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Graduate Field Service Chemist

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.
Contract type
Fixed term
12 months
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
South West / South Wales - Home, but with regular travel within assigned area
Dates that interviews will take place
W/C 08th March 2021
£25,000 + Car + Benefits
Summary of vacancy

Are you a recent graduate in Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Environmental Sciences?

Can you commit to a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract?

Our EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) Graduate Program is designed for recent graduates who are looking for a challenging yet rewarding experience and want to take a leap into a global organisation following completion of their university studies. 

Further information on the graduate program can be found on our website: https://www.suezwatertechnologies.com/about-us/emea-graduate-program-2021

We are looking for motivated individuals who are willing to think outside the box, share new ideas and take on new challenges. Successful candidates will join us between 16 August and 17 September.  The first training session will take place during October.

Further information is available below on the essential and desirable characteristics, skills and qualifications we are looking for in relation to this specific position.

About the role

What will I be doing?

At SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions we offer our graduates a challenging 12-month program focused on developing their essential and technical skills through a combination of in person, virtual and on the job training.  Each graduate in our program takes on a focused role to develop their expertise in a specific area and make a difference for the local business team. 

We have carefully identified these roles from across our business to fulfil succession planning needs or help us to deliver business growth.  This means that we only offer opportunities which provide meaningful work to you and add value to what we can offer for our internal or external customers.

Further details on the key responsibilities for this role can be found below.

  • Working with one or more Account Managers, the Graduate Field Service Chemist will be responsible for achieving defined goals & objectives as well as working safely, compliantly and efficiently within a defined group of customer accounts.
  • The Field Service Chemist will take guidance from Account Managers and will service, recommend changes, report and communicate treatment performance with customer representatives in accordance with the commercial agreement.

EHS & Compliance

  • Deliver all aspects of the agreed contract including sampling, testing, reporting and consulting directly with the customer. Ensure they work in a safe manner at all times when delivering company objectives and comply with internal, legislative and customer EHS requirements and policies.
  • Apply the company Legionella policy for customers who have qualifying water systems.
  • To act at all times in compliance with the Ethics Charter policies when maintaining and developing relationships with customers.


  • Understand the commercial agreement at each assigned customer site and ensure the Account Manager is made aware of any customer requested scope change or over consumption to maintain profitability. Work with the Account Managers to ensure that the profitability and productivity plans as defined by the Sales Director are met.
  • Ensure the Account Manager is made aware of any Customer Contact changes.
  • Identify opportunities for upgrades to the Account Manager, whether chemfeed equipment, training, analytical services or increased scope of supply.
  • Build and develop commercial responsibilities by supporting Account Managers in:
  • Selling to current and prospect customers.
  • Implementing marketing and sales programs within the assigned area
  • supporting proposal activities


  • Ensure a service plan is defined by the Account manager and then optimise the service activities at the assigned customers, to maximise productivity & profitability as well working with the Account Manager to provide adequate cover for Holidays. The service plan should contain but not be limited to scope of supply of services, time & products as well as treatment limits, performance expectations & KPI’s.
  • Ensure execution of customer service plans.
  • Communicate with the defined customer contact or deputy during each service visit.
  • Ensure customer records are maintained at all times especially any Legionella related records.

What are the Requirements?

  • 2:1 degree in Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Environmental Sciences within the last 2 years.
  • Full driving licence required
  • IT literate, including proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Fluent in English language

Useful skills or abilities

  • Ability to effectively support multiple managers and teams.
  • Good organisational, communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Goal oriented self-starter.
  • Excellent organizational, communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Strong customer focus.

Travel Requirements

  • The role will involve regular travel to client sites within the assigned area/region of UK

Who we are?

With 90,000 people on five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries optimise their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performance.

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions looks for innovation everywhere.

For more than 100 years, SUEZ has been at the forefront of innovation, from the SUEZ canal to addressing water scarcity.

Finding solutions to the world’s biggest problems has never been more important than right now.

Join us today and become an essential part of the Resource Revolution!

SUEZ’s Water Technologies & Solutions (SWTS) offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers and competitive compensation.

WTS is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other protected characteristics protected by law.

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No Fee will be paid if a candidate is hired by SUEZ WTS based on an unsolicited referral

Job Description
Closing Date
Once we have sufficient applicants we withhold the right to close job vacancies early.
This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.