We are looking for talented Managing Quantity Surveyors who have the skills and necessary experience to challenge, engage, influence and drive change.

This is an integral and exciting opportunity to be involved with the mobilisation of a new Design and Build Contract within the Wholesale Services area of Thames Water. The successful candidate will be accountable for a team of Quantity Surveyors and ensuring that they are commercially managing their Projects by the relevant Contract.

What you’ll be doing as Managing Quantity Surveyor

  •  Ensuring that Contractual Compliance is maintained on all Retail Contracts
  •  Providing Procurement Route advice and support to the Service Delivery Team
  •  Advising on Contractual duties and other tasks under assigned Contracts
  •  Management and development of Team Members including their progression towards   chartership
  • Ensuring that appropriate processes are in place and reviewed for your Delivery Area to ensure that Contractual Compliance is maintained and advising stakeholders if any non-performance is identified and corrective actions implemented as necessary
  •  Advising on the overall management and optimisation of budgets and spend
  • Providing Commercial Dispute Advice and resolving claims as required
  • Assisting the Procurement and Supplier Management Team with the implementation of robust commercial processes with their Third Party Suppliers and providing them with commercial support as and when required
  • Supporting the Head of Commercial with the management and strategic development of the Commercial function within the wider business

What you should bring to the role:

  • Extensive experience in commercially managing a portfolio of projects both pre and post-contract
  •  Excellent and recent experience in managing senior quantity surveyors
  •  Hold a degree in Quantity Surveying or equivalent
  •  Be confident in negotiation and have applied dispute resolution skills
  •  Have experience in negotiating with suppliers on all commercial and contractual matters  and applying judgment as to what constitutes an acceptable level of contractual risk and  supply resilience
  • Knowledge of water regulation (incl. OFWAT Price review methodology) would be desirable
  • Have strong Communication and Stakeholder Management skills
  • Self-starter, resilient and tenacious under pressure
  • Hold a full UK Driving license and have your transport
  • You will need to be a good team player, who enjoys working as part of a busy team
  • Chartered or detailed knowledge of the RICS

What’s in it for you?

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.

  • Competitive salary from £70,000 - £90,000 per annum
  • Car Allowance
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Annual Leave 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service (Plus bank holidays) 
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your well-being

Who are we?

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water

At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.