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Posted Date:  16-Mar-2023
Posting End Date:  30/03/2023
Location:  Birmingham
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Waste water recycling
Salary (£):  £25,870

Operational Technician


Did you know the length of Severn Trent’s waste network would wrap around the world twice? Well, now you do.

It’s a big network, and a big responsibility. Every day 8 million people from Scunthorpe to Stroud rely on us to bring them clean water at the turn of a tap and take away their waste in one flush.

From planning, to digging, to inspecting we welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality. We know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our customers and the communities where they live. 

If you want to do more because you care, we’d love to talk to you. There really is something for everyone here.


Working within our forward-thinking Waste Recycling department, the role will be to safely operate and maintain a diverse range of equipment at Sewage Treatment works/Sewage Pumping Stations over the South Birmingham area. it’s not just about operating a sewerage plant and equipment, you’ll protect and enhance our regions environment, whilst providing an essential service to the community.

With support and training you’ll become part of a team of experts who are at the front line of enhancing our regions rivers. Day to day you’ll be responsible for make sure our treatment processes are working optimally to deliver this important work. But don’t worry there will be plenty of people on hand to support and come up with solutions to help you succeed. We’ll also welcome your ideas and a new mindset to continually improve what we do on a day-to-day basis.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake standby duties on a rota basis. Any additional technical training required will also be covered and great working hours too (Monday - Thursday 7.30am-3.30pm and Friday 7.30am-3pm).

Your key accountabilities in this role will be:

• Passion to learn and work towards Operator technical training in Sewage and Sludge Treatment.

• Ensure sites and assets are operated at the minimum cost and in an energy efficient way.

• Comply with and contribute to statutory, company & treatment works policies and procedures.

• Demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviours.

• Ability to work unsupervised and within a team framework to meet deadlines

• Flexible approach, with the ability to react quickly and efficiently to changes on any given day or over the course of the job role



Having experience in Wastewater Treatment or Sludge Treatment process knowledge would be very welcome but it’s not essential.

A full UK driving licence would be essential.  The successful candidate will be required to achieve the qualification Level 2 – Wastewater Process Operator as part of their continuous development and delivered by our Academy.

Of course, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity and a caring attitude in equal weight.

We want people who show up and then get stuck in. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you do, you’ll go above and beyond. When you really care you don’t just talk about it, you commit and make a positive difference.

We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.

And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity; who help us do just that.



Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent. We’ll reward you for it, too. We have a range of benefits that recognise great work, and award-winning training to help you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the communities where we live.

With that in mind, here are just some of our favourite's perks that you’ll get being part of the Seven Trent family:

Base salary of £25,870

25 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)

Annual bonus scheme (of up to £1,500 per annum based on company performance)

Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)

Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate

Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’

Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers

Family friendly policies

Two volunteering days per year



We can’t wait to hear from you.   

Before you apply, you’ll need an updated copy of your CV and about five minutes to spare. If you’re not too sure about what you need to do, or have a question about the role before applying, please do reach out to our amazing team of recruiters at 

If your curiosity has been piqued and you're wanting to find out even more, search #LifeAtSevernTrent on social media. 

Ps. we’ll always let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date - so keep an eye on your phone and emails!