Technical and regulatory scientist

Technical regulatory imageAs a technical and regulatory graduate scientist, your job is all about making sure the water which gets to and comes out of the tap is of the high quality our customers expect.

You’ll develop knowledge of our day-to-day management on water and wastewater process and quality control and its interactions with our regulators, customers and stakeholders.

We’ll design a tailored programme for you to ensure you get to grips with all areas of the department, including public health, drinking water regulations and laboratory technical activities.

Get on this scheme and through you’ll be encourage to achieve Chartered status as a biologist, chemist or scientist from a professional body relevant to your qualification and experience.

The scientific team is involved in a whole range of activities, providing compliance, professional advice and guidance around:

  • Process treatment  - operational best practice, design and commissioning of new and modified assets, optimization and compliance providing technical expertise
  • Quality assurance- preparation, review and training of standard operating procedures (SOP)
  • Audit - supporting the business by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to the evaluation and improvement of risk and process management. We design business processes, internal controls and governance procedures
  • Laboratory analysis- bench trials, novel analysis, large volume simplistic and low volume complex techniques, innovate experimental design and reporting
  • Regulatory standards management - manage the relationship with our regulators and other external bodies who support us
  • Stakeholder support – working with area managers and engineers to develop and deliver operational best practice for UU’s assets via technical plans using detailed assessments of performance

We’re looking for someone who has the ability to work in a team and is an excellent communicator. You should be highly organised and have a broad range of IT skills to compile clear, concise scientific reports.

We’d also like you to have excellent planning and organisational skills – there’s some tough deadlines to meet and we need to respond quickly to any events that take place.

You’ll need a minimum 2:2 accredited degree in a relevant discipline in line with entry to Membership of a relevant scientific professional body such as the Royal Society of Chemistry or Society of Biology.

Application stage for 2017 is now closed!

Check back in September 2017 for our 2018 programmes.

Please register your interest for news and updates on our 2018 programmes.


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