Position: Multi-Utility Estimator
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 522535_1572945408
Job Type: Temporary
Published On: 05/11/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Reading

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

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

About the Department

SSE Enterprise comprises three companies: Contracting, Telecoms and Distributed Energy. SSE Enterprise Utilities is part of the Distributed Energy business of SSE plc. Distributed Energy offers a full range of services which contribute to the development of smart cities and smart places, in both public and private sectors. We finance, own, operate and maintain a broad portfolio, from electrical vehicle (EV) infrastructure, to distributed energy systems including renewable and low-carbon generation, energy storage and heat networks as well as building owning and adopting private HV networks. Were also proud to be at the forefront of using technology to help enable a low-carbon world. This involves providing customers with energy optimisation solutions through intelligent systems and offering platforms and connectivity to enable smart energy infrastructure and demand management services.

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 the role of Multi Utility Estimator. This role will lead on all cost estimation activity work within our Commercial team, supporting the pre-contract and bidding process for new work on Multi Utility developments. The role will also support with the monitoring and explaining of cost movements post-contract.

Working alongside the Business Development, Engineering and Operations teams, you will ensure all costs associated with building out electricity and gas networks are correctly identified and accounted for.

You will interpret designs, construction rates and material costs to produce costings which ensure that our bids remain competitive against the marketplace. You will have responsibility for developing and running our cost estimation tools.

You will assist with preparation of interim and final valuations, the management and valuation of variations, and general commercial support as required.

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. Due to the nature of the project requirements, you will enjoy working in a solutions, target and deadline driven environment.

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.

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

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. 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 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.