Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyor


£32,000 - £40,000 Per Annum

Full Time


Reading, Berkshire

Construction And Property

Posted 3 days ago

Expires in 9 days

Job Description
Who are we?
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km of pipes, keeping taps flowing and toilets flushing. At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to life, so our business is always open – and this matters even more through a pandemic.

We’re proud of the positive ways of working we’ve adopted during the pandemic, creating a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles, we’re moving to a hybrid approach with various options across working from home, office, and our sites. We’ll cover this during the assessment process.

What you’ll be doing
As a Quantity Surveyor, you will primarily be responsible for all the commercial and operational aspects of contracts within your department. You will join one of our established and expanding Commercial Teams and throughout your career at Thames Water, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects ranging in value from £25k to £200M. You will be commercially ensuring Thames Water meets all its contractual, legal, and commercial obligations whilst engaging and advising professional service colleagues such as Senior Management Accountants and Operations Managers. A tenacious approach and a keen eye for detail are required whilst carrying out site measurements, estimating/producing month-end valuation documentation, and assessing payment applications.
  • Salary is dependent on skills, experience, and location
  • Hybrid working – Can be based in the London area or Thames Valley
  • Attend ad hoc meetings or site when required
  • 36 hours per week, Monday-Friday
  • Full training and excellent wider benefits package
What you should bring to the role
  • Have held the position of Quantity Surveyor or had extensive experience in a commercial role covering contract management and price negotiation, dispute resolution and accurate financial reporting, etc
  • Hold a degree in Quantity Surveying or similar
  • Have site measurement experience or similar
  • Be excellent at building and maintaining relationships
  • Have experience in engaging at the local management level
  • Hold a full UK valid driving licence and have your own transport
What’s in it for you?
You will be a part of a highly professional Quantity Surveying team empowered to make decisions and responsible for all commercial aspects of their contracts. The role will provide a diverse range of Quantity Surveying duties in pre and post-contract areas.

You may also have an opportunity to become a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and you will work within a very successful structured APC training programme with the support network of several Chartered Quantity Surveyors, RICS APC assessors, and colleagues studying to become MRICS and FRICS.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with a length of service, and a wider benefits scheme.

Thames Water is a dynamic, rewarding, and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner.  If you join our team, you’ll enjoy a fulfilling career, flexible working arrangements, and great benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion, and Disability Confident Leader employer.

Find out more about working at Thames Water

We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities, and the environment can thrive.  This means, that when a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of your role, you’ll be asked to help out our Instant Support Team to help our customers in their hour of need. This is incredibly rewarding, and you’ll be given full training – it’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business and meet colleagues. 

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is so we can manage all the applications properly and give candidates a positive experience. Once closed, we can’t consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Thames Water

Thames Water

Rosie Hall



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