We are currently looking for a Graduate Water Quality Scientist to join our growing Regulatory Science department at our Cardiff Office.

Reporting into the Regulatory Science Manager, the role holder will be provided with training and development opportunities to enable them to provide support with a wide range of water quality related tasks.

Have you got the drive to go the Last Mile?

Your responsibilities

This scientific role is within the Regulatory Science Team of the Water Asset Management department. This team are responsible for providing the regulatory and scientific support necessary for the business to hold an Ofwat license to supply clean water to customers.

As a Graduate Water Quality Scientist, you will help the team with a wide range of tasks that help to ensure that the company remains compliant with the regulatory standards for water quality and water supply.

Tasks including but not limited to

  • Interpretation and analysis of water quality datasets.
  • Assisting with the production of internal and external reports.
  • Data entry and helping manage the Water Quality Database.
  • Assisting with the drinking water monitoring program.
  • Provide assistance with the companies risk assessments.
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assisting with planning and monitoring of work for Field Service Team.
  • Provide input and help update company policies, procedures, and guidance documents.
  • Provide help and support across the wider business.

What you'll need

Experience / knowledge

  • Relevant work experience or some knowledge of the regulations that apply to the water industry is desirable.


  • A recent degree in an Engineering or Scientific subject.


  • Competent with the use of Microsoft Office and database systems.
  • Experience in handling, manipulating and analysing large volumes of data.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Good time management and organisation skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Strong team player.
  • Eager to learn.
  • Full UK Driver’s License.

We offer good benefits and remuneration packages, but most importantly, an enjoyable and rewarding place to work. We believe in rewarding our people well and there are plenty of career opportunities for the right person.

In return of your hard work and dedication, we can offer you:

Core benefits

  • 25 days holiday, increasing after 2 years by 1 day each year up to 30 days, plus 9 public holidays
  • Holiday buy scheme
  • Discretionary bonus
  • EV and ULEV salary sacrifice scheme (subject to minimum length of service)
  • Cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme
  • Up to 7% employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance (x4 annual basic salary)
  • Refer a friend incentive
  • Wagestream
  • Employee assistance programme

And once you have successfully completed your probation, you will have access to:

  • Hybrid working for eligible roles (3 days in the office, 2 from home)
  • Flexible start and finish times for eligible roles
  • Private medical insurance
  • Company sick pay

At Last Mile Infrastructure Group, we are one of the UK’s largest Independent Network Owners, owning and operating in excess of 500,000 gas, electricity, water and wastewater connections serving residential and commercial customers. Last Mile Asset Management adopt and operate electricity, gas, water and wastewater, and ground source heat/cooling networks that are designed, installed and commissioned by Lloyds accredited Independent Connection providers (ICPs).

It is our vision to be the UK’s leading independent multi-utility provider. People are our most valuable “asset” and therefore it is our mission to not only attract but retain the best talent to support delivery of our corporate business strategy and share our company’s success.

At Last Mile, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse working environment, where employee wellbeing is at the forefront in making sure our people feel valued. We provide tailored ongoing training and development, but most importantly, long term career opportunities for you to Grow With Us. If you are motivated to succeed and have a ‘can-do’ attitude, we would love to hear from you!