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Chemistry (ISO 17025) Team Leaders

Date: 29-May-2021

Location: Newport, GB, NP10 8UG

Company: dwrcymrucy

Job Requisition Number                              1633                                                                              
Work Type Permanent
Job Function Scientist
Salary Range £33,735.00 - £39,334
Location Glaslyn 


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 also 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


Key responsibilities

  • Monitor water quality for the purpose of protecting public health
  • Ensure that the company’s statutory and regulatory responsibilities with regard to drinking water quality are met and regulatory risk to the business is managed effectively
  • Supervise a team of Analysts and /or Technicians within the Chemistry Department in support of the Department Manager (coaching, mentoring and training)


Key Technologies/Techniques 

  • GC-QQQ
  • LC-QQQ
  • GCMS
  • IC
  • Wet chemistry


Other responsibilities

  • Contribute to the safeguarding public health through the provision of clean safe drinking water that earns and maintains the trust of our customers every day
  • Ensure that all relevant Health and Safety and Environmental standards are adhered to within the Laboratory
  • Manage staff resources on daily basis to ensure all analyses and other tasks are completed on time
  • Support the Chemistry Department Manager and where required deputise in their absence
  • Provide support to the Quality Assurance Manager during audits


Why join our team

  • We are a team of enthusiastic scientists who take pride in maintaining the exceptional quality management system
  • We thrive in building the strength in our team by providing a range of excellent internal and external training opportunities
  • Our vision as a team is to manage compliance whilst driving exceptional service for our customers

About you


Experience, Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous relevant experience working within an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory
  • Technical background, qualified to degree level (preference will be given to a scientific degree) - equivalent relevant experience may be considered as an alternative to formal qualifications
  • Good understanding and experience of  computer packages including  Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Critical thinking and problem solving abilities
  • Experience in leadership and supervision
  • Understanding COSHH and Health and Safety regulations, and experience in producing risk assessments
  • Knowledge of the Potable Water Industry
  • Membership of a professional body, ideally at chartered status (desirable)

Good to know


3x positions available



As well as a market competitive salary and 25 days annual leave (pro rata), we offer a range of employee benefits including:



  • Variable pay schemes.
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions.
  • 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.

And many, many more.



Closing Date

23:59 on 17 June 2021

For an informal discussion about the role in more depth please email sumit.yadav@dwrcymru.com


Please note, if you are an external candidate, your online values assessment link must also be completed by the deadline shown on the advert or your application will not be considered.





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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