What is the purpose of the role?
Working as a senior quantity surveyor, within the Developer Services major projects team, you will be leading a team of quantity surveyors responsible for a range of commercial services. From project work providing pre-contract budget estimates, through to procurement of work, post contract cost control and final accounts. You will be responsible for monthly cycle of cost reporting, valuations, change control to ensure accurate and timely reporting of commercial information to both project managers and the wider business. This is a customer facing team delivering a wide range of water and waste projects for both external and internal stakeholders, where you will be the escalation point for any team queries, acting as the centre of expertise, offering advice and solutions as required.
What makes this role unique?
This role allows you to gain exposure within a broad range of projects, both across our clean water and waste water side of the business. This newly created role gives you the opportunity to develop and mould the role yourself and will require you to manage the full end to end process. You will be the central point of contact for the project and will be an excellent addition to your CV.
What will this role involve?
Managing the full end to end process, you will be responsible for:
Understanding of the statutory requirements within the water industry.
The preparation of budget and detailed cost estimates for internal and external stakeholders.
Preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities.
Cost control during the project life cycle including raising of purchase orders, the valuation of completed work by the supply chain, auditing costs and certification for payments.
Manage project change control including supply change management.
Accurate forecasting of spend to completion.
Preparation of monthly cost reports for internal and external stakeholders.
Review and adhere to compliance implications from the regulators.
What are we looking for?
To be considered for this role you will be an exceptional leader with strong management experience. You will have water and waste experience and will have gained experience in a highly regulated environment with third party contractors. Previous demonstrable project experience is essential and you will possess a Quantity Surveying Degree or equivalent technical knowledge gained through relevant experience. Accurate financial reporting experience is fundamental as well as being a team player with strong communication skills at all levels of an organisation.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is offering a salary of circa £50,000 and will be based at Clearwater Court in Reading however some travel around the Thames Water area (Thames Valley and London) will be required. Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.
About Thames Water
Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.
We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 18/04/2018.