Trainee Process Scientist


Job title: Trainee Process Scientist

Company: Wessex Water

Job description: Are you an environmental or scientific graduate? Seeking an exciting opportunity to develop your scientific knowledge with a leading organisation? If so, we have the perfect job for you.

Wessex Water supplies water to 1.3 million people in the south west and treats waste for 2.8 million customers. Our Wastewater Process Scientists assess and monitor our Water Recycling Centres performance and implement plans to ensure the sites achieve the required environmental quality standards while maintaining budgets.

What you’ll do

In this role you will be supported to develop into the next generation of expert wastewater scientists. You will work in partnership with and provide technical support to our Water Recycling operational teams in Somerset to help ensure that we comply with environmental quality standards. Working alongside our experienced team members, you will be provided with the support and opportunities to progress within the team and company.

You will become responsible for monitoring and managing the performance of various biological and chemical treatment processes. You will also plan and advise measures to improve quality, optimise process and reduce cost or environmental impact on site.

The role involves a mixture of office and field based working and will take you around numerous sites in Somerset so will require a willingness to travel and a full driving license. There are opportunities available in West and South Somerset with flexibility available on base location.

What you’ll need

In addition to a degree in an environmental, scientific or engineering subject applicants will require:

  • Well-developed data analysis skills including Microsoft Office applications
  • Problem solving skills
  • An ability to plan and prioritise work effectively
  • Effective communication skills to develop good working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • A knowledge of wastewater treatment processes and understanding of environmental permitting
  • Environmental sampling and/or analytical experience
  • A valid full UK driving licence

What you’ll receive

  • Total pension contributions up to 20%.
  • Career progression and professional development opportunities.
  • 25 days’ holiday rising to 28 with length of service.
  • The opportunity to buy up to ten days’ holiday and sell up to five every year.
  • A healthcare package that allows you to claim back healthcare costs.
  • Life assurance of up to eight times your salary.
  • A new electric car in exchange for part of your gross salary.
  • Cashback and discounts from more than 3,000 retailers.
  • One paid volunteering day each year.
  • Enhanced family leave and pay arrangements.
  • An interactive health and wellbeing platform.
  • Support from mental health first aiders.
  • A £1,000 referral fee if you recommend someone to work for us.

Who we are

We are one of the top-performing water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, serving 2.9 million people across the South West.

The work we do goes beyond providing an essential public service. We also aim to have a positive impact on the communities we serve and the natural environment.

Our people tell us Wessex Water is a great place to work, which is why so many of them stay with us! You will have the opportunity to develop and progress your career, while also receiving health and wellbeing support.

We also continue to promote diversity and inclusion – with that in mind, all applicants are welcome. We are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a Disability Confident Employer.

This is an exciting opportunity to join us and if you would like to be part of our journey, we would love to hear from you. Please do not hesitate to let us know about any additional support you may need.

Sound interesting? Apply to start your application.

Expected salary:

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Job date: Wed, 20 Dec 2023 01:59:37 GMT

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