make life better.