Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Job Reference: 12391
  • Date Posted: 15 February 2021
  • Employer: Pertemps
  • Location: Brixton
  • Salary: £48,000 to £72,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About the role:
As the Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will be empowered to manage all commercial aspects of an area of the business offering contractual and commercial advice to the stakeholders.

As a senior member of the highly respected commercial team, you will be expected to lead by example with a tenacious and detailed approach. You will be commercially responsible for up to £30 million spends, ensuring Thames Water meets all its contractual, legal and commercial obligations whilst safeguarding Thames Water against claims in excess of £2 million per annum and deliver efficiency savings to Thames Water of £5 million per annum.

This is a highly rewarding role with the management and development of 5 FTE. Providing guidance and support of the team through the RICS assessment process.
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
  • Extensive experience in a commercial role
  • Experience in managing people
  • Experience of commercial responsibility in excess of £15 million
  • Experience of resolving claims in excess of £1 million
  • Experience of engaging at Middle Management level
  • Degree in Quantity Surveying or similar
  • Managing high volume and low-value contracts
  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor or at later stages of assessment
What’s in it for you:
Working with 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 your allocated Contracts.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer to leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 

About us:
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.  

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.
Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.