Wastewater Team Leader

  • Tidworth
  • Veolia

Salary : Competitive salary based on skills and experience plus discretionary bonus, company vehicle and Veolia benefits

Hours : 40 hours per week. Out of hours duty management required, typically 1 in 4 week rota.

Location : Primary location, Tidworth STW, but Southern Region mobility required.

When you see the world as we do, you see the chance to help the world take better care of its resources and help it become a better place for everyone. It’s why we’re looking for someone who sees the world in a similar way, to take up an exciting Wastewater Team Leader role in our Southern Region Management team.

Because of our responsibility when it comes to leading change, resourcing takes every single one of us, and this is how you can play your part. And if you’re keen to see the difference you can make, this role will suit you perfectly.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to overhaul the industry, or just do a good day’s work. We know that everyone here at Veolia can help us work alongside our communities, look after the environment, and contribute to our inclusive culture.

What will you be doing?

  • As part of the Southern Region Management Team, our primary goal is to ensure we are completely focussed on maintaining and promoting a high level safety culture, being led by a proactive and hands on manager taking their team with them.
  • A key part of this role would be the day to day management of a small team of wastewater technicians, both operations and MEICA skill sets, to operate and maintain wastewater assets across a wide geographic area covered by our contracts, with occasional cross contract management responsibilities in periods of holiday and sickness.
  • In the role, you would be responsible for the financial management of operational budgets, cost control and optimisation of resources through innovation, using data and existing operational skills to maximise the efficiency of your budget.
  • A key element of this role is to ensure compliance against statutory environmental permits and discharge consents through MCERT monitoring and audit.
  • The role requires a high level of dynamic problem solving skills and the ability to react to emergency situations under pressure and within tight timescales.
  • There will be a requirement to undertake and comply with training as required, including confined space training, COSHH, Chemical handling and awareness, etc.

What are we looking for?


  • Education to degree level, CMI Level 3 Diploma in principles of management and leadership or equivalent NVQ qualification.
  • Existing record of proven people management skills.
  • A high level of risk awareness/criticality and the ability to utilise process’s and systems to influence capital investment decisions and reduce your operational risks.
  • Logical and pragmatic approach to problem solving under pressure.
  • Proven technical knowledge of wastewater operations and plant control using data and analysis to support decision making.
  • Practical understanding and use of CDM legislation to deliver small scale capital investment projects.
  • The ability to manage CMMS systems, to plan and deliver planned and corrective maintenance.
  • A high level of computer literacy and organisational skills.
  • The ability to support and develop teams through periods of change, to coach and mentor individual performance and support the development of skills and knowledge.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • IOSH, managers health and safety certificate.
  • General awareness in the use of operating procedures and safe systems of work.
  • Able to operate mechanical/electrical plant and equipment associated with your operational responsibilities.
  • An understanding of the importance of security within nuclear, MoD and airport contracts.
  • Must be able to pass a Security Clearance procedure in line with Ministry of Defence Vetting, as well as a Police CRB background screening assessment.


  • A background in wastewater management and operation.
  • Sewerage network management and operation.

Our promise to you

Here at Veolia, we know that a genuinely good role goes both ways.

So alongside your salary or hourly pay, you’ll get 25 days of holiday alongside an extensive benefits package, which includes our market-leading pension and share scheme, alongside a range of employee discounts. Also to help you further, we provide mental health and financial support, so you can lean on us whenever you need to.

Here at Veolia, we’re proud to be known as an equal opportunities employer. We know how important it is to be fully committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive place to work for every one of our colleagues. So no matter their age, gender, gender expression, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexuality or veteran status, every applicant who meets the minimum requirements will be considered fully.

Job Types : Full-time, Permanent

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