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

  • Slow sand filter supervisor

     £27000 -  £36000 per annum

    Closing date: 25/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? You will be supervising a team who are responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the Slow Sand Filters (SSF) at Ashford...

  • Assurance & compliance analyst (3 months)

     £35000 -  £45000 per annum

    Closing date: 25/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? In September 2018 Thames Water proposed an £11.7 billion five year business plan, for the period 2020-2025, to Ofwat. Since...

  • Systems operations regional manager

     £55000 -  £65000 per annum

    Closing date: 25/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? To implement, maintain and improve the calm system operation ethic within a geographical area delivering top class water...

  • Senior demand analyst

     £29000 -  £35000 per annum

    Closing date: 25/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? To collate and analyse data from various sources to better understand and quantify water use from our water supply system, and...

  • Health & safety trainer

     £25000 -  £35000 per annum

    Closing date: 25/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? We are currently seeking an engaging and hands-on mobile Trainer to join our successful and innovative Health & Safety...

  • Mechanical and electrical technician

     £27200 -  £33000 per annum

    Closing date: 31/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? The primary objective of the role will be to ensure that all mechanical & electrical equipment associated with sewage...

  • Industrial mechanical technician

     £30000 -  £34500 per annum

    Closing date: 24/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? We are currently seeking an industrial mechanical technician to ensure that all mechanical equipment associated with our...

  • Site maintenance operative

    Up to  £22440 per annum

    Closing date: 24/01/2019

    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...

  • Electrical services technical support manager

     £43000 -  £55000 per annum

    Closing date: 24/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? The purpose of the role is to provide technical support in the operation and development of high voltage and major low voltage...

  • Capital programme analyst

     £26350 -  £30000 per annum

    Closing date: 24/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? The position will play a key role in supporting the Wastewater Operational (OPEX) and capital (CAPEX) expenditure investment...

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