Posted Date:  20 Jul 2024
Posting End Date:  30/07/2024
Location:  Warwickshire
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Waste water recycling
Salary (£):  £30,854.89

Operational Technician

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 Water Recycling department, the role will be to safely operate and maintain a diverse range of equipment at our Sewage Treatment works and Sewage Pumping Station sites across the Stratford.


However, It’s not just about operating a Sewage treatment 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 making 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 working, we are absolutely certain you will be proud to work for Severn Trent.


The role holder is likely to be based at one of our main sewage treatment works dependant on home location but could also start from home straight to site working throughout the local geographical area. You will be provided with a vehicle for business use, plus safety clothing and tools appropriate to the job. The position offers an opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking team working on a variety of equipment and assets, where you will have the opportunity to embrace curiosity and develop new skills outside of your normal day to day activities. ​Any additional technical training required will also be covered.


We also have a competency framework to support your development from “New Starter (foundation)” through to “Skilled”, with the option to progress to “Expert” status.


In this role you will be working to ensure our sites and assets are operated effectively, efficiently and safely, through complying with and contributing to statutory, company & treatment works policies and procedures.


We are looking for people who demonstrate a positive outlook and behaviours, and can work under their own initiative, both unsupervised and within a team environment. We are looking for problem solvers, and people keen to make a positive impact by looking for ways to help us work more efficiently and effectively. You’ll need to have a flexible approach, with the ability to react quickly and efficiently to changes on any given day or over the course of the job role. If this sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you!


The role has great core working hours Monday to Friday, and the successful candidate will also participate in a 24/7 stand-by rota.




Having experience in Wastewater Treatment, Sludge Treatment or Sewage Pumping Stations and associated process knowledge would be very welcome but it’s not essential. If you a passion to learn we will support you with the relevant training.

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’d love 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, 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 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. We’ll always let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date - so keep an eye on your phone and emails. 


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