Job Title: Trade Effluent Regulatory Scientist

Circa £41,000 pro-rated per annum (dependent on skills & experience) + Company car allowance

Up to 12 months Fixed Term Contract (Maternity cover)

Part-time – 22.2 hours/3 days per week (flexible on days across Monday to Friday)

Basildon, Essex & Home-working

Anglian Water offers a flexible approach, this role offers you the flexibility to work from home and from an Anglian Water office.

6 million customers. Countless career opportunities

Here at Anglian Water, we are one of the leading providers of water and water recycling services in the UK and our organisation is an industry benchmark for quality and customer service. But what makes us unique is our commitment to providing the development people need to make a real difference. Our career opportunities provide on-going learning and professional development within a challenging work environment, which provides a vital service for our customers.

As one of our Trade Effluent Regulatory Scientists, you will perform a pivotal role in effectively regulating non-domestic discharges to ensure the business provides environmental and social prosperity in the region we serve. Based at Basildon Water Recycling Centre, Essex, you will be travelling across Essex, reporting directly to our Trade Effluent Regulation Manager. You will work as part of a team regulating trade effluent customers and investigating pollution incidents.

Duties within this role include:

  • Protecting Anglian Water, our people, treatment processes and the environment from the impacts of non-domestic discharges

  • Setting up consents for new discharges and review existing consent documents following a set program

  • Applying sound scientific reasoning to ensure consistent and effective regulation of non-domestic discharges

  • Carrying out equivalent enforcement action following standard procedures

  • Gathering evidence and preparing documentation required for legal proceedings

  • Reviewing catchment areas to identify new or non-regulated trade effluent discharges and investigating pollution incidents

  • Complying with all health and safety procedures within Anglian Water and those on third party sites

  • Working in an equivalent manner to ensure market retail codes (Wholesale / Retail separation) are always met

  • Undertaking close liaison with Scientists, and operational teams to proactively meet business objectives

  • Contributing to the development of regional policies and standards

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

  • Personal private health care

  • Life cover- 8 x annual salary paid to dependents

  • 26 days pro-rata annual leave – rising with length of service as well as bank holidays with the option to swap Christmas and Easter holidays for those celebrated by your religion

  • Flexible working dependent on your role

  • 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 Trade Effluent Regulatory Scientist?

  • Educated to Degree Level or equivalent in a relevant scientific subject

  • Full UK Driving license, as this role will involve regular travel across Essex

  • Knowledge of water recycling sewage treatment process and collection systems would be an advantage

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to build and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders

  • Good understanding of IT systems and able to analyse, interpret and process data in a clear and concise way

  • Confident to challenge individuals and balance effective regulation whilst providing excellent customer service

  • Demonstrate an awareness and good understanding of Health & Safety

  • Plan, prioritise and manage own workload in a largely self-managed environment

Inclusion at Anglian Water:

Join us and make a difference. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and we think our workplace should reflect that. We are committed to making sure all our colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. Together with our fellow water companies, we are committed to the Social Mobility Pledge; we are also a signatory to Business in the Community’s Race at Work charter; we hold the Armed Forces Gold Covenant for Employers; we are an accredited Disability Confident employer and we play a leading part in the Women’s Utility Network.

Closing date: Sunday 2nd April


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