What is the purpose of the role?
We have a number of exciting opportunities for people keen to progress their career in Quantity Surveying. We are looking for people to 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. 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 projects from working on our leakage programme to working on a large DPC (Direct Procurement for Customers) project worth billions of pounds.
What makes this role unique?
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. This role also offers you the opportunity to become a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and you would have the opportunity to work within a very successful structured APC training programme with the support network of a number of Chartered Quantity Surveyors, RICS APC assessors and colleagues studying to become MRICS and FRICS.
What will this role involve?
Annual and final accounting. Estimating and forecasting.
Ensuring that appropriate processes are in place and monitored on your portfolio of contracts to demonstrate contractual compliance is maintained and any non-performance of the contract is identified, with corrective actions implemented as necessary.
Resolving general disputes and claims as well as providing advice and support to the business.
Preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the architect and/or the client;
Undertaking cost analysis for repair and maintenance project work;
Assisting in establishing the client's requirements and undertaking feasibility studies;
Performing risk, value management and cost control;
Identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risks;
Preparing and analysing costings from received tenders;
Analysing outcomes and writing detailed progress reports;
Valuing completed work and arranging payments;
Plus loads of other activities
What are we looking for?
This role requires someone who is enthusiastic and can take ownership of tasks, think on their feet, devise plans of action and deliver effective solutions. You must be able to work semi-autonomously and be confident as well as professional at all times. It is essential that you are inquisitive and have a meticulous attention to detail. To be successful in this role you will need to be a team-player. You should have the ability to hold your ground and offer reasoned advice in a fast-paced environment. A degree in Quantity Surveying or equivalent is required for this role. In depth knowledge of infrastructure and the water industry is preferable. Dedication and a willingness to learn and develop is also fundamental to success within this role.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based at Reading, Berkshire. We are offering a salary of up to £41,000, depending on skills and experience. There is a competitive Salary package includes up to 28 days annual leave depending on length of service, generous Pension scheme whereby the company will match twice of what you contribute up to a 12% company contribution, life insurance of 8 x salary, annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service. A valid UK driving licence would be beneficial as there will be some travel required to other company sites.
About Thames Water
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 18/02/2019.