Drinking Water Safety Planning Analyst (Ref: 1629/23)

Devon or Cornwall / Science / Permanent full-time

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Drinking Water Safety Planning Analyst (Ref: 1629/23)

At South West Water we believe that the strongest businesses are built on solid, stable foundations - with a vision and a culture that gives them the freedom to change, improve and innovate.
We’re proud to be responsible for providing reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and wastewater services for the beautiful South West area.
And we have huge ambitions.
Not only are we committed to reaching net-zero by 2030, but we’ve also partnered with wildlife charities, National Parks and local partners to help ensure a better future for generations to come.
So, if you want to be part of a diverse team where opportunities flow and fresh ideas are welcomed, #JustAddWater.

Would you like to work within a collaborative team where your skills and experience can make a difference? Are you an experienced Analyst seeking a new opportunity within a trusted and forward-thinking company?

We currently have an opportunity for a Drinking Water Safety Planning Analyst to join our team based in Devon or Cornwall. Joining us on a full-time permanent basis, you will receive a competitive salary of £32,661 per annum plus excellent benefits.
About the role
As our Drinking Water Safety Planning Analyst you will provide high quality technical support to Drinking Water Services using the Drinking Water Safety Planning approach in all areas of water supply from source to tap, ensuring that the public health of the customer base is protected.
You will ensure that existing assets are risk assessed through the relevant asset owners and maintained in such a way to meet current water quality requirements, specifically regarding regulations 27 and 28, and identify operational and asset deficiencies to enable the promotion of appropriate solutions within Operations and Asset Owner/Manager.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Assisting the Principal Scientist in the preparation of a sustainable strategy for continuous risk review of the water supply chain to ensure that cost, efficiency and Regulatory standards are achieved
  • Maintaining and updating the DWSP systems in line with the DWSP methodology to enable accurate and timely Regulation 28 submissions to the DWI
  • Ensuring that all relevant UK and EC legislation is adhered to, in particular that relating to drinking water quality, and complying with Health, Safety and Security policies
  • Reviewing operational practices and processes, identifying opportunities for improvements in efficiency and productivity whilst minimising the Company’s exposure to risk
  • Taking action to maintain public health by identifying risks and liaising with the Water Quality Scientists and Principal Scientists over relevant issues within their regions
  • Advising operational managers when ‘trigger point’ situations have been reached and giving guidance on, and assisting with, appropriate action
  • Recommending, considering and appraising new works proposals and liaising with colleagues in other parts of the Company as appropriate, to assess if new schemes are likely to meet relevant quality standards
  • What we are looking for:

  • Full UK Driving license
  • HNC in scientific discipline, degree preferred
  • Knowledge of the relevant UK water legislation
  • A flexible approach to work and happy to work both indoors and outdoors in all weathers
  • Good computing and presentation skills
  • Clear and concise communication (both written and verbal)
  • Commitment to ensuring that a positive and strengthened relationship with colleagues is developed and maintained
  • What's in it for you:

  • At South West Water, we don’t all do the same job, but we each get out of bed in the morning knowing that every day is a chance to make incredible things happen, together. In return for our people’s hard work and commitment, we offer an excellent range of benefits:
  • Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • Buy or sell annual leave to offer you extra flexibility
  • Buy a bike and safety equipment tax-free, through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • We offer free car parking at the majority of our sites
  • Take up to 26 weeks’ additional maternity leave
  • Share your parental leave and split your time off to care for your child how you choose
  • Invest in Pennon Group plc through our employee share schemes
  • We support our people by offering a free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme
  • Look after your wellbeing with our Champion Health support platform
  • Enjoy free eye tests and discounts on frames and lenses at Specsavers
  • Enjoy access to thousands of deals and discounts on supermarkets, high street shops, online retailers, travel, eating out, cinemas, gyms and much more though Perkbox
  • A range of group discounts: The Dell Advantage Programme, Virgin Media Affinity Scheme, Vodaphone Advantage and more
  • A discretionary Bonus
  • Competitive Contributory Pension
  • And plenty more!
  • Closing Date: Sunday 3rd December 2023

    Please note that the successful candidate will be subject to a mandatory DBS check as part of the onboarding process.

    Be yourself, we like it that way. Together, we will build a culture of belonging, where inclusion is instinctive. Diversity is our strength and a reflection of our communities. We care, we value everyone, we celebrate uniqueness.
    Our core values which are essential to our success are:
    ·       Trusted - We do the right thing for our customers and stakeholders.
    ·       Collaborative - We forge strong relationships working together to make a positive impact.
    ·       Responsible - We keep our promises to our customers, communities, and each other.
    ·       Progressive - We are always looking for new ways to improve and make life better.

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