Posted Date:  19 May 2023
Posting End Date:  9-June -2023
Location:  Gloucestershire
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Waste water recycling
Salary (£):  £25,870

Operational Technician (Wastewater Treatment)

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.


Are you looking for a new career and love to solve problems? We have an exciting new opportunity as an Operational Technician!




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 covering the STW 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.


So, if you care about the environment, are curious about how things work and have the courage to challenge ways of work, we are absolutely certain you will be proud to work for Severn Trent.


The successful candidate will be required to undertake standby duties and weekend working 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). 


Some of your other key accountabilities will include:

• 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 – Waste Water Process Operator as part of their continuous development and delivered by our Academy.


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:


  •  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
  • Weekend overtime (rota basis) 
  • 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.