Without water, life as we know it would be impossible. Every day, we rely on it for drinking, washing and cleaning. It helps create the energy we need for heat and light. It’s also essential to the products we enjoy and the natural world we depend upon.
Yet the South East faces a future of more people and less water. Our population is growing fast, and climate change is bringing greater risk of both drought and flooding.
In the water industry, your work will help to address these challenges and give people access to sustainable, high-quality water and wastewater services for decades to come.
The South East is also home to over 700 miles of coastline, two National Parks, four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and some of the world’s rarest chalk streams. As well as working within these breath-taking environments, your activities will help preserve them for generations to come.
Why Southern Water?
Each day, over four million people across Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight count on us for their essential water or wastewater services. Our work is vital, because we’re providing water for life.
Do you want to make a difference? At Southern Water, you work will help to enhance health and wellbeing, protect and improve the environment and sustain the economy. You’ll also play an important role in helping us deliver a resilient water future for the South East.
Are you a natural collaborator with a strong moral compass and high standards? If so, you’ll fit right in. Everything we do is underpinned by three values: succeeding together, doing the right thing and always improving. Do you want to bring your authentic self to work every day? We do too. That’s why we’re building an inclusive culture and are proud to offer equal opportunities regardless of age, cultural background, disability, gender, marital status, nationality, political belief, race, religion or sexual orientation. We believe the unique perspectives and experiences each of us brings make us stronger.
An exciting opportunity has become available for a bright and enthusiastic Graduate Water Resource Planner to join the Asset Strategy & Planning department at Southern Water!
This is a brand new, full-time, permanent role that could be undertaken from our office in Worthing or Falmer and we are offering a competitive salary of up to £24,353 as well as a wide range of lifestyle benefits.
The Graduate Water Resource Planner will work alongside an experienced team, supporting them with data analysis, modelling, forecasting, preparing presentations and report writing. This is an excellent opportunity to get a foot in the door with a highly reputable organisation with great career prospects for the future!
Other duties may include:
• Information research, collation, review and analysis of future water supply needs and availability and costs of options for water resource management / drought planning.
• Interpretation of regulatory requirements and guidance for use for water resource management and drought planning.
• Drafting of business case for regulatory submissions.
• Preparation and presentation of material for internal and external audit or assurance.
• Represent the company in external meetings, forums and workshops with regulators, water companies and other stakeholders.
What you’ll bring to the role
We are keen to hear from applicants who have a Degree in a Scientific, Environmental, Engineering or Mathematical discipline, such as Hydrology, Hydrogeology or Water Resource Engineering.
A Master’s degree would also be favourable but is not essential.
The successful candidate will be numerate, professional and keen to learn! Full training will be provided so experience is not necessary but an interest in the industry is essential, as is a proactive attitude, good attention to detail and organisational skills.
Please Note: If you are an existing Southern Water employee, please confirm within your application that your Manager is aware that you have applied for this role.
Applications will be reviewed in the order that we receive them, so please apply with haste to avoid disappointment!
All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. You will need to provide evidence of eligibility (e.g. a passport or long birth certificate and proof of NI) and current proof of address (dated within the last 3 months), will be required as part of the recruitment process. If you do not meet these criteria, your application will not be considered