Graduate - Quantity Surveyor

South West Water
25500.00 GBP Annual
13 Jan 2022
10 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a Graduate looking for the next move in starting and growing your career?

Part of the Pennon group, at South West Water we believe that the strongest businesses are built on solid, stable foundations - with a vision and a culture that gives them the freedom to change, improve and innovate. We're responsible for providing reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and wastewater services for the beautiful South West area. And we have huge ambitions. Not only are we committed to reaching net zero by 2030, but we've also partnered with wildlife charities, National Parks and local partners to help ensure a better future for generations to come. So, if you want to be part of a diverse team where opportunities flow and fresh ideas are welcomed, #JustAddWater.

We currently have an opportunity available for a Graduate Quantity Surveyor to join our team in Exeter. Joining us on a full-time, permanent basis, you will receive a competitive salary of GBP25,500 per annum, increasing to GBP30,000 over the 2 years, plus excellent benefits including relocation support and an annual bonus.

What's it all about?

The Quantity Surveyor Graduate placement has been designed to provide a clear pathway for development within the Investor Relations function.

As part of the team you will be responsible for monitoring and analysing costs across a range of operational contracts, minimising any potential or future liabilities and focussed on providing value for money.

What you'll be doing:

  • Analysis of all costs associated with all operational contracts
  • Reviewing and developing cost models to support any changing business requirements, contract renewals and commercial tender activity
  • Producing cost and performance reporting support monthly contract reviews
  • Developing expertise in the operation of Pennon Group Contracts and New Engineering Contracts (NEC3 & NEC4)
  • Management and review of any inflation indices and price increase requests
  • Developing and implementing processes that support cost control
  • Developing Whole Life Cycle costing models and contributing to developing and supporting related business processes
  • Providing support and advice to the Commercial & Contract Manager and the wider Operations Management team as required

What we are looking for in you:

  • Quantity Surveying / Commercial Management Degree or equivalent accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Confident, proactive and flexible with a willingness to develop and learn
  • Resilient, with the ability to perform well under pressure
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills enabling effective communication with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent written and analytical skills - ensuring information is accurate and appropriate for the audience, including the Board and key external stakeholders
  • Exceptional organisational skills with a highly detail-oriented approach
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to adapt to different and changing work priorities, timings of meetings and deliverables
  • Ability to work effectively in both a team and under own initiative
  • Able to work accurately, prioritise work and manage time effectively

What's in it for you:

We know that the support and commitment of our staff is key to our success so you will receive the opportunity for ongoing development and training for a long-term career with us. We're one of the largest companies in the South West and are proud to have been awarded Investors in People recognition.

In return, we offer an excellent range of benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • Relocation Support
  • A discretionary Annual Bonus
  • Competitive Contributory Pension
  • Access to the Company Sharesave Scheme
  • Various health benefits
  • And more!

Be yourself, we like it that way. Together, we will build a culture of belonging, where inclusion is instinctive. Diversity is our strength and a reflection of our communities. We care, we value everyone, we celebrate uniqueness.

Our core values which are essential to our success are:

  • Trusted - We do the right thing for our customers and stakeholders.
  • Collaborative - We forge strong relationships working together to make a positive impact.
  • Responsible - We keep our promises to our customers, communities, and each other.
  • Progressive - We are always looking for new ways to improve and make life better.

Closing date: 20th February 2022

If you are looking for a new challenge, please click apply now to be considered as our Graduate Quantity Surveyor - we look forward to receiving your application.