Water Regulations Specialist - Development Opportunity

SES Water
Redhill, Surrey
£30,000 per annum DOE
10 May 2021
04 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Water Regulations Specialist - Development Opportunity


Redhill, Surrey (with travel within the company area)


If you have previous experience in the water industry, this is a brilliant opportunity to take on a brand, new role in our business and build a specialist career.


About us:


Our vision is to be an outstanding water company delivering service excellence and we believe our people are integral to helping us achieve our goal to ensure that we deliver a high-quality service that is reliable and resilient. Our plan for the future is to ensure the services we provide are fair, future-proof, good for the planet and utilise smart technology. Water plays a role in all our lives. It’s an essential service and one that we are proud to deliver to our customers and communities.


We don’t just want to be proud of what we do, we also want to celebrate how we do it. We are an inclusive environment that values community, and your contribution to delivering our Business Plan over the next 5 years and our 5 pledges to our customers is vital. We aren’t just recruiting for experience - potential, fit and values are fundamental to building and developing our team. We want you to develop, grow and succeed and enjoy working at SES.


SES Water supplies 160 million litres of fresh water to over 735,000 people across Kent, Surrey and South London every day.


With a rich history dating back to the mid-19th century, we began by supplying water to individual parishes before merging and expanding throughout the next 150 years until today. We now maintain over 2,000 miles of water mains and manage eight treatment works, 23 pumping stations and 31 reservoirs and water towers.


Why you should join our team:


As a Water Regulations Specialist, you’ll become part of a highly enthusiastic and fast-paced team who use a collaborative approach. Joining a welcoming, open office culture, you’ll discover that every day brings a fresh challenge and the opportunity to learn something new.


Learning and development plays a key role in our ongoing success. You’ll have the chance to undertake a two week training programme with an experienced team. This support will be further extended on a daily basis by giving you direct access to experienced team members who will mentor you, as well as formal training in regulations and legislation.


What’s more, we value our people and like to promote from within. This role has the potential to progress into our Lab or Network Strategies Teams, so the only limit to your success is your own ambition.


The role:


- Salary of up to £30,000 per annum DOE

- Company car

- Up to 10% employer contribution towards Aviva's Group Personal Pension Plan

- Free on-site parking or in local area


As a Water Regulations Specialist, you’ll help to ensure that we continue to operate in line with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999.


As a member of our Inspections Team, you’ll work closely work with our Developer Services Team, who are responsible for preparing estimates for new connections, and liaise with Developers.


Reporting to the Network Manager, you will:


- Spend around 75% of your role completing site visits and the remaining 25% in the office

- Provide support that will inform decisions or updates to our Water Regulations Policy

- Ensure that new connections comply with regulations


Other organisations may call this role Water Compliance Advisor, Water Regulations Advisor, Compliance Officer, Regulatory & Compliance Officer, Water Network Regulations Advisor, or Water Compliance Officer.


About you:


Here at SES Water, experience and qualifications aren’t everything. What’s more important to us is potential, values and fit. We are looking for a Water Regulations Specialist with:


- A strong customer focus, an understanding of the commercial perspective and what drives developers and the ability to manage expectations in line with regulatory requirements and policies

- Great planning and organisational skills

- A positive attitude and the ability to adapt to changing requirements

- Strong written and verbal communication skills

- Experience in the water industry and knowledge of regulations

- A full, valid driving licence


Knowledge of the Water Industry Act 1991 would be beneficial to your application.


The benefits:


- Life assurance

- Bonus scheme

- 23 days’ holiday per year, increasing to 27 with service

- Give as you earn scheme

- Financial education, savings and personal loans through Neyber

- Aqualibrium - our wellbeing programme including Mental Health First Aiders and free annual comprehensive health checks

- Simply Health Cash Plan, Surgical Choices and Rewards

- Confidential crisis support, counselling and legal advice

- One day paid volunteering a year

- Discounts with our subsidiaries and Garage


This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit, who SES Water work in partnership with. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. We are both equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment.


What’s next?


If you think you could thrive as our Water Regulations Specialist, select the apply button shown to be brought through to the application process.


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