Lead Quantity Surveyor

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Hampshire
Categories: Construction, Commercial

Location: Reading or Portsmouth

Salary: £39,413 - £52,055 plus car/car allowance

Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week

 Our Role

You’ll be responsible for running a team of Quantity surveyors and having commercial oversight for that team. Your role will be to lead the team to achieve the objectives set out by the Commercial performance manager by providing advice and guidance on business strategy for new contracts while also overseeing all large project within your team. You’ll also be responsible for your own scheme, these will be of larger value and/or risk to the business.

Your role will work across all regions including strategic investment. There will be one Lead Quantity Surveyors who will lead two separate teams working within a project delivery team. You’ll be expected to either support each project manager with management of commercial aspects on high value/risk projects while managing all commercial aspects including change management, contract correspondence and costs on multiple smaller projects. 

You will also provide strategic commercial direction to the commercial performance manager, communicating the responsibilities and developments within the team whilst ensuring the team’s activities meets the needs of their projects and respective business area. You will drive value through innovation, implementing a continuous improvement philosophy and lead, develop and grow the skills and capability of your team through rigorous implementation of performance management.

Your Skills and Experience

You’ll be able to analyse and interpret numerical data and have highly developed contract drafting and writing skills, from experience gained through interpreting construction contracts. Excellent IT skills are essential including knowledge of all MS Office applications, knowledge of Emptoris and Oracle purchase systems would be beneficial.

We are looking for a candidate who has a good working knowledge of NEC conditions of contract, along with experience in estimating, cost and budget management, contract administration and payment and expenditure management.

Finally, a degree in Quantity Surveying/Engineering is required for this position, while MRICS professional qualifications are desirable.

Our Company

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), our skilled teams operate and maintain our electricity distribution and transmission networks, carrying electricity to over 3.7 million homes across the north of the Central Belt of Scotland and Central Southern England.

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.

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

Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long.

Closing date for applications is: 24th June 2019

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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