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Graduate Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Civil/Building/Construction/Quantity Surveying.

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A fantastic commercial opportunity to ‘power the transition to a carbon free future’

Powersystems UK

We have been high voltage engineers since 1977, specialising in the design and construction of electrical power infrastructure and grid connections for industrial customers and renewable generation.

Powersystems is a leading a high voltage engineering company specialising in electrical power infrastructure, grid connections and renewable generation.  

For the right candidate this is an opportunity to join an established team in an exciting and progressive workplace. In return for your positive contribution and loyalty we will provide a stimulating and varied working environment, training and professional development and we will actively support those looking to obtain or further their career, future qualifications, and professional membership.

The purpose of this role is to support the Commercial Manager in delivering and exceeding forecasted performance and mitigating risk by providing timely and accurate information to the Commercial and Engineering departments. 

Duties will include:

  • Provide contract support including scoping packages, issuing tender enquiries, and collating documentation and tender analysis
  • Assisting the commercial team and project engineers with budgeting of projects
  • Selection, procurement, and management of supply chain packages
  • Collation of accurate records to enable robust change management and mitigate disputes
  • Utilise the company’s finance system to control and report costs and income on individual projects
  • Preparation and analysis of internal monthly WIP and progress reporting
  • Assist the commercial team and project engineers with legal and contractual issues on projects
  • Contribute to the overall management of commercial aspects of all contracts, including ensuring costs and revenue are allocated correctly
  • Strive to optimise the profitability of the contracts and optimum cashflow position

Essential criteria:

  • You will be a trainee quantity surveyor (minimum 1 year) and preferable degree qualified or working towards within a part time course
  • Ability to provide ideas and create innovative solutions
  • Self-motivated and ability to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrable good oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of computer systems, word, excel, AutoCAD
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Right to work within the UK without limitation

Desirable criteria:

  • Previous experience in a construction organisation
  • Knowledge and experience of SAGE finance system

Salary and benefits:

  • Highly competitive salary depending on experience and qualifications
  • Training, mentoring and development towards completing of degree and professional membership of RICS
  • Pension contribution
  • Private health insurance 
  • 25 days' annual holiday plus paid public holidays
  • Benefit from company profit share as a partner in our business

Powersystems is an Employee-Owned business and has a keen interest in the wellbeing and success of all its employees. We will encourage and empower you to be imaginative, share your great ideas and be involved in the future success of our business.

Everyone is welcome at Powersystems. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself. We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.

We offer a positive and rewarding working environment, relaxed in terms of some of our approaches, yet highly professional with excellent support mechanisms in place to develop your knowledge and career. If you believe that you have what it takes to power our future together then we wish to hear from you.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: December 31st, 2022
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Bristol
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Building Services
  • Building Surveying
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Quantity Surveying

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