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  • Congratulations to our risk team who won the top prize for Risk Management Programme of the Year at the CIR Awards this week. The team, made up of our employees and Stantec has transformed the systems and processes to manage threats and opportunities on our multi-billion pound construction projects, making us an industry leader in risk management. “Siobhan and her team have delivered a truly world class programme which is already delivering benefits to our teams delivering complex projects,” said Neil Colman, our director of engineering and construction. “Beating competition from global names such as Barclays and BT underlines the quality the judges identified in this programme,” he added. Read more about the team's work here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMudZ

  • Our fat, oil, grease and #TheUnflushables team has helped reduced blockages by 25% in the last three years. The team, who were named Drainage & Flood Management Initiative of the Year 2019, work closely with customers and businesses to avoid blockages and internal flooding. Support includes prevention advice, visiting ‘blockage hotspots’ and checking for fat, oil or grease in manholes, Read Water and Wastewater Treatment Magazine's piece to find out more about the team and their blockage-busting work: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM07p

    Southern Water's FOG and Unflushables programme has brought a significant improvement in the state of its sewers. Robin Hackett hears how the company has gone about educating customers and food service establishments in the fight to keep its networks clear TOWARDS ZERO POLLUTION Southern Water has set a target of zero pollution by 2040.

    Southern Water's FOG and Unflushables programme has brought a significant improvement in the state of its sewers. Robin Hackett hears how the company has gone about educating customers and food service establishments in the fight to keep its networks clear TOWARDS ZERO POLLUTION Southern Water has set a target of zero pollution by 2040.

  • Well done to our Operational Excellence team who recently passed their Lean Competency training, delivered by Egremont Group. The accredited course has helped the team develop new skills for the future that’ll enable us to provide a better service to our customers. Head of Operational Excellence, Andy Beebee awarded certificates to the group, and team member, Katie said: “I thought the training was really through provoking, it makes you challenge things that are just accepted as the norm, big reality check.”

  • It was International Women In Engineering Day yesterday, and we celebrated the inspiring females across our business. With 22% of our engineers female, Techincal Skills Lead, Emily-Jo talks about her role in the field, and any advice she'd pass on to those thinking of a career in engineering: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMF7Z

  • This week we won an award at the Water Industry Awards for Drainage & Flood Management Initiative of the Year for our fat, oil, grease and the unflushables project. Congratulations to the team! In the last few years the team has visited and offered sewer flooding prevention advice to thousands of customers in blockage 'hotspots', and food businesses including restaurants, cafes and pubs: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMd3b.

    We'll also be checking manholes and putting cameras in sewers to check they are working properly, and using high-powered water jets to clear any blockages we find.

    We'll also be checking manholes and putting cameras in sewers to check they are working properly, and using high-powered water jets to clear any blockages we find.

  • We’re thrilled to have received recognition for two of our improvement schemes with CMDP at the National Considerate Constructors Awards! We received a Gold Award for our Tunbridge Wells North project and Silver for our Scaynes Hill scheme. Thank you Considerate Constructors Scheme. We're making improvements to a number of areas in our region to ensure we can continue to provide an essential service and water for life. Take a look at our current projects here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMdvt

    We are undertaking a £3 billion programme of improvements across Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight between 2015 and 2020.

    We are undertaking a £3 billion programme of improvements across Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight between 2015 and 2020.

  • We're thrilled to have won the Institutes of Water's South East Innovation Award for our River Itchen Challenge! An incentive scheme to help Hampshire villages save water and protect the river's wildlife, overall we collectively reduced water use in the area by 8%. Ben Earl, Water Efficiency Manager: "We are aiming to be at the forefront of taking action to effectively manage water resources, keep bills affordable, drive innovation and support our customers. "Many thanks to the communities for all your hard work!" Watch our film with Ben to find out more about the challenge, and thoughts on how we could use incentive schemes again in the future to save water http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMXGm

    Our customers have told us they would like to see more local, community led projects - we listened and ran the River Itchen challenge which incentivised saving water. Last year, we set six local communities in Hampshire - Cheriton, Kilmeston, Bramdean, Hinton Ampner, Bishops Sutton and Beauworth a challenge to save water and wildlife.

    Our customers have told us they would like to see more local, community led projects - we listened and ran the River Itchen challenge which incentivised saving water. Last year, we set six local communities in Hampshire - Cheriton, Kilmeston, Bramdean, Hinton Ampner, Bishops Sutton and Beauworth a challenge to save water and wildlife.

  • We're thrilled Sir James Bevan - head of the Environment Agency - is joining us on our water saving journey - #Target100 - to help customers reduce their water use to 100 litres per person, per day by 2040: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMCrv The first of its kind in the industry, our ambitious initiative aims to help provide #WaterforLife and tackle future challenges our region faces, including climate and population growth. Our CEO, Ian McAulay recently wrote a blog on our Target 100 programme, and talks about the ways we’re planning to reach this. Take a look here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMCrP

    Southern Water's Chief Executive, Ian McAulay, on the company's 'Water for Life' programme - how Southern Water's Target 100 programme is creating a 'social contract' which is changing its consumers' relationship with water. What is it? Target 100 is Southern Water's programme to reduce average water consumption to 100 litres per person, per day by 2040.

    Southern Water's Chief Executive, Ian McAulay, on the company's 'Water for Life' programme - how Southern Water's Target 100 programme is creating a 'social contract' which is changing its consumers' relationship with water. What is it? Target 100 is Southern Water's programme to reduce average water consumption to 100 litres per person, per day by 2040.

  • It's National Apprenticeship Week and we're celebrating our engineering and mechanical apprentices. There are around 20 people on both schemes and it’s an excellent first step into the industry, providing apprentices with the skills and knowledge needed for a career in engineering. Megan is a Mechanical Apprentice. “I would recommend it to my friends because it’s a lot of fun, you get to meet great people and learn a lot of new skills during it.” The groups also have a mentor to support them during their apprenticeship. Graham is a Mechanical Technician at Peacehaven and apprenticeship mentor. “My role as a mentor is to pass on my knowledge and experience and help guide new apprentices into the Southern Water way of working, and develop them into excellent mechanical technicians. “If anyone’s thinking of becoming an apprentice I would say do it. It’s good to have a qualification and skill behind you that is recognised throughout the industry.” Take a look at our film to find out how the newest intake of apprentices are getting on: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMAWc

    It's National Apprenticeship Week and Southern Water is using this as an opportunity to celebrate the 20 youngsters enrolled in our mechanical and engineering apprenticeships. Looking to the future The schemes are a fantastic first step into the sector and Southern Water is looking to the next generating to make sure it continues to have highly skilled engineers working in our sector.

    It's National Apprenticeship Week and Southern Water is using this as an opportunity to celebrate the 20 youngsters enrolled in our mechanical and engineering apprenticeships. Looking to the future The schemes are a fantastic first step into the sector and Southern Water is looking to the next generating to make sure it continues to have highly skilled engineers working in our sector.

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