Thames Water

Our Company

Our history dates back to the 1600s with the creation of the New River.

It features some pretty impressive engineering projects, record-breaking investment, UK firsts and water industry-leading initiatives

  • UK's largest water and wastewater services provider
  • 15 million customers
  • 4,700 employees
  • One of the cheapest providers, with customers paying an average £1.01 per day
  • Kemble Water Holdings Ltd, a consortium of institutional investors managed by the Macquarie Capital Funds (Europe) Limited, acquired Thames Water on 1 December 2006

Water services

  • 9 million clean water customers in London and the Thames Valley
  • An average of 2,600m litres of drinking water supplied per day
  • Operation and maintenance of 102 water treatment works, 30 raw water reservoirs, 288 pumping stations and 235 clean water service reservoirs.
  • Our tap water costs less than a tenth of a penny per litre
  • Drinking water quality is meeting 99.99 per cent of stringent tests
  • Half a million drinking water quality tests undertaken each year

Sewerage services

  • 15 million wastewater customers
  • 350 sewage works treating an average of more than 4.4bn litres per day of wastewater
  • 67,000 miles of sewer, 2,530 pumping stations and 1.2 million manholes
  • Two sludge-powered generators and 19 combined heat and power plants generating 153 GWh of renewable electricity
  • All wastewater treatment facilities are currently operating within Environment Agency compliance guidelines.

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Careers in the Water Sector

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Latest Opportunities

  • Site maintenance operative

    Up to  £22400 per annum

    Closing date: 09/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? The role of this process technician is to perform a range of activities to ensure that all equipment associated with our...

  • Site maintenance operative

    Up to  £22440 per annum

    Closing date: 09/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? The role of this process technician is to perform a range of activities to ensure that all equipment associated with our...

  • Senior case manager

    Up to  £20400 per annum

    Closing date: 09/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? This is a fascinating opportunity, forming part of the High Level Team who handle written and telephone contacts from a range...

  • Group treasurer

    Up to  £1 per annum

    Closing date: 09/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? The Group Treasurer will play a critical role in setting the strategic direction for the function and will be responsible for...

  • Customer planner

    Up to  £20500 per annum

    Closing date: 09/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? In the Customer Planner/Assurance role you will be responsible for understanding resource requirements and constraints as well...

  • ER consultant - Reading or Swindon based

     £35000 -  £46000 per annum

    Closing date: 09/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? Thames Water are embarking on an exciting journey. With the support of our CEO and executive team and with the great amount of...

  • Distribution centre manager

    Closing date: 02/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? We are currently recruiting for an ambitious and forward-thinking Distribution Centre Manager for a major player in the...

  • H&S advisor scientific services / process & safety

     £37000 -  £45000 per annum

    Closing date: 09/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? The purpose of the role will be to provide professional Safety, Health & Wellbeing advice to management and employees, as...

  • Slow sand filter technician

    Up to  £21500 per annum

    Closing date: 08/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? You and your team will be responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the Slow Sand Filters (SSF) at Coppermills Water...

  • Mechanical and electrical technician

     £32000 -  £36800 per annum

    Closing date: 08/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? We are seeking a mechanical and electrical technician to ensure that all equipment at our sewage treatment works are running...

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