Waste Water Quality Technician

Job Title: Waste Water Quality Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Abbey Wood
Salary: £22400 per annum
Start Date: 2019-06-27
Reference: 4328
Contact Name: Robyn Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 27, 2019 16:42

Job Description

About the role:

You will be responsible for taking samples of wastewater at our sewage treatment works and companies that discharge into our sewers. You will follow a sampling schedule agreed with The Environment Agency whilst ensuring all quality procedures are met to ensure compliance e.g. sample contamination.This role will involve sampling from Thames Water - Wastewater sewage treatment works and trade effluent sampling at industrial sites.

You will be responsible for:
  • Setting up sampling machines.
  • Collecting samples to a pre-defined programme; following strict quality procedures.
  • Daily maintenance of sampling equipment would be the post holder’s responsibility.
  • Operating under Lone Working procedures (Solo monitoring).
  • Carrying out regular self PPE / van equipment checks, reporting shortfalls to Coordinator.
  • Keeping accurate records of the Health and Safety activities and report details of issues arising from external audits, e.g. EA audits of UWWTD sampling.
  • Assisting the Coordinator in carrying out actions to address issues.
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience: 

Do you have a valid, UK driving licence? Do you have proven experience working to strict instruction? We are looking for someone who is computer literate, is willing to learn and is able to take the quality and compliance seriously. As you will be managing your own workload you will been to be organised with the ability to priorities and meet tight deadlines.

Previous sampling experience would be beneficial.

What’s in it for you: 

Working outside everyday provides an interesting working environment. You will have the autonomy & responsibility to manage your own workload which will suit someone who enjoys lone working. This role will be enjoyed by those who are motivated by seeing positive results.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 

We’re also proud to be here for our local community around London, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

About us: 

Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times. We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer, welcoming applications from all walks of life to join our diverse team. We’re also leading the way with our award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.