Senior Quantity Surveyor

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Edinburgh & The Lothians, Glasgow City, Perthshire
Categories: Procurement

Job Title:  Senior Quantity Surveyor
Location: Perth, Edinburgh or Glasgow
Salary: To £56,500 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus + Car Allowance
Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available | 37 hours per week
Our Role
SSE's core purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way. Our strategy is to deliver sustained growth in the dividend payable to shareholders through the efficient operation of, and investment in, a balanced range of regulated and non-regulated businesses.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our Procurement and Commercial team based in our Perth office, to develop and implement key procurement and commercial strategies across a range of major projects in our Networks Transmission business.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Quantity Surveyor who will focus on providing the necessary pre and post contract quantity surveying / commercial support on a range of one off projects and programmes of work. You will be able to combine strong commercial acumen with well-developed interpersonal, problem-solving, communication and negotiation skills with demonstrable experience delivering large projects/programmes of work. Reporting to the Procurement & Commercial Manager, this role will support the Project Manager and Procurement & Commercial Manager to deliver strategies and contracts by providing robust post contract commercial management, which will support the project goals and objectives.
They will also support the delivery of departmental KPIs and objectives such as savings in total cost of ownership, value engineering and safety performance.
We are looking for a highly numerate candidate who is able to analyse and interpret numerical data along with highly developed contract drafting and writing skills, ideally with experience gained through drafting and interpreting construction contracts. Excellent IT skills are essential including knowledge of all MS Office applications, Emptoris and Oracle purchase systems.
 
You will possess the ability to work to tight deadlines, under pressure whilst still delivering quality output and prioritise requirements where necessary. A keen eye to detail is a must as well as the ability to work methodically through a demanding workload. You will need to communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders and hold the ability to influence and negotiate with users outside your own sphere of responsibility.
We are looking for a candidate who has working knowledge of the relevant conditions of contract, along with experience in estimating, cost and budget management, contract administration and payment and expenditure management. It would be ideal if this experience had been gained in a comparable, regulated industry however this is not essential.
Minimum Requirements
• Professional qualifications – MRICS desirable
• Quantity Surveying degree or equivalent
Our Company
We all have different skills here at SSE and that’s what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Passionate about people and proud of our award winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’.
 
Our Benefits
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
 
Next Steps
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Closing date for applications is: 21st November 2018
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.

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