Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Job Title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-08-13
Reference: 4368
Contact Name: Millie Fogg
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 13, 2019 10:04

Job Description

About the role:

We are looking for people to join one of our established and expanding Commercial Teams and over the course of your career at Thames Water you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of Projects ranging in value from £25k to £200M.

In this entry role you will learn to provide advice to your colleagues across our business in order to help Thames Water obtain value for money and excellent service for our customers and from our supply chain.

You will gain insight into how the UK's largest water company selects and manages its suppliers across a wide spectrum of services, from supplying pumps to repairing leaks, and recruiting temporary staff, through to managing our facilities and treatment plant upgrades.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience
  • Reporting against budget, annual and final accounting, estimating and forecasting.
  • Analysing spend against budget and ensuring that any issues are communicated.
  • Working with Finance to ensure that all financial systems are updated to time, cost and quality.
  • Helping to identify any supplier performance issues and then ensure that corrective actions are implemented.
  • Providing commercial advice and support to the business and helping to resolve commercial disputes if they arise.
  • Assessing applications for payment against the contract.
  • Analysing and interpreting data to inform commercial decision making.
  • Contract administration.
  • Providing support to procurement exercises.
  • Advising on value for money.
What’s in it for you?

This role will provide the opportunity to experience a wide range of Quantity Surveyor duties in managing programmes and projects.

This role offers you the opportunity to become part of the Thames Water family and work to become a Chartered Quantity Surveyor. In this role you will be enrolled onto a Degree in Quantity Surveying, depending on your existing qualification and Thames Water will fund this in full, subject to a learning contract.

The team also has a very successful structured APC Training programme with the support network of a number of Chartered Quantity Surveyors, RICS APC Assessors, as well as 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 length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 

We’re also proud to be here for our local community around Reading, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

About us:

Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.

We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming applications from all walks of life to join our diverse team. We’re also leading the way with our award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.