Water Resources Planner

South West Water


At South West Water we believe that the strongest businesses are built on solid, stable
foundations – with a vision and a culture that gives them the freedom to change, improve and
innovate. We’re proud to be responsible for providing reliable, efficient and high-quality
drinking water and wastewater services for the beautiful South West area. And we have huge
ambitions. Not only are we committed to reaching net-zero by 2030, but we’ve also partnered
with wildlife charities, National Parks and local partners to help ensure a better future for
generations to come. So, if you want to be part of a diverse team where opportunities flow and
fresh ideas are welcomed, #JustAddWater.

Do you want to make a difference in the way we manage water resources and to help
improve the environment?
Would you like to use your knowledge and experience
in a role that focuses on protecting the future?

Our Water Resources team dream about the future and think about what actions we need to take to
get us there – the role has a vast range of activities. From helping our Operational teams
manage how we abstract water from rivers, reservoirs, and groundwater across our region, to
thinking 25-years into the future to balance supply and demand – seeking the best outcome for
our customers and the environment.

We want to firmly establish SWW at the leading-edge of water resources management. We’re
looking for someone who can help us develop and improve our models and systems to meet the
sector’s future challenges.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity available for a Water Resources
to join our team based in Exeter or Bristol. You will join us
on a full-time, permanent basis, and in return, you will receive a competitive
salary of £40,000 – £50,000 per annum (DOE) plus a range of excellent company benefits
+ rewards.

About the role

In this role you will monitor and forecast our water source availability on a tactical and long
term basis, by designing and implementing company seasonal and annual strategies on water
resource management, optimising the use of water resources to meet service levels, quality,
cost and sustainability targets.

The Water Resources Planner will be effective at communicating with internal and external
stakeholders, to provide data and to ensure delivery of the water source management strategies
set by the Water Resources team. This ongoing liaison includes work with operational colleagues
and regulators, including oversight and management of the regulatory reporting work required
for annual compliance with water abstraction legislation.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Using extensive hydrological, water resources and company knowledge to provide specialist
    support and advice to the business on a range of water resources related matters.
  • Managing the operation and development of water resources system models, such as Miser.
  • Help to develop and integrate a new generation of modelling tools into our planning.
  • Using these water resources models to plan operational strategies, and future resource and
    infrastructure developments.
  • Overseeing the collection of the data and information on which water resources and
    operations models are based and ensuring that it is kept up-to-date.
  • Preparing and communicating water resources insight to inform the Company’s activities.
  • Providing insight to internal and external stakeholders
  • Managing/overseeing the updating and reviewing hydrological models.
  • Leading contribution to regulatory plans and reporting including the Drought Plan, Water
    Resources Management Plan and the water resources elements of the Business Plan and annual
  • Ensuring that general technical queries/hydrological enquiries from internal and external
    sources are responded to.
  • Drawing on depth of knowledge to contribute to and lead meetings with regulators and
    external stakeholders.

What we are looking for:

  • Considerable experience in water resources modelling and planning within the water industry
  • Strong experience of analysis of water resources and hydrological data
  • Extensive experience of use of complex water resources models, to inform decisions on water
    resources availability and operation of sources
  • Strong analytical /problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of the Water Industry

What’s in it for you:

At South West Water, we don’t all do the same job, but we each get out of bed in the morning
knowing that every day is a chance to make incredible things happen, together. In return for
our people’s hard work and commitment, we offer an excellent range of benefits:

  • Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • Buy or sell annual leave to offer you extra flexibility
  • Buy a bike and safety equipment tax-free, through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • We offer free car parking at the majority of our sites
  • Take up to 26 weeks’ additional maternity leave
  • Share your parental leave and split your time off to care for your child how you choose
  • Invest in Pennon Group plc through our employee share schemes
  • We support our people by offering a free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme
  • Look after your wellbeing with our Champion Health support platform
  • Enjoy free eye tests and discounts on frames and lenses at Specsavers
  • Enjoy access to thousands of deals and discounts on supermarkets, high street shops, online
    retailers, travel, eating out, cinemas, gyms and much more though Perkbox
  • A range of group discounts: The Dell Advantage Programme, Virgin Media Affinity Scheme,
    Vodaphone Advantage and more
  • A discretionary Bonus
  • Competitive Contributory Pension
  • And plenty more!

Closing Date: Monday 1st May 2023

If you are looking for a new challenge, please click apply now to be
considered as our Estate Worker – we look forward to receiving your

Please note that the successful candidate will be subject to a mandatory DBS check as part
of the onboarding process.

Be yourself, we like it that way. Together, we will build a culture of
belonging, where inclusion is instinctive. Diversity is our strength and a reflection of our
communities. We care, we value everyone, we celebrate uniqueness.

Our core values which are essential to our success are:

  • Trusted – We do the right thing for our customers and stakeholders.
  • Collaborative – We forge strong relationships working together to make a positive impact.
  • Responsible – We keep our promises to our customers, communities, and each other.
  • Progressive – We are always looking for new ways to improve and make life better.

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