Senior Quantity Surveyor

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: South East England, Southampton, South of England, M3 corridor, M4 corridor, South Coast
Categories: Construction, Trades and Technical, Electrical, Quantity Surveyor, Commercial

Job Title: Senior Quantity Surveyor

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: Competitive base plus annual bonus, company car or cash allowance and excellent benefits

Permanent | Full Time Hours

Our Role

SSE is a FTSE 100 Company and one of the largest and most diverse energy companies in the UK.  SSE Enterprise Contracting is part of the SSE Group and is a leading Street Lighting and M&E contractor in the UK with an annual turnover of around £500 million.  Operating in a dynamic environment, we are currently involved in a range of projects throughout the UK running a variety of commercial and term contracts and have an opening on the South Coast for experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor's looking to progress their careers and join our team.

The key purpose of this position will be to support the Commercial Manager in the implementation of the commercial support service within the South for Street Lighting works including 6 or the groups 11 PFI contracts, in line with the strategy. Providing commercial support including developing the commercial strategy for specific projects or contracts by maintaining and maximising profitability and to provide support to regional stakeholders on general commercial matters in order to reduce risk across the business.

Main responsibilities for this role will include mitigating risks, maintaining dialogue with relevant operational management to have a continual understanding as to contract administration status of specified projects, ensuring that the internal reports of the projects are accurate in respect of risk, costs incurred, projection of costs to spend, contingency and liabilities, sales declared and consequently profit declared.

In addition you will drive improvement in the accuracy and robustness of forecasts and budgets, support implementation and embed processes to improve contract profitability and control of how we manage contractors, consult operational managers on a progressive basis, proactively provide sound commercial knowledge and support to all internal stakeholders and maintain good client relationships within the business and the commercial team.

Your Skills and Experience

The individual that we are keen to hire for this role will be degree qualified (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying with demonstrable previous experience in role, ideally within a street lighting, construction or engineering environment. You will have a comprehensive commercial understanding of contract price build-ups and proven experience in managing Contractual relationships between clients, customers and contractors. You will have an excellent ability to read and understand contract clauses and documents and be adept at communicating these to all levels within the business.

You will be an analytical and methodical individual with a professional attitude to your work, have excellent people management skills and be a team player, able to build and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Due to the requirement to drive between sites, a valid UK driver’s license will be essential for this role.

 

Our Company

The Enterprise Division comprises four companies: Contracting, Rail, Telecoms and Utilities. The SSE Enterprise Projects and Operational Support Team support the entire Enterprise division leading the deployment of best practice in assurance, project management, engineering and in handling strategic projects.

SSE Enterprise Contracting is one of the UK's largest Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) contractors with a product/service portfolio ranging from M&E LV, HV, Instrumentation, Street Lighting, Facilities Management through to Combined Heat and Power solutions.

Our Benefits

With more than 22,000 employees working over 242 locations, we strive to be a great place to work for everyone. In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You’ll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of public holidays), with the option to buy up to 10 extra days. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our "Be the Difference" scheme.

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: 24 October 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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