Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Warrington, Cheshire
£27,000 per annum
05 Oct 2016
13 Nov 2016
Job Type
Graduate jobs

United Utilities provides water and sewage services to around seven million people in North West England.  Behind the scenes that means operating enough miles of pipework and sewers to wrap three times round the planet, investing billions of pounds to improve water and the environment across the North West, while taking care of some of the most scenic and environmentally sensitive countryside in the region. We’re embracing new technology, thinking outside the box to improve services for our customers and even harnessing the renewable energy potential of the region’s water, waste and weather. 

In short, it’s our job to bring three million households and 200,000 businesses, clean, clear water and to take their waste water away so our customers can simply get on with their day.

You will provide quantity surveying services within United Utilities Commercial Directorate and participate in the ongoing development of United Utilities commercial standards, processes and procedures.  


  • Within 12 to 24 months, you will be expected to have developed your contract administration knowledge and skills; knowledge and application of project lifecycle principles and practices,  in line with company standards and procedures and support the delivery of commercial solutions that represent reliable and cost effective and optimum value for money.
  • You will also develop a good understanding of the commercial interfaces across the business and how the commercial function supports the delivery of business objectives and targets on behalf of customers.
  • You will manage a portfolio of works contracts to ensure delivery against agreed terms and conditions, pro-actively mitigating any commercial issues
  •  You will be expected to manage post-contract commercial processes and procedures including Early Warnings, Cost and Change Management, Payments, Cost Auditing and Final Accounts. 
  •   You will be expected to attend progress meetings and visit operational sites throughout the region 
  • You will develop a thorough working knowledge of the regulated environment in which we operate and more specifically the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016
  • You will be expected to complete appropriate training and undertake a course of continuous professional development (CPD) to become a qualified member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • You will be expected to have good communication and excellent numeracy skills and the ability to write clear, concise, accurate reports and recommendations, produce and maintain quality and robust management information and related contract management information.
  • You should be self-motivated and able to work on your own or as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team, under the supervision of senior staff, providing support to the Category Delivery Manager and Senior Quantity Surveyor.  

Knowledge and Skills

  • 2:1 Accredited Degree in Quantity Surveying
  • Good written and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent numeracy and communications skills