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Posted Date:  14-Mar-2023
Posting End Date:  03-March-2023
Location:  Derby
Company:  Severn Trent Water Limited
Department:  Capital Design
Salary (£):  Competitive

Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Do you like using your knowledge and expertise to solve problems and define solutions?


Are you self-motivated and enthusiastic – looking to progress through the next stage of your career within a vibrant team who really strive to make a difference?


Do you want to do the best work of your life - playing your part in caring for the environment and communities we serve?


If you answered yes to all those questions, then read on.


Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.

This is an exciting time as we are expanding our waste treatment design team. We have a senior electrical design engineer role for the right candidate.  We are looking for a talented, bright, and dynamic senior design engineer to join our team; a person who loves a technical challenge to drive our designs forward. Ideally with a water, wastewater or utilities background, we are looking for an individual with a sound practical understanding of outline and detailed design who are great at communicating and influencing others with those brilliant ideas and who really understand how to think big.






There are around 1,000 sewage treatment works within the Severn Trent Water region treating flows from hamlets through to some of Britain’s largest cities. Our Design Team uses their technical skills to shape the wastewater strategies for the company; providing expert advice to lead projects from feasibility through to detailed design to support the Severn Trent goals. You will work with our stakeholders, consultants and contractors to protect and enhance the quality of our waste treatment assets and rivers; interrogate and make improvements to our data systems; undertake investigations so that we have the best evidence available from which we can make sound decisions.


If you join Severn Trent, you can expect to use your technical skills to work across several different areas, including:


  • Sewage treatment assets - understanding our existing assets, completing risk assessments and short to long-term complex investigations
  • Developing strategies to allow us to enhance the existing assets and inform the Price Review regulatory submissions; collaborating across the business as we build our river quality, sustainability and net zero carbon plans influencing the business to transition away from traditional investment routes
  • Carry out self-led research on emerging technologies, to define new innovative treatment options and to collaborate both internally and externally to promote new strategies
  • Promoting our ongoing waste treatment capital maintenance programme; ensuring that we have robust evidence-based understanding of how our waste treatment sites work to ensure final effluent quality is maintained
  • Tactical support and advice to operational teams to maintain the availability and quality of our waste treatment services for our customers.






For this senior design engineer role, we want to attract those with the right experience but we also value character, positivity, and a caring attitude in equal weight.


With skill sets in mind, we need qualified senior design engineer with a proven track record in water, wastewater, or utility design.

Senior design engineers will be expected to demonstrate a range of project / programme management skills and have a track record of collaborative working with partner organisations and stakeholders. Senior design engineers will also be expected to develop and mentor team members and other engineers.


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 roll their sleeves up. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you really care, you’ll go above and beyond. When you really care you don’t just talk about it, you do more.


 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.


We do more, because we care.






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:

  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year) 
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £2,250, which is subject to eligibility)
  • 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
  • 10% monthly discount with Busy Bee Nurserys, and one-week free childcare 
  • Dedicated training and development with our Academy 
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers 
  • Family friendly policies 
  • Two paid 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


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