Senior Quantity Surveyor - East Region

Closing date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 11:02
Employer: 
SSE
Type: 
Permanent
Region: 
United Kingdom

Salary: Competitive Package including Annual Incentive + Company Car/Allowance
Location: Colchester, Ashford or Cambridge
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 mechanical and electrical 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 a number of openings across the UK 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 Regional Commercial Manager in the implementation of the commercial support service within the region for M+E works, 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 understanding and negotiating contract terms for projects and mitigating risks these may place upon SSE prior to any agreement, 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 individuals that we are keen to hire for this role will be degree qualified (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying with demonstrable previous experience in the role, ideally within a 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.
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
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: 24 July 2019
For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.
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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