Drinking Water Quality Regulatory Adviser

Wessex Water

£38,000 depending on experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.wessexwater.co.uk/careers/vacancies/req003519 [email protected] 07770645574 Robert Knight

Reference: REQ003519

Sectors: water & hydrology

Closing date: Monday, 8th March 2021  


Are you looking for an exciting opportunity, where you can utilise your technical knowledge on water quality and help ensure our drinking water is wholesome and safe at all times? If so, then due to our expansion of new regulations in AMP7, the compliance team have a unique opening for a Drinking Water Quality Regulatory Adviser to join the team!

The Opportunity

Working in a small yet dynamic team, you will work collaboratively alongside our Regulatory Advisor, Scientist and Technicians to help protect public health and our compliance with legislation. As advocates of public health, we are thoroughly passionate and dedicated to the service we provide through to the wider drinking water side of our business.

As a senior member of the team, you will have a varied and busy role dealing with all aspects of drinking water supply, providing technical advice to the business about drinking water risk and regulations - to ensure public health and drinking water quality are protected at all times. Working with external organisations such as the Drinking Water Inspectorate, Public Health England and Local Authorities, you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

As a Drinking Water Quality Regulatory Advisor, you will oversee programmes of work and take the lead on investigating and reporting drinking water quality events. You will be required to take part in drinking water safety planning reviews and other onsite inspections across our water supply region. This is a wide-ranging and challenging role for somebody who is already involved with drinking water quality and wanting to use their skills in a public health and compliance focused environment.

What are the requirements?

An expert in your field, you’ll have at least 5 years’ experience operating within an operational process science-based role within the water industry and have a good technical understanding of drinking water supply. You’ll be degree level qualified within a science subject and ideally, be a chartered member of a professional organisation within a scientific field.

A big part of this role is reporting and being able to translate data into business-friendly reports. Having an awareness of public health, drinking water supply and quality is very important, as your reports will revolve around these. Have an awareness of European Legislation and World Health Organization guidance is highly beneficial.

To be able to effectively deliver your reporting, you will be required to have advanced knowledge on MS Excel and be able to confidently use V-Lookups, pivot tables and data analysis tools. Experience using LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) together with GIS software would be highly beneficial.

Hand in hand with reporting is your communication. Your exceptional interpersonal and influencing ability is highly important when liaising with external stakeholders, as well as senior management around the wider business. You can expect to deliver presentations to a large audience, as well as carrying out training and development for all things drinking water including the regulatory requirements.

Due to the potential remote nature of this role, you will need to hold a valid full UK driving licence.

Why should I apply?

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.

Please remember you must be able to prove your eligibility to work in the UK and provide evidence of qualifications gained. All offers of employment will be subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records check.

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