Water Quality Programme Manager

Job Title: Water Quality Programme Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hampshire, England
Salary: £46000 - £49000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH24152
Contact Name: Thomas Bullen
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Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Water Quality Programme Manager


Design, implementation and delivery of the water quality monitoring programme to meet regulatory and business requirements. Management of a risk and control framework to ensure quality and compliance at all times.


  • Manage a small team of scientists to deliver our annual water quality sampling and analysis programme.

  • Responsible for internal stakeholder management and sign off processes to ensure the annual sampling programme meets all regulatory and business requirements.

  • Responsible for accurate translation of guidance into an appropriate schedule of work and implementation of an appropriate risk and control framework for scheduling and programme delivery.

  • Work across the business to ensure a constant high standard of technical services are provided to internal stakeholders and budget risks are controlled.

  • Day to day technical and contract management of the laboratory service provider to deliver required service.

  • Act as an SME for water quality specifically with respect to programme management and laboratory analysis.

  • Conduct an appropriate audit programme and support internal and external audits when necessary.

Key skills/knowledge/qualifications/experience:

* Technical, preferably scientific, Honours Degree or higher

* Chartered status within a scientific field (or working towards chartership)

* Detailed knowledge of the sampling and analysis requirements as specified in the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations and associated guidance

* Experience in the creation of detailed sampling programmes that meet regulatory and operational requirements

* Ability to analyse, communicate and present complex data from different systems and across multiple disciplines to non-technical audiences

* Sound IT skills including advanced knowledge of LIMS


  • Direct reports: 4
  • Indirect reports: 45
  • Budgetary information: Directly responsible for £3M, influences an additional £1.5M

Key Contacts / Relationship

* External Laboratory Service Provider

* Water Supply Team

* Regional Control Centre

* Process Science Team

* Scientific Services QMS Team

* Water Quality and Public Health Policy Team

* Drinking Water Safety Planning Team

* Construction

* Water Strategy Team

* Integrated Planning