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Process Scientist Manager

Date:  21-Jun-2022
Company:  DWR Cymru Cyfyngedig Welsh Water Plc
City:  Caernarfon

Caernarfon, Wales, GB, LL54 5UD

Job Requisition Number                              3139                                                                              
Work Type Permanent
Job Function Scientist
Salary Range £44,494.00 -£52,279.00 
Base Dinas
Closing date 23:59 - 30/06/2022


Who we are


Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water keep 3 million people healthy each day with safe, reliable water, and take away wastewater to clean, before returning it safely to our beautiful rivers and seas.


To be able to deliver high quality, essential services which help to protect the health of our customers, colleagues and our environment, we need the right people to deliver on our vision.  This is achieved by living our core values and demonstrating the core behaviours that underpin them.  The security of our people, assets and information is key to us, so we are looking for people who understand and comply with the company’s required security objectives.


We know that the most successful teams are the most diverse teams. Equality, diversity and inclusion provide the very foundation to our culture at Welsh Water. We want every individual to feel confident, proud and able to bring their whole selves to work. 


To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from minority groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, Females, LGBT+, Non-binary and people with disabilities. Together we continue to build a workplace that not only celebrates the diverse voices of our colleagues but also represents each customer we serve.


In essence, ours is a company based on trust, openness, respect, commitment and honesty. A company that our colleagues are proud to work for.

What you’ll be responsible for


Leading and managing a team of Operational Scientists to ensure that all regulatory water quality requirements are met.  Providing the scientific expertise and direction necessary to ensure optimum water quality is achieved at the Water Treatment Works to our Customers’ taps.  Also providing authoritative water quality advice and expertise to the operational team. This will include:



  • Managing and developing a team of Process Scientists and prioritising workloads to enable timely solutions to water quality problems.
  • Providing the scientific expertise and direction necessary to ensure high quality and cost effective water treatment at all sites.  
  • Critically appraising water treatment processes, to ensure that both cost and treatment are optimised and risks identified.
  • Providing authoritative water quality advice and expertise to the operations function.
  • Ensuring that all regulatory water quality requirements are met.
  • Ensuring that relevant IMS procedures are adhered to.
  • Undertaking any other duties as required to meet the needs of the business.

Who you’ll work with




  • WTW and Network operators
  • Liaise with operational managers in terms of Water Quality Issues.
  • Work closely with other members of the Scientific Team to provide a coordinated response to Water Quality issues.
  • Process capital teams 
  • DWSP team 



  • Capital partners
  • DWI
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Natural Resources Wales and Environment Agency

About you


  • Minimum qualification of a degree in a scientific discipline
  • Proven experience in water treatment 
  • Enthusiastic about putting our customers first every day
  • In depth knowledge of water science and treatment
  • Must be able to manage a team of technical specialists
  • Good analytical and data interrogation skills and an ability to extract relevant information and present it in a logical and structured manner
  • Have a proven ability in root cause analysis
  • Has a strong focus on problem resolution and has the tenacity and determination to see through a job to its full conclusion
  • Able to demonstrate good communication skills and effective people and team management
  • Good awareness of the principles of Lean operations
  • Must be able to multi task and prioritise workload
  • Must have a working knowledge of all regulations affecting water supply

Good to know


A full drivers licence is required



As well as a market competitive salary, 33 days annual leave (pro rata, including public holidays), we offer a range of employee benefits and rewards including:


  • Variable pay schemes (your salary will always stay the same, but depending on the performance of the company you could receive a yearly bonus)
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions – Up to 11% employer contributions
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Progression opportunities, including the ability to apply for funded training and coaching and mentoring programmes
  • Reduction on gym memberships and high street shopping
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car-leasing scheme
  • Health CashBack scheme
  • An employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate family


Whilst also working for a not-for profit company that truly cares about earning the trust of customers everyday, and about looking after our beautiful environment.




Dŵr Cymru Cyf, a limited company registered in Wales No. 2366777. Registered office: Linea, Fortran Road, St. Mellons, Cardiff CF3 0LT

© Dŵr Cymru Cyf 2019.

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