Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by SSE PLC
Location: Any SSEN South including; Poole, Slough, Oxford, Reading, Portsmouth
Salary: £34,123 - £45,066 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance
Permanent| Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available| 37 hours per week
Due to continued growth and success of the performance team, we are looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor to join our existing team, providing services across the South West Region (based at either; Reading, Slough, Poole or Portsmouth). 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
Your Skills and Experience
To be successful, you will have a qualification in Quantity Surveying 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 a utility industry or similar. Alternatively, we would welcome those with a background in asset intensive engineering environment with major projects or hold engineering knowledge.
Preferably you will have experience 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.
At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), our skilled teams operate and maintain our electricity distribution and transmission networks, carrying electricity to over 3.7 million homes across the north of the Central Belt of Scotland and Central Southern England.
Operations are responsible for keeping the lights on; we are at the front line on the Network. If we find a fault, it is our responsibility to respond to the fault, and dispatch our skilled teams to fix it as quickly as possible. We work in all hours, and through all weathers, ensuring our customers are never without power.
We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here's a few highlights;
- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)
- Great share plans
- Group Pension Plan
- One day paid volunteering
- Tailored internal development opportunities
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Closing date for applications is: Thursday 17th January
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, we'll conduct some pre-employment checks.