Careers

Current Vacancies

From time to time vacancies arise at Portsmouth Water. These will be advertised here so please visit this page regularly.

Contact Us

All applicants should send a covering letter explaining the vacancy you are applying for along with a CV outlining your current salary and 2 referees to:

Ian Limb, Head of Human Resources, PO Box 8, West Street, Havant, Hants, PO9 1LG or email to jobs@portsmouthwater.co.uk

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Vacancies

WATER QUALITY TECHNICIAN

Based in Havant

Working in a busy and modern Water Quality Department currently undergoing UKAS accreditation, we are looking to recruit a Water Quality Technician to  work in our laboratory.

The candidate must possess a minimum of 2 ‘A levels’ in science related subjects and ideally experience in working in an ISO17025/DWTS laboratory.

Download the full application document here


DISTRIBUTION ENGINEER

Based in Havant

We are looking to appoint an experienced Chartered Water Engineer to help us deliver further improvements in our performance to customers in the areas of  network operations and maintenance including both leakage and water regulations.

Download the full application document here


More Information

About us

Portsmouth Water is an independent water supply company that serves over 280,000 customers in and around the Portsmouth area of the south-east of England in the UK. It has a long tradition of providing safe drinking water of the highest quality from its springs, wells, boreholes, and surface water sources.

We have a proud record of maintaining high standards of customer service whilst having the lowest water supply charges in England and Wales.

We currently employ over 220 people ranging from Customer Services to Civil Engineers and are primarily based at our Head Office in Havant with treatment works sites at Fishbourne, Farlington and Itchen.

Portsmouth Water is fully committed to Equal Opportunities (a copy can be downloaded by clicking here) for all employees and has a number of policies that exceed the statutory requirements for example Maternity and Holidays.

Health and Safety is at the forefront of all of Portsmouth Water’s activities 2006, 2007 and 2008 saw the Company awarded the RoSPA Gold Award for Health and Safety. 2009 saw the Company awarded, in the prestigious water industry sector awards, a ‘highly commends’ in the area of Health and Safety from RoSPA.

Training and Development

At Portsmouth Water we recognise that the people we employee are our most important asset. Therefore, we aim to ensure all employees are in possession of the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to perform their job to the required standard. This, in turn, enables our business goals and targets to be met.

We want every employee at Portsmouth Water to reach their full potential within their chosen career. We strive through our training and development programme to allow employees to fulfill their potential.

We offer opportunities through a range of Modern Apprenticeships including Mechanical and Electrical, Business Administration and Customer Services allowing employees to obtain qualifications ranging from an NVQ Level 2 to HNC.

Employees are encouraged to further their academic qualifications in relation to their job activity. For example a number of employees have gone on to achieve, with our full support, Degree and MSc qualifications.

All employees receive an annual Performance Development Review where in discussion with their Supervisor, they reflect on their performance over the past year and where necessary highlight areas that need developing.

What We Do

Portsmouth Water has a wide variety of job activities all essential to the smooth running of the company.

Water Operations

Our primary function is to deliver high quality drinking water to our 280,000 customers 24 hours a day 365 days a year. To achieve this we have people carrying out important activities such as the building and maintenance of our infrastructure e.g. reservoirs, treatment works and the mains network. This allows for the water to be treated and then distributed through a large network of pipes to your tap. On top of this we have a Water Quality team ensuring your water has been tested so it is of the highest quality.

Customer Services

In Customer Services, we answer the phone 172,000 times a year and work quickly to resolve customer queries and problems. So when problems happen at Portsmouth Water, we aim to fix them fast. Being a highly regulated environment, we have teams of specialists working to maintain the highest customer standards at all times.

Support Services

Our Support Services functions work alongside the business, offering expertise on a range of disciplines including HR, safety, finance, procurement, IT, legal matters, etc. These back office functions are essential to providing consistency and compliance across the company and ensure that our people and our systems are given the care and attention they need.