Water Treatment Scientist

Water Treatment Scientist
Salary: Up to £30k per annum, plus standby 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Location: Based in Cambridge or South Staffs Water (Midlands) region

At South Staffs Water we deliver clean and reliable water supplies to around 1.7 million customers within the South Staffs and Cambridge regions.

At South Staffs Water incorporating Cambridge Water we pride ourselves on the quality of our drinking water and the customer service we provide. To maintain our high standards, it is vital we can demonstrate the quality of the water we supply. 

With Water Quality high on our list of priorities, we are looking to recruit a Water Treatment Scientist to help us meet our regulatory requirements.   Reporting to the Water Treatment Manager you will be an expert in water treatment processes and quality control at our Cambridge Water Production sites. 

Main duties will include:

• Ensure compliance with Water Quality Regulations and Company policies at treatment sites
• Analyse and interpret water quality and operational data, including SCADA, in order to optimise plant performance and identify process issues.
• Investigate and provide written and verbal reports related to breaches of standards or poor performance. 
• Identify risks/weaknesses in existing treatment controls, formulate and promote solutions to mitigate risks.
• Provide water treatment process and water quality advice, support investment project delivery and operational activities across the Cambridge region.
• Own, develop and maintain treatment process policies, procedures and documentation.
• Complete routine and ad-hoc tasks to support the day-to-day activities of the Water Quality department as and when required including representation at cross departmental meetings.
• Deliver specialist water quality training to operational colleagues.

It is essential that you have excellent written and verbal communication skills and IT skills.  A full valid driving license is essential.  

Education to graduate/HND level in a scientific discipline is also required and experience in a drinking water treatment and/or quality or related area would prove advantageous.  The role also requires participation in an “out of hours” standby rota

To apply, please forward your CV and covering letter expressing the skills and qualities you will bring to the role to waterhr@south-staffs-water.co.uk

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