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Job Ref:  e20010632
Employer:  Thames Water
Industry:  Water
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Oxfordshire
City:  Oxford
Post Code:  OX4
Salary:  £20570 - £25000 per annum
05/10/2016 16:02

What is the purpose of the role?

You will be responsible for taking samples of wastewater at our sewage treatment works and companies that discharge into our sewers, within the Oxfordshire area. 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.

What makes this role unique?

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.

What will this role involve?

This role will involve:

Sampling sewage treatment work's effluents; sludge sampling and trade effluent sampling at industrial sites.

Setting up sampling machines.

Collecting samples to a pre-defined programme; following strict quality procedures.

Conducting on-site tests and inspections and reporting findings.

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 the coordinator.

Keeping accurate records of the Health and Safety activities.

Reporting details of issues arising from external audits, e.g. EA audits of UWWTD sampling.

Assisting the coordinator in carrying out actions to address issues.

What are we looking for?

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. The hours are 7:30am to 3:30pm.

Thames Water information and salary details

This mobile role is based out of Oxford Sewage Treatment Works covering the Oxfordshire area. We are offering a salary of £20,570. Our excellent salary package includes a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, child care vouchers, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more. Please note there is weekend working of 1 in 7.

About Thames Water

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 opportunities employer.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 19/10/2016.

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