Assistant Quantity Surveyor – Capital Delivery Major Projects

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Who are we?
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km’s of pipes, to keep taps flowing and toilets flushing. We are an essential service and have operated throughout the Covid19 pandemic.

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.

What you will be doing
As an Assistant Quantity Surveyor working in Capital Delivery Major Projects, you will be responsible for specific commercial tasks allocated to you by your manager, supporting the project managers and commercial team on all commercial aspects of the project pre and/or post-contract. A wide range of commercial activities need to be undertaken including supporting procurement, producing monthly valuations, review and approval of subcontractors, contract administration, change control, risk management and cost reporting.

Major Projects are responsible for delivering large complex single-site projects >£30m in value. Once a need has been validated, the Major Projects Team are responsible for the Definition, Outline Design, Execution and Closedown Stages.

You will be expected to split your time between Reading and site.

Day to Day Duties include:

  • Working with the project team to produce tender documents and undertake the commercial evaluation of tenders
  • Ensuring that appropriate processes are in place and monitored on your contracts to demonstrate contractual compliance is maintained, with corrective actions implemented as necessary
  • Review contractor applications and produce monthly valuations and arrange payments
  • Approval of contractors proposed subcontractors & suppliers
  • Identifying, analysing, and developing responses to commercial risks
  • Support the resolution of any general disputes
  • Risk management and cost control
  • Undertaking cost analysis and producing detailed reports
  • Support the production of monthly VOWD & cash flow forecasts
  • Agree on the Contractor Final Account in accordance with the Contract
  • Review the Contractors cost data submissions for appropriateness for inclusion in Thames Waters Engineering Estimating System
  • Ensure we maintain within financial governance at all times; highlighting issues early, manage and report on contingency/risk updates
  • Assist the wider commercial team with their duties

We’re looking for you to:

  • Have a degree in Quantity Surveying or equivalent and have experience in the stated discipline
  • Be enthusiastic and able to take ownership of tasks, think on your feet, devise plans of action and deliver effective solutions
  • Be able to work semi-autonomously
  • Be inquisitive and have meticulous attention to detail
  • You should be resilient and confident in your decision making and able to offer reasoned advice
  • Have a full clean drivers’ licence

If you have in-depth knowledge of infrastructure and the water industry, please make this clear on your application or CV.

What’s in it for you?
You will be working within an established team and will gain insight into how the UK’s largest water company selects and manages its suppliers across a wide spectrum of services.

You will be a part of a highly professional quantity surveying team empowered to make decisions and who is responsible for all commercial aspects of their contracts. The role will provide a diverse range of quantity surveying duties in pre and post contract areas.
You may have an opportunity to become a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and you would have the opportunity to work within a very successful structured APC training programme with the support network of several Chartered Quantity Surveyors, RICS APC assessors and colleagues studying to become MRICS.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme.

We’re proud of the positive ways of working we have adopted during the pandemic. We want to create a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles we are moving to a hybrid approach where we will provide options around working from our offices, our operational sites and home dependent on role/team/individual. This will be discussed during the assessment process.

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 and we are a Times Top 50 Employer for Women.

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