We have an exciting opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join us at Thames, As the successful candidate you will be responsible for all the commercial and operational aspects of contracts within your department. You will join one of our established and expanding Commercial Teams and throughout your career at Thames Water, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects ranging in value from £25k to £200M. You will be commercially ensuring Thames Water meets all its contractual, legal and commercial obligations whilst engaging and advising professional service colleagues such as Senior Management Accountants and Operations Managers.

What you’ll be doing as the Quantity Surveyor

  • Mentoring a team of Assistant Quantity Surveyors and Commercial Administrators.
  • Taking the Commercial lead on the Clean Water Repair & Maintenance framework for all Water Network regions - Thames Valley, North London & South London.
  • Managing all aspects of a £50m portfolio of suppliers working off an SoR-based contract.
  • Attending sites to carry out measurement and value work complete.
  • Advising project stakeholders of commercial-related issues.
  • Hosting monthly commercial meetings.
  • Calculating and reporting monthly VOWD position to the business finance partner.
  • Leading dispute resolution process.
  • Providing advice on contractual claims.
  • Managing assessment and certification of monthly Applications for Payments. (AFP)
  • Processing subcontract payments on SAP.
  • Managing plant suppliers - keeping track of hire reports and processing invoices.
  • Base Location - Hybrid - Brixton (WTW), Hybrid - Clearwater Court - RG1 8DB, Hybrid - Maple Lodge (STW) - WD3 9SQ.
  • 36 hours per week Monday-Friday.

What you should bring to the role

  • Hold a full valid UK driving licence and have your transport.
  • Be able to demonstrate experience in managing operational contracts. (either a large-scale, high-worth contract, or a portfolio of contracts)
  • A strong technical understanding of commercial and contract management.
  • Negotiation and dispute resolution experience.
  • Have exceptional attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to deliver information and influence internal & external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong MS Office skills, ability to work to deadlines and highly organised.
  • Hold an HND or equivalent or higher in a construction-related diploma/ degree.

What’s in it for you?

  • Offering up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience and skills.
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Car allowance of £4,500 per year.
  • 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 wellbeing.

 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.