Quantity Surveyor/Commercial Lead - South Birmingham

Closing date: 
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 14:00
National Grid
United Kingdom

Quantity Surveyor/Commercial Lead – South Brimingham -  £44-49k plus excellent benefits package
We’ve connected millions of people safely, reliably and efficiently to the energy they use since 1990. But the world has grown, becoming more urban, complex and connected than ever before. So we’ve changed too. We know we can’t stand still or be complacent, so we’re planning, innovating and working to remain as vital and relevant as ever before. Join us and you’ll help us build the energy systems of tomorrow.
We currently have exciting opportunities for a Quantity Surveyor with significant experience in a commercial role to join our Gas Pipeline Maintenance Centre team to assist in growing the business and commercially managing a portfolio of diverse projects.

As a Quantity Surveyor/Commercial Lead at National Grid you will lead on pre-contract activities supporting the operational teams in identifying opportunities and bidding/tendering for new works, build detailed quantity estimates, offer commercial expertise and guidance whilst demonstrating excellent negotiation and customer skills.
This diverse role will enable you to develop wide business skills, including project controls, marketing, contract tendering as well as an opportunity to work with very experienced commercial and engineering subject matter experts.
Key Accountabilities:
* Seek out market information and intelligence
* Hold regular interface meetings with existing and potential new customers
* Deliver presentations to customers of our services
* Contribute to the development of new and innovative products and services
* Take the lead on providing responses to pre-qualification invitations and invitations to tender for contracts up to  £10m
* Build detailed quantity estimates in close collaboration with operational staff
* Liaise with the Commercial and Legal team in agreement contract terms
* Track works during delivery supporting operational staff in estimating and negotiating change
* Provide financial forecasts and project reporting
* Support operational staff in delivering financial targets
* Undertake commercial assurance checks to ensure business controls are being followed
Knowledge & Experience Required:
* Demonstrate commercial technical knowledge and experience of working within a contracting environment gained from the Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Refinery, Petroleum Industries
* Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline
* An extensive track record in an equivalent Commercial role
* Excellent negotiation and customer management skills
* Excellent communication and presentation skills
* High degree of commercial and financial acumen required
* Proven track record of working in and contributing to high performance teams
Who we are
At National Grid, we don’t just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. Accredited training programmes and personal development courses are a part of life here. We value and encourage diversity of thought, whatever your background. By creating an inclusive, switched-on workforce, we drive performance and deliver excellence. Which is exactly what we need to achieve our vision of creating sustainable energy solutions, for today and tomorrow.
To learn more about working at National Grid and applying for this position, please click on the Apply button.
We encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.

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