Posted Date:  7 Jul 2024
Posting End Date:  02- Aug -24
Location:  Coventry
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Capital Design
Salary (£):  Competitive

Technical Lead - Functional Safety

What do you get if you cross an award winning, innovative, water company and over 300 dedicated team members? Our Capital Delivery team of course!


Our ambitious and innovative projects (all 5000+ of them) help to combat the challenges of waste and water infrastructure, flooding and water quality. Be a part of something bringing benefits to our communities, health outcomes and environment.


It could be the biggest challenge of your career. If you want to do more because you care, we’d love to talk to you.


Within our Capital Design and Delivery department, we are looking for a Technical Lead for Functional Safety to join our Design Excellence team.




This role will determine how we work and the standards we adopt in relation to health and safety within our delivery and design department, including functional and process safety, working with senior leaders from across Capital and Chief Engineer. This role will communicate improvements to the design team and hold leaders to account for adoption of standards, encouraging challenge and feedback for the purpose of innovation. The role holder will be responsible for setting, maintaining and raising internal standards and application of statutory and regulatory requirements within the business. In addition, this role will ensure that designers and project managers are competent in relation to health and safety, and act as the go to person for process and functional safety queries.




You will have experience in providing health and safety leadership to a large programme of capital works, and will be a subject matter expert in the discharge of client and principal designer level duties, as well principal contractor. You will be a subject matter expert in process and functional safety application in a safety critical industry, with the ability to lead by technical example. You will have experience working within a design environment, and will have experience delivering in both outline and detailed design.


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 involve. Those who are ready to be part of something bigger and who want to make a difference because they care. Is that you? 


We do more, because we care.




It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.  Here’s some of our favourites:


  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy / sell up to 5 additional days per year)  
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £2,250 depending 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  
  • 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   


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!