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Senior Scientist

 

 

Salary: £28,649 to £35,811 dependent on experience + quarterly bonus + pension + 25 days holiday

Location: Buttershaw with the option to work flexibly across other YW sites and home

 

 

Purpose of the role

 

 

In this role you will be supporting the Technical specialists (River Resilience and WFD) in delivering a programme of environmental improvements to achieve our Outcome Delivery Incentives and contribute to our ‘Environment’ Big Goal.

 

You will drive delivery with our capital delivery team and framework partners to meet challenging efficiency targets and ensure that non-standard assets (e.g. fish passes) are maintained.

 

In addition, you will support strategic partnerships to outperform our regulatory commitments and deliver wider benefits to our customers and coordinate monitoring of our environmental assets to demonstrate those benefits.  You will design and manage complex multi-disciplinary monitoring programmes to support the Drought Plan, Heavily Modified Water Bodies (WFD) programme, and other team regulatory commitments. You will also work with our research partners and innovation team to define and deliver R&D that supports the team’s objectives.

 

 

Key Accountabilities

 

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

 

  • Supporting Technical Specialists (TS) for delivery of all fish passage and river restoration WINEP schemes. Support delivery of wider team environmental programme and work with Project Managers and partners to drive efficiencies
  • Scheme regulatory sign off and delivery of Performance Commitment (PC) contribution. Collation of evidence for Length of River Improved (clean water) and Working With Others PCs and reporting.
  • Supporting TS in developing and delivering schemes to outperform PCs
  • Supporting TS on partnership projects
  • Developing system to capture non-standard assets. Create maintenance plans, utilising 3rd parties where appropriate, to demonstrate that benefits are maintained. Responsible for delivery of these plans
  • Supporting TS in developing a monitoring framework to capture benefits across 6 Capitals
  • Designing and implement monitoring programme for relevant schemes
  • Providing evidence base to inform future investment. Work with manager and investment planning team to make a robust business plan submission
  • Ensuring that the Company maintains and develops relationships with key Regulators and NGOs
  • Attending and contribute to relevant conferences and events to support all role responsibilities

 

 

Knowledge and Skills Required

 

 

Essential:

 

 

  • Degree in a relevant discipline
  • Previous experience gained within the water or environmental regulation sectors
  • Experience of delivery of complex environmental schemes
  • Proven ability to develop excellent working relationships
  • Ability to design and coordinate environmental monitoring programmes and targeted investigations
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic team player with excellent organisational skills
  • Owns and has a positive attitude to solving problems
  • Able to communicate effectively through written communications, presentations and in meetings
  • Ability to coach others on technical issues

 

 

Desirable:

 

 

  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline
  • Membership of appropriate professional body
  • Knowledge of the Asset Management cycle and Water Industry regulation
  • Published reports or papers in the field of environmental science, hydrology or hydraulics
  • Strong interpersonal skills, which are used to effectively influence and negotiate on environmental legislation matters at regional and national levels
  • Experience of delivering against challenging business targets

 

 

The role will be based in Bradford, however there is a network of Yorkshire Water offices across the region that can be utilised, and the nature of the role means working from site and home can be a common occurrence, and flexible working can be accommodated.

 

 

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply online and complete the application process. If you could also, please upload an up to date copy of your CV outlining your relevant experience for the role.

 

 

Advert End Date: Sunday 14 June 2020

 

 

What's in it for you?

 

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

 

If successful for the role, you will be required to undergo a Basic Disclosure Check, through a Third Party Company prior to commencing employment.

 

 

 

The Kelda Group provides water and sewerage services to domestic and business customers across the UK, managing the following subsidiary companies: - 

Yorkshire Water, is the main subsidiary company providing water and sewerage services to 4.7 million people and 130,000 businesses in the Yorkshire region. Its activities are regulated by the Water Services Regulation Authority, Ofwat
Loop Customer Management Ltd specialises in delivering customer service support to Yorkshire Water that includes billing, debt recovery and incident management. Employing more than 600 people, Loop have built up an impressive list of industry awards and achievements since being created in 2000 and is currently listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as being one of the best companies to work for.

Kelda Water Services (KWS) manages Kelda's non-regulated water and waste water contract operations. It is now the second biggest player in the UK market for outsourced clean and waste water services.

Kelda Water Services Retail offer quality, integrity and partnership but it is never just about the technologies behind our solutions in water. It is about the structure, delivery and even the financing of those solutions, and about giving our customers a level of convenience they never knew was possible.

KeyLand Developments Limited (KeyLand Developments) is responsible for managing, developing and disposing of the group's surplus property assets, either on its own or in partnership with outside organisations.

Kelda Group values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

 
 

 

What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

The Kelda Group provides water and sewerage services to domestic and business customers across the UK, managing the following subsidiary companies: - 

Yorkshire Water, is the main subsidiary company providing water and sewerage services to 4.7 million people and 130,000 businesses in the Yorkshire region. Its activities are regulated by the Water Services Regulation Authority, Ofwat Loop Customer Management Ltd specialises in delivering customer service support to Yorkshire Water that includes billing, debt recovery and incident management. Employing more than 600 people, Loop have built up an impressive list of industry awards and achievements since being created in 2000 and is currently listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as being one of the best companies to work for.

Kelda Water Services (KWS) manages Kelda's non-regulated water and waste water contract operations. It is now the second biggest player in the UK market for outsourced clean and waste water services.

Kelda Water Services Retail offer quality, integrity and partnership but it is never just about the technologies behind our solutions in water. It is about the structure, delivery and even the financing of those solutions, and about giving our customers a level of convenience they never knew was possible.

KeyLand Developments Limited (KeyLand Developments) is responsible for managing, developing and disposing of the group's surplus property assets, either on its own or in partnership with outside organisations.

Kelda Group values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Senior Scientist