Job Title: Technical Specialist

£27,000 – £34,500, dependant on skills and experience



Full time, 37 Hours a week

Anglian Water supplies to over four million domestic and commercial customers, so it’s crucial that we deliver clean, safe water efficiently and effectively. We undertake rigorous water-testing procedures; protect thousands of kilometres of rivers and wetland parks and work tirelessly to preserve biodiversity in the area.

Working in our modern and well equipped laboratory, you’ll primarily be responsible for assisting the Laboratory Operations Manager in providing a high quality analytical service to our customers. This is a key role in helping us to meet our goals for regulatory monitoring and ensuring that health, safety, and quality practices are adhered to at all times.

Working within a large and diverse team, you’ll ensure that the preparation and analysis of a variety of sample matrices from the Anglian Water region is carried out to a high standard.

You’ll demonstrate a thorough understanding of the methods and procedures used within the laboratory and ensure all equipment and consumables are available and maintained in good working order.

You’ll work closely with the Laboratory Operations Manager and Technical Coordinators to provide high quality data and ensure that our regulatory requirement is met. Whether it is on individual projects or working as part of a team, you’ll need to be able to balance your various workloads and assist in the guidance and supervision of the Analysts. 

As a valued employee, you’ll be entitled to:   

  • Personal private healthcare 

  • 23 days annual leave – rising with length of service 

  • Flexible working  

  • Competitive pension scheme - Anglian Water double-matches your contributions up to 6% 

  • Bonus scheme 

  • Flexible benefits to support your wellbeing and lifestyle. 

What does it take to be a Technical Specialist?   

  • HNC Scientific level preferable or equivalent demonstrable experience

  • Experienced in LC + GC-MS to resolve complex technical problems. Ability to troubleshoot, resolve and minimise issues with instrumentation.

  • Knowledgeable in method development + take responsibility for continuous improvement of methodology

  • Excellent organization and coordination skills Maintaining laboratory records and equipment validation

  • Ability to analyse, compare, interpret and make judgements based on data

  • Experience working in a regulated environment (e.g. ISO 17025, ISO 9001)

  • Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise workload appropriately

  • Able and willing to transfer technical knowledge Ability to troubleshoot, resolve and minimise issues with instrumentation

  • Ability to analyse, compare, interpret and make judgements based on data

  • Identifying and development own specialist technical skills and knowledge

  • Understanding our customer requirements and how customers use our analytical data

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

  • Understanding and application of efficiencies and LEAN methods 

Opportunities are open to all suitably qualified candidates.    

Why Anglian Water?   

We are passionate and committed to the learning and development of our people making sure they have the right skills and knowledge to be successful and to help achieve their potential. We also take Health and Safety very seriously in everything that we do.    

If you are offered a job with us, you’ll be subject to the relevant/standard employment checks, including: your right to work in the UK, reference, driving licence and identity check. Depending on your role, you may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.     

Closing date: 7th February 2023


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