Senior M&E Quantity Surveyor

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • Jan 13, 2021
Engineering Full Time - Continuing, Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Bristol, Swindon, Exeter or Plymouth

Salary: Competitive + company car / allowance & bonus

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

About the Department

SSE Enterprise Contracting is one of the UK's largest Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) contractors with a product/service portfolio ranging from M&E LV, HV, Instrumentation, Street Lighting, Facilities Management through to Combined Heat and Power solutions.

What is the Role?

The key purpose of this position will be to support the Regional Commercial Manager and Team in providing commercial support within the region for M&E works. You’ll provide end to end commercial support, including developing the commercial strategy for specific projects or contracts by maintaining and maximising profitability and minimising risk. You’ll also support regional stakeholders on general commercial matters in order to reduce risk across the business.
Main responsibilities for this role will include :

- Understanding and negotiating contract terms for projects and mitigating risks these may place upon SSE prior to any agreement.

- Maintaining dialogue with relevant operational management to have a continual understanding as to contract administration status of specified projects,

- Ensuring that the internal reports of the projects are accurate in respect of risk, costs incurred, projection of costs to spend, contingency and liabilities, variations, claims, Sub-Contract management, sales declared and consequently profit declared.

- Pre-Contract support – review and negotiate Terms & Conditions, assisting with Tenders, Bids and negotiations to manage and minimise risk in line with our Corporate Governance

- Provide end to end Commercial Management and Contract Administration on Contracts and Projects

- Be proactive in your approach to providing commercial support and resolving issues and disputes

- Ensure entitlement to recovery of revenue, variations and costs are fully demonstrated and recovered in accordance with the Contract

- Improve accuracy and robustness of Budgets & Forecasts

- Support implementation and embedding of Commercial processes

- Manage Subcontractors and Supply Chain to deliver the project objectives and minimise disputes, claims and domestic variations

- Ensuring timely issue and receipt of Valuations, Applications, Payment Notices along with critical focus on WIP, Debt and Cashflow

- Provide general advice, challenge and support on contractual matters, including; tender settlements, subcontract negotiations, preparing and reviewing CVRs, settling final accounts, claims, variations, monthly P&L reviews, and budgeting & forecasting.

What do I need?

You will be degree qualified (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying with demonstrable previous experience in the role, overseeing Mechanical & Electrical packages of work for a construction or engineering environment.

You will have a comprehensive commercial understanding of contract price build-ups and proven experience in managing Contractual relationships between clients, customers and contractors.

You will have an excellent ability to read and understand contract clauses and documents and be adept at communicating these to all levels within the business.

You will be an analytical and methodical individual with a professional attitude to your work. You’ll have excellent people management skills and be a team player, able to build and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

It is an essential requirement for this role that you have a full, current driving licence.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch with [email protected] / 0141 2247587. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

If you successfully secure a role with us, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining.

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.