These opportunities will help to ensure successful implementation of their delivery strategies related to their regulatory responsibilities and statutory plans for water resources and water quality compliance.

The Catchment Management Officers will work within the Catchment Risk Management team, with responsibility to help deliver the company’s catchment compliance programme. This programme of work is focused on catchment risk evaluation, incident response and long term water quality risk mitigation. This covers technical areas of catchment management and surface and ground water quality and quantity. The roles contribute to the company meeting its strategic objective of “a constant supply of high quality drinking water” and “looking after the environment”.

The role holder will be responsible for tactical response to water quality catchment incidents, including data analysis and catchment walkover surveys; updating the enhanced catchment monitoring network to ensure current or emerging risk substances are monitored; annual update and review of the catchment risk assessments; working directly with land owners/managers within the agricultural sector to mitigate catchment risks; working with regulators to define risks; working with Agronomists to assess current and emerging risks; working with key stakeholders to develop/manage urban catchment schemes; and working collaboratively with neighbouring water companies to deliver catchment management schemes.

Suitable candidates will have an environmental or agricultural qualification (or equivalent experience), and will hold key skills in fields such as water quality, catchment management, agronomy, farm management etc. You will have experience of water quality monitoring programmes, data analysis and assimilation, and demonstrable GIS and data management experience is essential for this role.

If you are a current Southern Water employee, please confirm within your application that you have informed your line manager that you are applying for this role.

Southern Water is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender or disability; complies with all relevant UK legislation.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. You will need to provide evidence of eligibility and current proof of address (dated within the last three months), If you do not meet these criteria your application will not be considered.

Closing date: 19 August 2018

If you are interested please contact Daisy Doyle, resourcing specialist at Southern Water Recruitment Partner on 07384 251385