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Posted Date:  15-Mar-2023
Posting End Date:  29 - Mar - 2023
Location:  Warwickshire
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Bioresources
Salary (£):  £31,000 - £35,579.94 plus monthly car allowance

Process Scientist




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 Bioresources team have an opportunity for you to join as our new Process ScientistAs part of the Bioresources Process Optimisation Team you are responsible for providing technical advice to all our Bioresources treatment facilities.


In your new role, you will be required to problem solve on complex technical challenges and complete root cause investigations of failures to prevent reoccurrence. You will provide support to the commissioning of new plants and processes with the Capital Delivery Team and provide a technical knowledge that supports the integration of new schemes.  You’ll also ensure that all aspects of the role are performed safely and compliant with the relevant legislation and the Biosolids Assurance Scheme.



Additionally, you will be involved with developing improvement activities to ensure the optimisation of a variety of sludge processes across our sites.  You will be expected to utilise a continuous improvement attitude to identify process strengths and weakness and play a key role in the delivery of environmental improvement activities within the region. 



Some of your other key accountabilities will include:


  • Accountable for providing technical advice on all aspects of sludge treatment


  • Proactively look at trend analysis and complete mitigating actions to resolve process issues.


  • Assess the impact on operations of changing methods of work or taking assets out of service for maintenance.


  • Provide technical advice and monitoring during commissioning of capital projects including development of commissioning plan.


  • Identify, support, set standards and deliver training for on-site testing and process knowledge development.





We’re seeking our new Process Scientist to be comfortable at prioritising workload covering a number of sites within the southern region, such as Finham, Gloucester and Hayden. You’ll also complete full root cause analysis, while generating process recovery plans.


To be successful, it’s expected that you’ll have excellent communication skills, have experience of working in an analysis environment, with the ability to interpret trends and making the complex simple for key decision makers. It would also be ideal if you hold a scientific degree.


A full UK driving licence is required as the role will require travel within the Severn Trent Water region.


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 between £31,000 - £35,579.94 plus monthly car allowance
  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year) 
  • Annual bonus scheme (up to £2,250 based on company performance and 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 Bees Nurseries 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 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.