Principal / Senior Hydrogeologist

Business Unit: Chief Engineer
Division: CE AS Asset Strategy & Planning
Pay Grade Level: Level 2 - Technical Expert
Post end date: 29-Aug-22
Salary Range: £32,000.00 to £49,000.00
Role Type: Full Time Contract
Secondment length: NA
Recruiter: Shannon Sproul
Manager Name: Gary Stockdale


Want to do the best work of your life? Playing your part in making a big difference to the environment and communities we serve. Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.

Our purpose is taking care of life’s essentials, but we’re also big on making a difference, not just because we should but because we care.

With that in mind we’re looking for a Senior or Principal Hydrogeologist to help get River Positive, fit for the future and more sustainable as an organisation long term.

Do you come from a hydrogeologist background and have experience of water resources management? Are you a good communicator with great influencing skills, and the ability to communicate simple or complex messages as required to promote practical solutions? Are you passionate about making sure we get the best out of our groundwater sources for generations to come?

If so, then read on


As a Senior or Principlal Hydrogeologist at Severn Trent, you’ll sit within the Sustainable Abstraction Team and work as part of a team of multidisciplinary technical experts who provide specialist advice to the business and stakeholders. During AMP7 and beyond we will be undertaking a complex environmental programme, Water Industry National Environmental Programme (WINEP) which encompasses several workstreams, this is where you come into it.

A key element of this role is about getting stuck into the technical challenges we face around managing our groundwater sources sustainably for years to come. This role will involve working with our strategy team, operations and technical consultants, particularly in relation to the investigation, development, and remediation of water supplies, from initial feasibility studies through to groundwater source investigation and development. A key part of this role will be working with the business to address and propose new solutions for how we can manage our groundwater sources to ensure both security of supply and protection of the environment.

Within the role you’ll get the chance to work with a range of stakeholders. You will need to be great at building relationships with internal and external parties, such as regulators for example. There is also an ask for you to be experienced in managing consultants to ensure they deliver the right work and on time and should be experienced in programme and project management. You will coach and mentor junior team members and be an active member of industry technical / scientific bodies and lead on policy development.

Examples of areas of work relating to groundwater and hydrogeology include:

  • No deterioration groundwater source investigations and options appraisals
  • Development of strategies to inform the Water Resources Management Plan and Business Plan submissions
  • Water Supply System strategy development through collaboration with our Hydrogeology, Infrastructure/Network and Operational teams
  • Developing borehole and groundwater source modelling and monitoring

Using this experience, plus your strong water resources expertise you’ll be able to successfully lead, support and influence our future water resources management plans.

If you’d like to know some more of the exiting, and industry changing programs you’ll be part of, along with some more details about your day to day role, apply now!


With that said, yes, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity and a caring attitude in equal weight.

We want people who show up and roll their sleeves up. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you really care, you’ll go above and beyond. When you really care you don’t just talk about it, you do more.

We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.

And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity; who help us do just that.

We do more, because we care.


It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live. Here’s some of our favourites:

  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £2,250 dependent on company performance)
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’
  • Private medical cover, life assurance, income protection and personal accident cover
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers
  • Family friendly policies
  • Two volunteering days per year

We know the work life balance is important, and for the reason, within this role you won't be needed at your desk 9 - 5 to find out more on how we can support you have a balance with your career apply now.


Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSevernTrent on social media.

posted: 29 July 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.