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

Engineering careers in the water sector - Skills London 2008 - Thames Water

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24: A business in control - Thames Water

Latest Opportunities

  • Business platform architect - asset and plant management

    Up to  £1 per annum

    Closing date: 28/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? The Business Platform Architect (BPA) owns the definition, governance and roadmap for the platform requirements of a specific...

  • Senior project manager - engineering

     £55000 -  £75000 per annum

    Closing date: 28/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? We are looking for someone with an engineering or other relevant degree and chartered status, ideally with a post-graduate...

  • Environmental permitting technical coordinator - air emissions

     £26000 -  £34500 per annum

    Closing date: 28/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? The provision of our water supply and wastewater services has the potential to generate a significant quantity of air...

  • Junior business analyst

     £26350 -  £35650 per annum

    Closing date: 28/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? We are seeking to recruit passionate and driven graduate-calibre individuals from all disciplines for a number of Business...

  • System optimisation analyst

    Up to  £29000 per annum

    Closing date: 28/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? To work in conjunction with the area’s System Optimisation Engineer to manage access to the clean water network. You will...

  • Process controller

     £30000 -  £41000 per annum

    Closing date: 28/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? Reporting to the site manager you will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of a large London Production Plant,...

  • Night network service technician

    Up to  £22440 per annum

    Closing date: 27/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? The purpose of this role will be to provide excellent customer service to our customers and stakeholders by undertaking...

  • Customer liaison & continuous improvement support

     £23000 -  £32000 per annum

    Closing date: 27/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? To ensure excellent customer service is provided to our customers and stakeholders on a daily basis. Owning customer as part...

  • System operator

     £25000 -  £41000 per annum

    Closing date: 27/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? To provide monitoring and control for the assigned catchment area and other control functions in the Control Centres. To work...

  • Senior network operator

     £29750 -  £40250 per annum

    Closing date: 27/05/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? As the Senior Network Operator, you will act as an extended part of the leadership team and provide solid technical knowledge...

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