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Posted Date:  05-Jan-2023
Posting End Date:  06-Feb-2023
Location:  Coventry
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Business Services F&P
Salary (£):  Competitive

Senior Quantity Surveyor



Would you like to join a best-in-class commercial team, be part of our pioneering projects, working with our in-house design and delivery team, and bring to life some of our biggest assets?

Our Capital Commercial team has it all.


The water industry is changing and we’re transforming it – that’s why we are investing over £2.5billion into construction projects over the next five years to improve the services we provide and the environment that we operate in. Our £565m Green Recovery programme will accelerate our environmental commitments and improve our resilience to meet customer needs and the challenge of climate change. We won’t just stop there – by 2030, we want to reach net zero and transform river quality as part of our Get River Positive pledges.


Just hear it from Susan, one of our Senior Quantity Surveyors: “We get involved with projects right from the start, from pre-contract award to post-contract and delivery. And every day is different – today I was on site with a Project Manager reviewing the scope of a water treatment project, and other days I’ll be in the office negotiating terms with contractors. I love the variety of working for Seven Trent.”


Within our Capital Commercial team, we are looking for Senior Quantity Surveyors to support Severn Trent’s HS2 multimillion pound diversions scheme across Phase 1 and Phase 2a, spanning Coventry to Crewe. This is a perfect time to join us, as we transition to a new way of working, we are looking for fresh thinking to help shape and develop our business. We have a wide range of projects to deliver, so in this role you’ll get a unique exposure into the commercial and technical side of our business and a whole host of development opportunities which will build the skills you need to progress your career.




We’re looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor who is up for something different, to join a successful, diverse and highly engaged team within our Capital Commercial team to support the delivery of Severn Trent’s multimillion pound diversions scheme across High Speed 2 Phase 1 and Phase 2a, spanning Coventry to Crewe.


In this role you`ll lead on the procurement of contractor works packages within our HS2 diversions programme, evaluating and negotiating on project costs, scope, and programme to identify and unlock efficiencies. You’ll commercially manage the delivery of those contracts, analyse and negotiate change requests, managing the payment process. You`ll also work with the supply chain and engineers to make sure adherence to contracts.


You’ll report into our Commercial Manager and will work closely with our leadership team. Key to your success in the role will be the ability to build relationships with a complex array of internal and external stakeholders including an extensive supply chain so it`s critical you have excellent strong communication skills.




We want people who show up and roll their sleeves up. Do you have a passion to be part of something bigger, something ground breaking whether that’s for the environment or your community. We’d love to hear from you if…


  • You`re competent in working on large scale, complex Utilities, Civil Engineering and Building Projects
  • You’re a Senior Quantity Surveyor or have experience in procurement and post-contract administration and are looking to progress your career in a place where you will be supported to grow every of the way
  • Attention to detail to ensure compliance with our procedures and accurate reporting through our systems
  • Have logical approach to problem solving and not afraid to challenge in the appropriate way
  • Have a passion for delivering great value for customers


Don’t worry if you don’t have a background in the utility sector – we welcome anyone with the relevant transferable skills and a can-do attitude. In return, we will support you every step of the way in your career journey with us, and that includes sponsoring your professional qualifications and investing in your ongoing development through our career progression framework.


Of course, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity and a caring attitude in equal weight.


We want people who show up and roll their sleeves up. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you really care, you’ll go above and beyond, you don’t just talk about it, you do more.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.


And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity; who help us do just that.


We do more, because we care.




It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.  Here’s some of our favourites:


  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)  
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £2,250 per annum based on company performance)  
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)  
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate  
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’  
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers  
  • Family friendly policies  
  • Two volunteering days per year  




Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.


To find out more about working with us, search #LifeatSevernTrent on social media.