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Quantity Surveyor

Location:
Coventry
Company:
Severn Trent

Description

Are you a Quantity Surveyor looking for a new challenge then you could make a big difference here at Severn Trent.

At Severn Trent we don’t do ordinary. Like the amazing product we supply to millions of people every day, our business is a fluid one, and as the world of water moves forward, we’re moving with it. Together we’re finding, building and implementing solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges, creating a sustainable future and ensuring our customers' water is always there when they need it, no matter what.

What are the main objectives involved with this role?

We are currently looking for Quantity Surveyor in Finham to work with our exciting Capital Delivery & Commercial business over a wide range of engineering projects, providing pre and post contract expertise. These are really exciting times here for the business as we have brought our design engineering capability back in house for AMP7 which has seen us go through a significant period of growth – this is your chance to be part of it! This is a perfect time to join us as we are transitioning to a new way of working and a great opportunity for you to contribute your thoughts and ideas into the development of our processes. You’ll be involved in project delivery from inception and design all the way through to completion and final account. You will support Project Managers in assessing and issuing contractual notifications, reviewing applications for payment, dispute resolution etc. Ensuring Contract administration is completed strictly in accordance with the NEC4 form of contract. Furthermore, a key aspect of the role will be to validate, test and have the confidence to negotiate and finalise work orders with contractors. Attention to detail will be required when completing monthly cost and value reports using the appropriate Seven Trent Water systems. You will need excellent communication skills as you will be expected to liaise with and influence a wide range of stakeholders.

The skills and experience required to be successful include

• Good knowledge of contract law, ideally with experience of the NEC 3 • Methodical way of thinking • Good knowledge of construction • Excellent problem-solving skills • Good financial and numeracy management skills • Excellent communication and negotiating skills • The ability to absorb complex information and assess requirements readily • Computer literate

Qualifications

• Water or utilities industry experience desirable • Undergraduate degree accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in quantity surveying, commercial management or a related construction subject or a postgraduate conversion course accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) • Full UK Driving License

Severn Tent benefits include…

• Competitive salary • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year) • Annual bonus scheme •Fantastic Pension scheme – The company contribution will be twice your contribution (Up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%) •Comprehensive flexible benefits scheme including Gymflex, Dental and Critical Illness Insurance and our Technology Scheme where you can spread payment for a variety of Technology purchases •A chance to save up to £500 per month for three or five years, with the option to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate

Why Severn Trent?

At Severn Trent, we’re here to take care of one of life’s essentials. We bring our wonderful water to our customers whilst taking their waste away safely, so that they can put the kettle on or jump in the shower without a second thought. As one of the largest regulated water companies across England and Wales, we really want to make a positive difference to the communities we serve. We have some really big commitments to our customers, our environment, our society and our colleagues that we know, can only be achieved through our inclusive and energetic culture. Does this sound like somewhere you want to make a difference?

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