Quantity surveyor

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Location: Reading

Type: Permanent

Ref: e20011571j


What is the purpose of the role?

You will be working as a quantity surveyor in Group Commercial, at the UK's largest water company. The team currently assure a variety of different contracts, including the innovative/pioneering Thames Water Infrastructure Alliance and metering contracts. In this role you will primarily provide commercial support to the Thames Water Technology and Transformation Alliance. You will be responsible for all the commercial aspects of the contracts that are allocated to you by the principal quantity surveyor. The QS team also provides commercial support for a wide variety of other projects so there is more than enough diversity of work in the portfolio to entertain an enthusiastic quantity surveyor.

What makes this role unique?

This role offers a great opportunity to become part of the Thames Water family. You will be given the opportunity and support you need to become chartered. The team has a very successful APC and CPD training programme, with a support network of a number of chartered quantity surveyors, RICS APC assessors as well as colleagues studying to become MRICS.

What will this role involve?

Annual auditing and final accounting, estimating and cost forecasting.

Assessing applications for payment and ensuring that they are made on time and in accordance with the various forms of contracts.

Agreeing target costs for work and carrying out rate reviews to establish value for money.

Ensuring that appropriate processes are in place and monitored on your portfolio of contracts to ensure that contractual compliance is maintained and any non-performance of the contract is identified and corrective actions implemented as necessary.

Assisting the contract managers with the implementation of robust commercial processes with their third party suppliers and providing them with commercial support as and when required.

Resolving general disputes and claims as well as providing commercial advice and support to the business.

Providing commercial advice and guidance to other team members as required.

Supporting the wider commercial team procurement exercises.


What are we looking for?

This role requires someone who can take ownership of tasks, think on their feet, devise plans of action and delivers effective solutions.

You must be able to work autonomously and be confident as well as professional at all times.

It is essential that you are inquisitive and have meticulous attention to detail.

To be successful in this role you will need to be a team player.

You should have the ability to hold your ground and offer reasoned advice in a fast-paced environment.

A degree in quantity surveying or equivalent is required for this role.

Knowledge of information technology, the water industry and its regulatory frameworks is preferable.

Dedication, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and develop is also fundamental to success within this role.


Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based out of Clearwater Court in Reading, offering a salary up to 37,000 depending upon experience. There are a range of benefits including an excellent contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, season ticket loans and paid volunteering days. You will need a valid UK driving licence as this role will involve travelling to different offices and sites.

About Thames Water

Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.

We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 23/10/17.