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Posted Date:  14-Mar-2023
Posting End Date:  27 - Mar - 2023
Location:  Birmingham
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Water Quality & Environment
Salary (£):  £24,842 - £29,359 depending on experience.

Plumbing Inspector



Hello, we’re Severn Trent and we think water is wonderful. Oh, we’re pretty keen on people too.


24 hours a day, 365 days a year we serve 4.8 million households and business across the heart of the UK. Each cuppa drank and every toilet flushed is only possible because of the 6,500 brilliant team members working across our patch.


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.





Our Water Fittings Regulations team have an opportunity for you to join as our new Plumbing Inspector.


This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a dedicated team inspecting 3rd party plumbing systems to prevent the waste, misuse, erroneous measurement, undue consumption, and contamination of the drinking water supply.


As the Regulator, you will play an essential part in helping the company to engage directly with the owner/occupiers of premises regarding poor plumbing practices whilst ensuring compliance with the Water Fittings Regulations are met.  The significance of the work you will carry out as a plumbing inspector makes this role such an exciting and unique opportunity.


Are you someone with experience in the Water, Engineering or Construction industry?  



Some of your other key accountabilities will include:


  • You’ll be responsible for overseeing work planned for you within a geographical area. 


  • Contacting 3rd party premises to arrange both proactive and reactive plumbing inspections to ensure their plumbing system(s) comply with the Regulations. The types of premises you will inspect can vary day-to-day from Household to Non-household properties.


  • You’ll also be required to use a variety of Microsoft applications and bespoke IT reporting systems.


  • The role holder will be located in the Wolverhampton/Birmingham regions.



As well as having the appropriate knowledge and skills to carry out the physical aspect of the role, you will also be required to use a variety of Microsoft applications and bespoke IT reporting systems.






We’re seeking our new Plumbing Inspector to be comfortable being able to clearly communicate with people through effective verbal and written methods is essential as well as having the ability to accurately articulate and record information in a reliable, accurate and complete manner. 


To be successful, it’s expected you’ll have a basic knowledge and understanding of plumbing systems as well as experience in working with the general public to help continue delivering great customer service.


As travel is involved with the role it is essential you hold a full driving licence.


The right skills and experience are important. But if you have the right character, positivity, and a caring attitude we want to talk to you too.


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 want people who show up and get involved. Those who are ready to be part of something bigger and who want to make a difference because they care. Is that you?





Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent, and 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:


  • Salary range £24,842 - £29,359 depending on experience.


  • Company car or car allowance.


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


  • Annual bonus scheme (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 get in touch with our amazing team of recruiters at


And if your curiosity has peaked 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.