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

  • Mechanical and electrical technician

     £27000 -  £36800 per annum

    Closing date: 29/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? We are seeking a mechanical and electrical technician to join our team. Ideally the candidate will be dual skilled. The...

  • Instrumentation, control & automation (ICA) technician

     £35000 -  £45000 per annum

    Closing date: 05/02/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? We are currently seeking a mobile instrumentation, control and automation (ICA) technician to ensure that all equipment...

  • Continuous improvement lead

     £36000 -  £48000 per annum

    Closing date: 29/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? We are looking to recruit an experienced continuous improvement lead to drive, implement and embed regional improvement...

  • Team manager

     £24650 -  £31000 per annum

    Closing date: 29/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? We work in a critical and fascinating business that delivers water and wastewater service to a quarter of the UK, provides...

  • Customer planner

    Up to  £20500 per annum

    Closing date: 04/02/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? This is a role created to deliver excellent service to our 15M wastewater customers on a daily basis. You will have the...

  • Mechanical and electrical technician

     £32000 -  £36800 per annum

    Closing date: 28/01/2019

    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...

  • Mechanical and electrical technician

     £32000 -  £36800 per annum

    Closing date: 28/01/2019

    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...

  • Process technician advanced

     £26180 -  £35420 per annum

    Closing date: 28/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? Responsible for the day-to-day operation of water treatment works across North East London, working as part of a team of...

  • Written complaints case manager

     £18000 -  £23000 per annum

    Closing date: 28/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? This is an exciting opportunity to join a diverse and dynamic customer service team where you will be the first point of...

  • Risk and controls business partner

     £40000 -  £45000 per annum

    Closing date: 28/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? You will form part of our audit and assurance team who have a proven track record of developing staff and giving them the...

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