Position: Multi-Utility Estimator
Salary: GBP35000 - GBP45000 per annum
Ref: 522105_1570011086
Job Type: Contract
Published On: 02/10/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Reading

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: Secondment 12 Months | Full Time 37 hours per week

About the Department

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 Utilities is the Distributed Energy and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management.

What is the Role

SSE Enterprise Utilities has an excellent opportunity for a secondment to the role of Multi Utility Estimator. This role will lead on all cost estimation activity work within our Commercial team, supporting sales and the bidding process for new work on Multi Utility developments. You will interpret designs, construction rates and material costs to produce costings which ensure that our bids remain competitive against the marketplace.

Working alongside the Business Development, Engineering and Operations teams, you will ensure all costs associated with building our networks are correctly identified and adjudicated. Additionally, you will be responsible for running and developing our cost estimation tools, as well as having some involvement with our commercial investment modelling.

What do I need?

To be considered, you will be educated to HNC/D level or equivalent in an Engineering, Construction or QS discipline, or have several years experience working in a similar role within the utilities industry. 

You will be methodical and organised, as well as being comfortable working as part of a team or under your own initiative. You will be working to deadlines, so the abilities to prioritise workload and to work efficiently are essential.

You will have excellent numerical and financial acumen and a curiosity and capacity to understand financial, commercial and project issues. 

Additionally, you will be a confident and clear communicator with strong presentation skills and the ability to communicate with different audiences and levels, tailoring the communication to suite the situation.

Our Benefits

Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with myself Debbie McMillan or 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 its 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.

Please notify your line manager before submitting your application.

As this secondment is in Enterprise Utilities, we cannot accept applications from existing Energy Services or Enterprise Telecoms employees.