Quantity Surveyor (Reading, Melksham, Swindon or Oxford)

12 Dec 2015
10 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time



JOB LOCATION: Melksham, Swindon, Oxford or Reading

SALARY £33,520 - £44,269 (SSE 7) plus car and competitive benefits

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks forms part of the FTSE-50 energy company, SSE. Our electricity distribution and transmission networks carry electricity to over 3.7 million homes and businesses across Scotland and Central Southern England. Our skilled teams are based right across the regions we serve, from the bustle of West London to the smallest villages in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks we are keeping our customers' lives comfortable, warm and well lit, no matter what. Our focus on people helps us understand the needs of the community and deliver the best service possible – no excuses. We've worked on our networks for over 70 years to meet the changing needs of our customers. We are ready to meet the challenges ahead. We're powering our community.

Due to continued growth and success of the performance team, we are looking to recruit two Quantity Surveyors to join our existing team, providing services across the North West Region (based at either; Melksham, Swindon, Reading or Oxford). The performance team are responsible for implementing commercial and contractual management both on Major project schemes as well as high volume low value projects. You will play a pivotal role in ensuring efficiencies are made whilst developing your experience within the team environment to develop new ideas and improve the performance of the business.

In this client side role, you will be responsible for contract management as well as, measuring and cost control on large value projects. You will provide excellent customer services and advice on procedures and contractual claims to internal and external customers and manage contractor payments and invoices. You will have the opportunity to manage all commercial aspect of the role, including change management, contract correspondence and costs on multiple smaller projects whilst having the support of the team and management to deliver success.

To be successful, you will have previous experience or a qualification in Quantity Surveying and/or a similar field, as well as knowledge and experience of working within a commercial environment. Ideally you will have experience of working in a projects environment in either a utility industry. Alternatively we would welcome those with a background in asset intensive engineering environment with major projects or hold engineering knowledge.

Ideally your experience will include working across various types and forms of contracts including; fixed price, BOQ, target cost and time related rates. You will have the ability to report costs including forecasting, estimating, change management and claims. A current valid UK driving licence is essential as you will be required to travel and a company car through participation in our company car ownership scheme is included within this role.

Closing date for applications is: 7 November 2016

There are big energy challenges ahead, but with your skills and experience there are just as many opportunities. For us it's not just about being good at what you do - it's about enjoying what you do, too. So we'll encourage and empower you to be imaginative, share your great ideas, and do work that you can be proud of. In return for being your best for our customers, you'll also enjoy a variety of benefits and development opportunities. On top of a competitive salary, you'll enjoy generous holiday entitlement, a Group Pension Plan, share options and discounts on energy bills, phone and broadband as well as great career development..

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. As a courtesy, internal candidates should please notify their line manager prior to submitting their application. Successful candidates will be subject to the company's verification and vetting process which includes a basic criminal record check.

Advertised: 14 Oct 2016 GMT Daylight Time
Applications close: 07 Nov 2016 GMT Standard Time