We have created an excellent opportunity for a Wastewater Risk Scientist to join our team. Youn will support wastewater operations during our risk transformation programme and be responsible for ensuring that risks to compliance and the environment are effectively and efficiently managed.
If you’re eager to find a role where you can fully utilise your knowledge of wastewater treatment processes, sewerage activities and environmental regulations, then this would be a great position for you!
What will I be doing?
We’re currently transforming our systems, data and processes to improve our risk management capabilities. You’ll play a key role in supporting this programme through data cleansing, user acceptance testing and training. This is a great opportunity to shape how we manage risk at Wessex Water.
Joining as our Wastewater Risk Scientist, your role will see you collaboratively working with operational colleagues, where you’ll be the primary point of contact for risk management across wastewater activities (trade effluent, sewerage, water recycling and bioresources).
You’ll regularly review risks to ensure they are all consistent, accurately recorded and representative to enable targeting of capital and/or operational strategies to appropriately manage risks.
Assurance of our risk position is fundamental to our process. You will take a key role in assessing the effectiveness of our controls and identifying areas of improvement.
In addition to the above, you’ll collate proposed changes to the system, data and/or methodology on behalf of wastewater operations and represent wastewater operations at the ‘Change Board’.
What are the requirements?
To really flourish in this position, we are looking for someone who is degree qualified in a relevant scientific discipline (or equivalent experience) and has sound knowledge of treatment processes, sewerage activities, environmental regulations and industry best practice. Risk management knowledge or experience would be beneficial but not essential.
Desirably, you’ll hold, or be working towards, Corporate Membership of a Professional body (eg, CIWEM, IW) at registered (eg, RSci, REnv) or chartered status (eg, CSci, CEnv).
Due to the nature of this role having a large focus on analysing data and reporting, you’ll possess excellent analytical, investigation and report writing skills.
Equal to the above experience, you’ll need to possess exceptional interpersonal and good communication skills, as you’ll regularly be engaging with a wealth of skilled professionals throughout the business.
What you’ll get from us?
Our people tell us Wessex Water is a great place to work, and they stay with us! We are proud of how we support professional development, career progression and a wide range of opportunities for everyone. We have a wealth of both financial and non-financial benefits to offer our people and are committed to ensuring we provide an environment that supports health and wellbeing and flexible working. Check out our careers page for more information.
Wessex Water is one of the top performing water and sewerage companies in the UK, serving 2.8 million customers across the south west of England. It is part of the Wessex Water Group, which comprises a number of other companies alongside our regulated business, including engineering and construction, property development and waste management and renewable energy services.
If you have what it takes to join this award-winning business and want to be part of our exciting journey and share in that success, then please get in contact with us to find out more.
We are an equal opportunities employer. You must be able to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK and proof of skills and qualifications gained. Appointment of successful applicant/s will also be subject to receiving suitable references and basic (or where job applicable) other criminal disclosure checks.
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