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Technical Development Analyst

Date:  07-Nov-2022
Company:  DWR Cymru Cyfyngedig Welsh Water Plc
City:  Newport

Newport, Wales, GB, NP108UG

Job Requisition Number                              3801                                                                              
Work Type Temporary (6 Months Fixed Term)
Job Function Scientist
Salary Range £25,254.00 -£28,695.00 


Closing Date


23:55 on 20/11/2022


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


As a credible member of the Quality Policy and Compliance team, you will:

•    Provide a trusted, high quality service to customers, regulators and other external stakeholders, supporting the organisations vision to ‘earn the trust of our customers every day’.
•    Ensure that sampling and analysis are carried out independently to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and that the company’s statutory and regulatory responsibilities with regard to drinking water and wastewater are met and the regulatory risk to the business is managed effectively.


What you will do: Key tasks and responsibilities

•    Provide support in the development of new methods and processes. 
•    Provide support and assistance in the technical training of Analytical Services staff in new methods and processes. 
•    Understand the importance of the role in effective monitoring of water quality for protection of public health
•    Basic troubleshooting and equipment maintenance and ensure quality and efficiency of instrumentation.
•    To assist the Technical Specialists in applying the best practice and interpretation of results. 
•    Work within the framework of the Quality Policy following strict guidelines covering technique, process and reporting including accurate record keeping, to ensure compliance with ISO 17025 standards. 
•    Follow health and safety procedures to maintain a safe working environment and comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act.



Who you’ll work with


  • Laboratory colleagues
  • Wider water quality team
  • Operational managers
  • Samplers
  • On-call teams

About you


Experience, Qualifications and Skills


  • Education to degree level in a science subject (equivalent relevant experience may be considered as an alternative to formal qualifications)
  • Good computing skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Previous experience in working within a UKAS accredited laboratory
  • Working knowledge of COSHH and Health and Safety

Good to know


Contract: 6 Months Fixed Contract


For an informal discussion about this role, please contact:

Interviews w/c 21st November 2022



We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.




We offer a range of employee benefits including 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays):

  • Variable annual pay schemes (annual bonus)
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions
  • Reduction on gym memberships and high street shopping
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car-leasing scheme
  • Health CashBack scheme
  • 20% discount across all of our visitor centres and gift shops across Wales
  • Flexible working patterns
  • An employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate family (24 hour free online and confidential support phoneline)
  • Several internal employee networks including BAME+, LGBT+, Neurodiversity, Disability, Women of Welsh Water, Parents, Wellbeing and many more!
  • We also have our own Wellbeing Champions that you can also volunteer to become - the programme offers full i-act and StRaW training. 

And many, many more...







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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