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Posted Date:  23-Jan-2023
Posting End Date:  6-Dec-2022
Location:  Midlands
Company:  Severn Trent Services Operations UK Limited
Department:  Overheads
Salary (£):  Up to c.£47.k

Quantity Surveyor

Post end date : 6-Dec-2022 

Salary Range : Up to c.£47k

Role Type :  Full Time Contract 

Recruiter : Timothy Cross 





Are you a Quantity Surveyor? Do you want to join a growing, innovative business that really cares?


Do you want to do the best work of your life? Playing your part in making a big difference to the environment and communities we serve.


 Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine. 





This opportunity sits within our Severn Trent Services business, a commercial arm of the Severn Trent Group. Severn Trent Services provide water and waste services to companies nationwide, including the MoD and The Coal Authority. It’s a really exciting time to be joining Severn Trent Services – we’re on an upwards trajectory, our business is growing and we’re looking for new talent to join us on our journey!


The Quantity Surveyor role is a brand-new position within Severn Trent Services. If you are successful in role, you will be working with our Engineering Project Management function, over a variety of projects providing pre and post contract expertise. You will be an integral part of the process, from project conception all the way through to completion and final account.


As a Quantity Surveyor, you will be not only negotiating and finalising the work orders, prices and terms with contractors, but also developing and writing the sourcing and authorisation reports for projects and batches, overseeing the contract and supporting the Project Manager in assessing and issuing contractual conditions.


Some of the other key accountabilities of this position include:


  • Assess Contractors applications for payment in line with the Contractual terms and conditions.
  • Negotiation of contractual and cost issues and Support with the change control process.
  • Running tenders / Negotiations
  • Validate, test and challenge the costs associated with the project.
  • Complete monthly Cost and Value reports using the appropriate STW software.
  • Ensure Contract Administration is administered strictly in accordance with the Main Contract requirements to deliver the Project/Contract Commercial Strategy.
  • Agreement of Final accounts
  • Developing effective working relationships with members of the project management team
  • Understanding risk and identifying the implications of actions taken by yourself and the project team
  • Ensure full compliance with commercial processess    


This is a home based role with travel to sites as necessary and ocassional travel to Severn Trent Head Office in Coventry






So, what does our ideal candidate look like? You will be a qualified Quantity Surveyor who not only has experience of NEC contracts, but experience in claims and change control. You will have excellent communication capabilities, you are forward thinking and proactive, and you are adept at working within the boundaries and parameters set by project standards and H&S regs etc.


A full UK driving licence is crucial, and it would be beneficial if you had some experience in the water/utilities sectors although not essential. 



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. When you really care 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:  


  • Salary of c.£47k
  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 15% of your annual salary, based on company performance)  
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)  
  • 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.