Posted Date:  19 Sep 2023
Posting End Date:  3-Oct-23
Location:  Derbyshire
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Asset strategy
Salary (£):  From £44,159.46

Senior Asset Engineer

Want to do the best work of your life? Playing your part in making a big difference to the environment and communities we serve. 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.


Our purpose is taking care of life’s essentials, but we’re also big on making a difference, not just because we should but because we care.


With that in mind we are looking for a Senior Asset Engineer to strive for best-in-class principles for their respective asset class (or classes). We’re wanting someone to come into this role to analyse potential problems to get a better understanding of them and find a way to promote a fix to solve them to ensure we are fit for the future.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Asset Engineer to join our team at our site in Raynesway, Derby for a 9 month full time contract.


Do you have advanced data analysis skills? Do you have proven stakeholder liaison skills? Or perhaps you have a degree in a relevant Engineering, Scientific or Environmental Discipline?


If so, then read on.






Cutting straight to it, as a Senior Asset Engineer you’ll:

  • Be responsible for understanding and interrogating your asset class performance, creating and developing robust investment plans and supporting the strategic vision for the company's future.
  • Lead the development and continuous improvement of a proactive risk methodology for the asset class.
  • Show a good understand of and effectively communicates the asset health of said class (or classes)
  • Be accountable for competent specialist responsibilities as well leading and the coaching of entrant and competent specialists within the tactical planning team.
  • Represent the business externally, actively participating and collaborating across the industry to support the continuous development of our assets and provides insights to support business strategy.
  • Be a key enabler of effective and consistent decision making for Operation & Maintenance as well as capital investment decisions.


As a Senior Asset Engineer, you’ll support our Tactical Asset Planning Manager as well as Engineers within the team and will be responsible for one or more of the asset classes identified within the Waste Networks subservice of Severn Trent.


The role will be all encompassing, allowing you the flexibility to pursue your passion for technical curiosity, whilst coaching and mentoring throughout the business to act as an asset class expert.


Sounds like something you would like to do?


Read on to see if you have some of the right skills needed to succeed. 






  •  A technical expert in understanding the Waste Network system
  • A good understanding of financial and project management lifecycles and the business planning process
  • Ability to present to stakeholders as well as contributing to communities of practice and steering groups meetings amongst others.
  • An expertise in data management, hydraulic modelling, construction techniques and risk mitigation to aid decision making.


Apart from being a great fit for the team you will need proven experience working across wastewater networks to support in the important work we conduct across our asset base.   This is an asset management related role, rather than a direct engineering position. As part of this role, you will determine where investment should be made, investigate overall trends of performance to identify new problem areas and most importantly manage risks to our assets.


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 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:


  • 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 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  
  • 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 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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