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

  • HGV class 1 or class 2 driver

     £26000 -  £35000 per annum

    Closing date: 31/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? Due to expansion of Thames Water’s Transport, Fleet and Logistics team we have a number of new opportunities for Class 1 and 2...

  • Sewer adoptions team leader

     £30000 -  £34000 per annum

    Closing date: 24/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? Working as a Team Leader, you will have an exposure to a wide variety of stakeholders including contractors and suppliers. You...

  • Performance manager

     £31000 -  £41000 per annum

    Closing date: 31/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? We are seeking a motivated people-manager to lead and develop a team of up to 9 technicians on our Crossness THP plant. You...

  • Site agent

     £38000 -  £45000 per annum

    Closing date: 31/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? Due to company growth and development, we are currently recruiting for Site Agents to oversee our programme of minor civil...

  • Network engineer

     £24000 -  £28500 per annum

    Closing date: 31/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? We are seeking a Waste Network Engineer to join the South London Waste Network team. You will be working primarily in the...

  • Environmental compliance analyst

     £25000 -  £35000 per annum

    Closing date: 30/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? A key part of improving Thames Water’s response to environmental incidents, this role has two key responsibilities. Working...

  • Senior customer complaints case manager

     £20000 -  £25000 per annum

    Closing date: 30/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? This is a fascinating opportunity, forming part of the Executive Customer Relations Team who handle written and telephone...

  • Service introduction lead

     £46000 -  £52000 per annum

    Closing date: 30/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? As part of setting up a new Service Introduction Practice, this newly created role is pivotable to the successful outcome of...

  • HS&E advisor

     £28000 -  £35000 per annum

    Closing date: 30/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? As a HS&W Advisor for our office areas, you will be providing advice to management and employees across the Thames Water...

  • GIS analyst

     £26350 -  £35650 per annum

    Closing date: 30/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? This is an exciting role in which you will be responsible for working with a variety of field-based teams, as well as internal...

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