Salary: £34,123 - £45,066 depending on skills and experience + car
Who is Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks?
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.
What does Operations do?
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.
I like the sound of that, what about the role itself?
We have an opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join our Strategic Investment Team, responsible for implementing commercial and contractual management.
This role holds wide spanning responsibilities, and will allow you responsibility to support the region with all elements of commercial project risk. You can expect to manage the tendering of projects from initiation through to the evaluation and provide commercial input on appointing the right contractor. Other elements of the role including reviewing documents including Scope of Works, reviewing BOQ’s highlighted costing risks, managing call-offs against various frameworks and providing regional support on processing early warning notices. In addition, you will be involved in variations, compensation events, valuations, involves and payments through to project closure certification.
That sounds interesting, what do you need from me?
To ensure you get the most from your role, and our customers receive the highest standard of service, we ask that you have the following to join us;
- relevant qualification in Quantity Surveying or Construction Contract Management, or relevant experience in a similar role or field is essential
- demonstrable experience of working within a commercial environment
- ability to produce commercial project reports
- full UK driving licence is required as your role will involve a degree of travel between sites
Whilst the above skills and experience are important, we also have several personal competencies that we look for in our colleagues;
- high regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do is a key priority
- outstanding customer relationship skills, and a commitment to providing a high level service at all times
- excellent written and verbal communication skills; comfortable liaising with stakeholders at all levels, both internal and externa
- excellent organisational skills with an ability to work to deadlines
- sound knowledge of IT, namely Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Outlook; a flair for picking up new IT systems is a great advantage
- enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to changing business and project priorities
Great. What’s in it for me?
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 you'll 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.
I like the sound of that. Where do I apply?
Click the Apply button to submit your application, with a CV to hand, it takes no more than 10 minutes.
Closing date for applications is: Thursday 28th September 2017
As a courtesy, internal candidates should please notify their line manager prior to submitting their application.