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Company Name:
Wessex Water
Approximate Salary:
50000.00 - 60000.00
Wessex, England
United Kingdom
Senior Management
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Experienced professional
Education level:
Degree Level

Divisional Waste Manager

Divisional Waste Manager

Salary: £50,000 to £60,000 (plus car allowance and bonus)  

Location: Wessex Region

Wessex Water is the top performing water and sewerage company in the UK, serving 2.8 million customers across the South West of England. It is part of the Wessex Water Group, which comprises a number of other companies, alongside our regulated business, including engineering and construction, property development and waste management and renewable energy services. 


As one of three Divisional Waste Managers in our Waste Water directorate, you’ll provide strategic management of our sewerage network and sewage treatment assets across your part of the Wessex Water region. 

Your key objectives will be to drive 100% compliance with environmental measures such as effluent quality, disinfection quality, bathing water quality, sludge HACCUP and pollution control while adhering to the necessary safety, quality, time and cost considerations.  Of course, it’s not just about the numbers and we’ll expect you to ensure that your teams provide our expected level of customer service excellence at the same time. 


This is a key role in our waste management structure and your management team are responsible for over 80 multi-discipline staff ranging from operators to senior scientists, working over a large area.   

As well as being an engaging and effective people leader, you’ll be able to drive innovation alongside operational excellence. You will interact with a range of internal stakeholders including operations engineering, Wessex engineering services and corporate services functions, as well as external bodies such as the Environment Agency, Natural England, Council representatives and of course, Wessex Water customers. You’ll also be dealing with the media on a regular basis for ongoing public relations and in emergency situations too.


To do all of this you’re likely to possess a degree in an engineering or scientific discipline, backed up by significant operational experience in the water industry. Your background will include water and waste treatment process knowledge, as well more generic commercial experience. This breadth and depth of experienced will allow you to provide strategic leadership that is supported by technical credibility and financial acumen. 

Your management style will be inclusive, motivational and people-focused, which will help you deliver operational outcomes in the best way possible.


In return we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Defined contribution pension scheme.
  • 24 days’ holiday rising to 28 with length of service.
  • Childcare Vouchers.
  • CycleToWork scheme.
  • Discounts and cashback scheme from more than 1,200 high street and online suppliers.

Sound interesting? Please apply by clicking APPLY quoting job reference REQ001782.  The closing date is 17th August 2017. 

Please remember you must be able to prove your eligibility to work in the UK and provide evidence of qualifications gained. All offers of employment will be subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records check.

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