Quantity Surveyor

Svella Connect is a leading provider of telecoms and digital infrastructure, building and installing high-speed broadband networks to help connect businesses and residents with full-fibre internet. With depots in Warrington, Leeds and Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, we are a leading contractor for telecoms and internet providers such as Virgin Media and Openreach – and carry out a range of projects across Yorkshire, Midlands and the North West.


Our vision is to be the employer of choice in the industry by investing in long-term growth, introducing technology, innovation and developing efficient ways of working to ensure excellent service for our clients and their customers.


We are looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor with proven experience in the Telecoms industry. Based at Warrington or at one of our offices in the surrounding areas, you will work closely with the contract delivery team ensuring the profitability, cash management, cost control and accurate reporting of the Virgin Media projects within the region.


•Proactive and timely management of cash flow to meet the business unit and divisional targets. Ensuring that cash inflow is maximised, prompt resolution of any delays and negotiations with suppliers to extend terms where possible

•On project schemes, prepare and present accurate cost to complete forecasts in conjunction with the operational team

•Ensure commercial challenge at all times to site teams and proactively engage with them to reduce costs and increase value

•Attend internal and external commercial review meetings

•Ensure variations are dealt with in a timely manner and accounts are invoiced in line with the required timescales

•Build client relationships and attend client offices to deal with final account issues through to resolution

· Manage the commercial aspects of subcontract accounts from procurement to interim and final account agreement with input from the operations teams

•Preparation of / assistance with the evaluation and submission of claims for variation works

•Maximising value and minimising cost, ensuring that appropriate controls are in place to monitor and manage the operating cost base

•Working with the operational teams to deliver and manage performance against the Profit Improvement Plan and Cash Improvement Plan

•Ensure that the delivery team are briefed and have sufficient commercial support to monitor and react to budget variances

•Ensure that the group commercial policies are adhered to, that risk to the business is minimised and that the requirements of legislation are met



The ideal candidate:

· Proven experience within the Telecoms Industry

· An industry applicable ONC/HNC/BSc or equivalent

· Commercial and contractual awareness with a proven track record of success

· Highly IT literate and proficient with Excel

· Highly organised and self-motivated individual

· Excellent communication skills with internal stakeholders and external clients

· Ability to organise yourself and others workload

•              Competitive Salary

•              Company car / Car allowance

•              25 days holiday + bank holidays

•              Holiday trading scheme

•              Private Medical Insurance

•              Perks at work scheme (discount from high street retailers)

•              Free eye test vouchers

•              Employee share scheme

•              3x life assurance

•              Free Parking

•              Flexible Working

•              5% enhanced pension contribution


All applications in writing, including full CV to:  recruitment@svellaconnect.com or please visit our candidate portal via our website https://www.svellaconnect.com/careers


At Svella, we are committed to creating inclusive opportunities for all our employees. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to reflect the communities in which we operate and serve, and the customers we support.  Please do let us know should you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process.


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