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Laboratory Scientist, Chemistry - £23,500

Severn Trent


Do you have laboratory experience and looking for a fantastic opportunity within the water industry?

At our specifically developed facility in Bridgend our analysts undertake chemical analysis of drinking water and all associated samples from water treatment works, service reservoirs, customer taps and catchment surveys to ensure that the water we provide our customers is of the highest quality. In this role you will be part of a team who manage a high volume of complex work streams using the laboratory computer system to ensure samples are tested within the required priority deadlines. You will ensure that all aspects of chemical testing are carried out using the correct procedures, processes and methods documented within our bespoke Quality Management System to ensure we remain compliant with the ISO17025 and Regulation standards.

Let’s talk about what skills or experience you’ll need to be able to do the job.

This specific role will be using manual testing equipment to test different samples which we have received, for example this could be using a pH meter to test the water and confirming the readings. This is the perfect opportunity for you to be able to put into practice the theory which you will have gained at school or Uni. This role will require you to have a strong attention to detail as initially you will be required to carry out the same sort of analysis on a significant number of samples on a daily basis. The ability for you to progress from this though is strong, as we have a number of different methods in the team and with a clear technical competency framework, we will train you on different techniques to provide a fully rounded programme for you to flourish. You will be required to work a 37 hour week across 7 days. Our offices are a 24/7 operation and there will be a requirement to partake in a standby rota.


Ideally you will have ‘A’ levels or equivalent in science or a foundation year science qualification.


Severn Trent benefits include: •Starting salary of £23,500 •Fantastic Pension scheme – The company contribution will be twice your contribution (Up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%) •25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays •Comprehensive flexible benefits scheme


This is a full time role based in Bridgend, Wales. The laboratory is approximately 2 miles from Bridgend train station.

Why Severn Trent?

Think of water and you probably think of us. We’re one of the largest regulated water companies across England and Wales. Severn Trent runs through the heart of the UK, providing essential services from the Bristol Channel to the Humber, and from Shropshire to the East Midlands. In Wales, our customers are looked after by Hafren Dyfrdwy, our new company is the teaming up of Dee Valley Water and Severn Trent and will bring wonderful water to mid and north-east Wales. The partnership combines an existing warm community approach, with the perks of being part of a wider public company. Together we are part of Severn Trent PLC where our passion is making sure wonderful water reaches our customers and taking their waste away safely, so that they can put the kettle on or jump in the shower without thinking. Our teams are dedicated to maintaining the flow of water to and from our customers’ homes. We’re continually investing in our people and infrastructure, so everyone can tap into the wonderful water we provide well into the future.