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

  • Portfolio cost planner

     £40000 -  £46000 per annum

    Closing date: 24/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? You will be responsible for the preparation of accurate and timely financial information to support and enable the analysis...

  • Process controller

     £30855 -  £41745 per annum

    Closing date: 24/01/2019

    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,...

  • Reporting specialist

     £26000 -  £31000 per annum

    Closing date: 24/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? The purpose of this role is to provide information, analysis and commentary of qualitative and quantitative data to enable the...

  • Environmental protection team manager

     £38250 -  £45000 per annum

    Closing date: 24/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? This is a key position where you will be managing and leading a small team who are responsible for the delivery of the...

  • Marketing executive (campaigns)

     £25500 -  £33000 per annum

    Closing date: 24/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? We are on the lookout for an experienced Marketing Executive to join our growing marketing campaigns team in central Reading...

  • Inorganic chemistry team leader

     £28000 -  £32000 per annum

    Closing date: 23/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? Leading, coordinating, training and developing a team of analysts to undertake the preparation and analysis of samples, for...

  • Site works planner

     £20000 -  £23000 per annum

    Closing date: 23/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? Due to company growth and development, we are looking for an experienced works coordinator to organise and schedule in a...

  • Customer service agent - Reading (part-time)

     £17500 -  £19000 per annum

    Closing date: 30/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? It’s an exciting time to be working in our customer service team as we continue on our journey to being a leading water...

  • Project manager - engineering

     £40000 -  £48000 per annum

    Closing date: 23/01/2019

    What is the purpose of the role? Are you an experienced project engineer with a background in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering? Are you looking for...

  • Mechanical and electrical technician

     £32000 -  £36800 per annum

    Closing date: 23/01/2019

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

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