Quantity Surveyor

  • Job Reference: 8605
  • Date Posted: 16 October 2020
  • Employer: Pertemps
  • Website: https://www2.thameswater.co.uk/
  • Location: Beckton
  • Salary: £30,000 to £48,000
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

About the role:
As a Quantity Surveyor, you will primarily be responsible for all the commercial and operational aspects of the Logistics Management Centre.

You will be commercially responsible for up to £10 million of spend, 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.

A tenacious approach and a keen eye for detail are required whilst carrying out site measurements, estimating/producing month-end valuation documentation and assessing payment applications up to £100K in value.

You will safeguard Thames Water against claims in excess of £1 million per annum and deliver efficiency savings to Thames Water of £1 million per annum.

You will oversee the management of 2 FTE therefore the ability to plan, monitor and motivate is key to succeeding in this role.

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.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
  • Extensive experience in a commercial role
  • Experience of commercial responsibility in excess of £3 million
  • Experience of resolving claims in excess of £200K
  • Experience of engaging at local management level
  • Site measurement experience
  • Degree in Quantity Surveying or similar
  • Obtained or working towards gaining Chartered status
What’s in it for you:
You will be working within an established team you will gain insight into how the UK’s largest water company selects and manages its suppliers across a wide spectrum of services, from supplying pumps to repairing leaks and recruiting temporary staff through to managing our facilities or treatment plant upgrades.

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 may also have an opportunity to become a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and you will work within a very successful structured APC training programme with the support network of several Chartered Quantity Surveyors, RICS APC assessors and colleagues studying to become MRICS and FRICS.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 
 
We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 
 
About us:
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.  
 
As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.
 
We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.
 
Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.
 
Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with award-winning mental health and well-being strategy.