Quantity Surveyor

Opportunity:

Aptus Utilities Limited is currently one of the fastest growing multi utility connection providers in the UK, we have an extremely positive outlook for 2024 and a strong order book taking us right through to 2026. As part of our continued growth strategy we are looking to further strengthen our market share in the North West, North East, Yorkshire and Midlands.

The successful candidate will be based in Burntwood (Midlands) and required to work closely across the Midlands and Head Office with various departments including commercial, operations and finance. Whilst the candidate will be given the flexibility to develop in their new role, they will be working directly under the guidance of the commercial manager.

Commercially, the candidate will play a critical role within the business, effectively managing all commercial aspects of their region and maintaining strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. The candidate will take ownership of reporting on financial performance, and assisting the management team to ensure commercial awareness is administered during project delivery. The candidate therefore would be expected to possess sound commercial skills, be customer focused and have a willingness to gain a good knowledge of the utility industry.

Working with colleagues within other parts of the business will be key to success, to gain an understanding of how the established offices operate to enable integration, and use of best working practice.

What you will be doing:

  • Production of weekly and monthly cost / value reconciliations
  • Play a key role bridging the gap between operations and clients to agree client variations and changes to scope. Providing variation justifications and agreeing these with clients in a timely manner.
  • Liaising with various departments including design and operations to report and manage commercial performance of schemes in your region
  • Attend monthly operational meetings to discuss regional performance of schemes, taking accountability for performance to interrogate performance and ensure appropriate actions in place to resolve any underperformance
  • Preparing client valuations and having the ability to manage client relationships/disputes
  • Management of client debt, whilst establishing strong relationships with clients
  • Preparing final accounts for both clients and sub-contractor

What we ask from you

  • Experience working in the Utility sector commercial/ financial environment
  • Management and production of cost value reconciliation
  • Experience working directly with clients
  • Building internal and external relationships
  • Proficient in use of Excel spreadsheets and document management packages
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Familiar with commercial contracts terms
  • Previous experience dealing with client variations/changes of scope and getting these agreed with clients
  • Experience leading meetings

What we can offer in return:

  • Benefits include cashback plans including eye-care, dental & prescriptions, to name just a few….. please click on our benefits brochure to view further details
  • Gym, fitness and retail discounts
  • Donate a Day – we will gift you an extra day off each year to do something for charity or within the community
  • Mentoring and ongoing guidance, not only to settle you into your role, but throughout your career with Aptus
  • We promote physical and mental health and provide additional support to our employees via our Employer Assistance Program all year round

Location – Burntwood Office– Unit 11 Smiths Close, Zone 3 Burntwood Business Park, Burntwood, Staffordshire, WS7 3FT

Whats next?

Please send your CV and contact details to careers@aptusutilities.co.uk

If you are shortlisted for this role, you will be contacted by a member of our People Team or Manager, who will usually arrange a short telephone interview before arranging a face-to-face interview.

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