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Who are we?

We're the UK's largest water provider, with over 15 million customers to serve every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We make a difference daily to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of water to around 10 million homes.   Our main role is to ensure customers can turn on the tap and get world class drinking water 24/7. We also safely transport and treat waste, returning it back to the environment.


About the role:

In this role you will primarily be responsible for all the commercial and/or operational aspects of the contracts allocated to you by your Manager. You will be provided a diverse portfolio of Capital Projects within either the Developer Services or HS2 Team. These Projects will range in value from £25k through to Projects worth millions of pounds.

You will join one of our established and expanding Commercial Teams and over the course of your career at Thames Water you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of Projects ranging in value from £25k to £200M.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Support in providing Commercial Assurance to the Developer Services or HS2 Contracts.
  • Ensure that payments are made on time and in accordance with the Contract on given portfolio of Contracts.
  • Agree robust Target Costs with Contractors across your portfolio of Projects
  • Ensure that appropriate processes are in place and monitored on portfolio of Contracts to ensure that Contractual Compliance is maintained, and any non-performance is identified, and corrective actions implemented as necessary.
  • Support the management and optimisation of budgets and spend on portfolio of Contracts
  • Support the Senior Quantity Surveyor or Managing Quantity Surveyor with the resolution of Claims as necessary.
  • Assist the Sourcing Managers and Project Managers with Procurement Projects as and when required.
  • Provide commercial advice and guidance to other team members as required
  • Assist with the timely Close Out of Customer and Contractor Project Accounts


What we’re looking for:

  • A degree in Quantity Surveying or equivalent is required for this role.
  • Someone who is enthusiastic and can take ownership of tasks, think on their feet, devise plans of action and deliver effective solutions.
  • It is essential that you are inquisitive and have a meticulous attention to detail.
  • You should have the ability to hold your ground and offer reasoned advice in a fast-paced environment. 


Here’s why you should join us! 

You will be a part of a highly professional Quantity Surveying team empowered to make decisions and responsible for all commercial aspects of their Contracts. The role will provide a diverse range of Quantity Surveying duties in pre and post Contract areas.

You would be expected to have an interest in becoming a Chartered Quantity Surveyor. You will be supported by a network of several Chartered Quantity Surveyors, RICS APC assessors and colleagues studying to become MRICS and FRICS. 

We’re proud of the positive ways of working we have adopted during the pandemic. We want to create a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles we are moving to a hybrid approach where we will provide options around working from our offices, our operational sites and home dependent on role/team/individual. This will be discussed during the assessment process. 

Thames Water is a rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join us, you’ll enjoy our flexible working arrangements and be supported with progression and development opportunities. We’re proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Leader, Times Top 50 Employer for Women, Race at work charter signatory and Carer Confident great place to work. We also support local events and charities.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year, increasing with length of service, access to money saving and benefits schemes and much more!

You can find our more in our working for us section of our website.