Position: Lead Quantity Surveyor
Salary: GBP41307 - GBP54556 per annum + car/car allowance
Ref: 524163_1592495416
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 18/06/2020
Expiry Date: 16/07/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Portsmouth or Reading

Salary: £41,307 - £54,556 plus car/allowance, depending on experience

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week | Flexible Working options available

About the Department

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 Role

You'll be responsible for running a team of Quantity surveyors and providing commercial oversight and sound commercial advice to the delivery units. Your role will be to lead the team engaged in commercial activities, including estimating, cost and budget management, contract administration, payment and expenditure management, as well as the provision of advice and guidance on business strategy for new contracts and frameworks and tenders. You'll also be responsible for your own schemes or portfolio of schemes and these will be of larger value and/or risk to the business.

Your role will work across all regions including strategic investment. You'll be expected to support the delivery units with the management of commercial aspects on high value/risk projects while managing all commercial aspects including change management, contract correspondence, estimating, costs and contract administration on multiple smaller projects.

You will also provide strategic commercial direction to the commercial manager and delivery units, 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.

What do I need?

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 Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Click here to find out what else is on offer.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. Internal candidates - as a courtesy, please inform your manager prior to submitting an application for this role.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job Benefits:

car/car allowance