Quantity Surveyor

Exeter, England / Engineering and Energy / Permanent full-time

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Quantity Surveyor

At South West Water we believe that the strongest businesses are built on solid, stable foundations - with a vision and a culture that gives them the freedom to change, improve and innovate.
We’re proud to be responsible for providing reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and wastewater services for the beautiful South West area.
And we have huge ambitions.
Not only are we committed to reaching net-zero by 2030, but we’ve also partnered with Wildlife Trusts, National Parks and local partners to help ensure a better future for generations to come.
So, if you want to be part of a diverse team where opportunities flow and fresh ideas are welcomed, #JustAddWater.

As a Commercial Manager, you will play a pivotal role in managing and supporting the business with a portfolio of contracts associated to infrastructure and non-infrastructure schemes, from minor capital maintenance programmes to industry-leading projects. Your main responsibility will be to work with the business to analyse and support the commercial process throughout the project lifecycle, helping to ensure that we drive efficiency, support change and the collection of data for analysis and reporting, whilst also maintaining and developing relationships with our Partners.
 
This is an exciting time to join us with the launch of our Business Plan 2025-2030, we are delivering the most ambitious water resources and water quality plan in decades.
 
We are currently growing our team and have an opportunity for a Commercial Manager/Quantity Surveyor to join our team based in Exeter. Joining us on a full-time permanent basis, you will receive a competitive salary of £55,000 - £62,500 per annum plus a relocation package of up to £8,000 (subject to eligibility) with excellent benefits and development opportunities within our established Engineering Team.

What you'll be doing:

  • Developing expertise in the suite of New Engineering Contracts (NEC3 & NEC4) as a key member of the Strategic Client’s ‘centre of excellence’ in contract management
  • Providing sound commercial advice and management of sourcing strategies, procurement events and Framework call-off contract awards to ensure optimum contract and supplier selection and demonstrable value for money
  • Negotiation and agreement of Target Price and ensuring that contract risk registers are appropriate for the work procured and assigned correctly to the contracted parties
  • Ensuring effective post-contract management and administration of the SWW Capital Programme; managing numerous NEC contracts using our contract administration platform from pre-contract award to Final Account
  • Ensuring all key contract performance metrics are reported to enable delivery partner analysis
  • Collection and analysis of unit cost data in line with SWW’s established methodology and effective use of cost data for producing estimates for capital schemes and optioneering
  • What we are looking for:

  • A Civil/Commercial/Quantity Surveying degree or equivalent
  • Proven experience as a QS/Contract/Commercial Manager
  • A demonstrable history of adding significant value
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of construction contracts, cost management and estimating
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel/Word/Outlook
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • A full UK driving licence
  • What's in it for you:

  • Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • A discretionary Bonus
  • Competitive Contributory Pension
  • Share-save Scheme
  • Various health benefits
  • Wellbeing support programmes
  • A range of Group Discounts
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Financial support services
  • And plenty more!
  • Closing Date: Friday 19th July 2024

    Please note that the successful candidate will be subject to a mandatory DBS check as part of the onboarding process.

    Be yourself, we like it that way. Together, we will build a culture of belonging, where inclusion is instinctive. Diversity is our strength and a reflection of our communities. We care, we value everyone, we celebrate uniqueness.
     
    Our core values which are essential to our success are:
     
    Be Rock Solid - Build trust and be trusted. Be the one we all look to and can depend on.
    Be You - We want you to bring your best everyday. Be yourself and make your mark in your individual way.
    Be the Future - Embrace change. Drive Progress. Own the challenge.

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