Principal Scientist

South West
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Renewable Energy jobs, Waste Jobs, Water Jobs, Tidal Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Hydro Jobs, Wastewater Jobs, Waste Management Jobs, Waste to Energy Jobs
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South West Water
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Are you a scientific professional with water supply knowledge and experience looking for a new challenge?

South West Water provide reliable, efficient and high quality drinking water and waste water services throughout Cornwall, Devon, and parts of Somerset and Dorset. We believe that by investing in the future of our region, we are not only improving the quality of life for today's residents and visitors but are also taking responsibility for future generations. Our aim is to continually drive up standards, particularly in the areas that matter most to our customers and be amongst the best in the water industry.

We now have an exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the South West's leading employers as a Principal Scientist to join our team.

This role can be based in Bournemouth or Exeter with frequent travel between the two.

The Role

The Principal Scientist will provide high quality technical support to Operations 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 optimised and maintained in such a way to meet current financial and water quality requirements.

The Principal Scientist will advise and influence the Asset Owner of the current and emerging Regulatory Framework, minimising the Company's exposure to risk by developing short and medium term solutions with the Asset Manager.

You will manage the resolution of customer enquiries relating to water quality ensuring the needs and expectations of the customer, regulator and business are met. You will also liaise with the Drinking Water Quality Regulator and ensure all monitoring and reporting duties are effectively delivered to a very high standard.

The Ideal Principal Scientist:

 *Relevant scientific degree *In depth knowledge and understanding of the relevant water quality and environmental legislation *Committed to managing and promoting a strong team and supporting self development *Advanced computing and presentation skills *Ideally, corporate membership of a relevant scientific professional body for example IWA chartered scientist, CIWEM, RSC *Full UK Driving licence

Rewards & Benefits: 

In return for your hard work as our Principal Scientist, we can offer a competitive salary plus a range of excellent benefits, working within in a team-orientated and collaborative environment, for a company that strives to be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

If you have the skills and experience to join our team as a Principal Scientist, click apply today.

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