SSE Distribution Quantity Surveying Graduate Programme September 2023
Locations: Reading/Slough, New Forest
Salary: circa £31,000 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.
Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available
What is the Role?
We have ambitious net zero targets, and our business is growing to help us achieve our strategy. We're looking for graduates who can bring fresh ideas, new skills and creative thinking, to deliver innovative solutions to help us reach net zero. This is an exciting time to join SSE, you have the power to make a change and help us build a better, more sustainable world of energy for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. Our Trainee Quantity Surveyor programme lasts for 2 years where we look to support the candidate on their journey to accreditation and membership of the RICS or other relevant accredited organisations.
As well as support with the academic side you will spend the balance of your time on a variety of placements with specific contract and commercial aspects of the life of a project from inception to closure and final accounting. The placements will include a variety of projects Overhead line, Primary Substation Refurbishments, Cabling, Tree Cutting, Rising Mains, Jointing, Automation, and any other frameworks required by the business.
The day-to-day role will provide variety you will have a wide span of responsibilities, supporting the Distribution Procurement and Commercial Team on all elements of procurement, commercial and risk including:
- Tendering of projects, from initiation and review of tender packs, through to evaluation of returns and providing commercial input on appointing the right contractor.
- Project financial management, from issuing call-off orders, reviewing payment application, managing variations and early warnings, through to project closure.
- Commercial reporting, and communication to various stakeholders.
- Visits to project sites, from pre-tender through to progress and close out meetings, allowing the candidate to build up experience and understanding of the works.
- Conduct site safety audits.
What do I need to join?
You will have gained or be predicted to achieve a 2:2 Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying.
At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself.
Safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'. You should show alignment with our core values and have a genuine passion and interest in the energy sector.
As the organisations grows and becomes more international, our graduates need to be highly flexible in order to embrace the changes and keep up with the fast-paced evolution of the business.
Our graduates are agile in their thinking and seek to address knowledge gaps. You should be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges.
You can find out more about what to expect during the recruitment process here.
We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow. We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.
We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition. This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.
We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.
Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.
What’s in it for you?
An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.
As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE’ to find out more.
All applications should be submitted online.
If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would prefer a call to discuss adjustments let us know by email and we are arrange a call with you at a time that suits you.
Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.
SSE welcomes applications from all nationalities. Please note that any successful candidate must be able to evidence a valid right to work prior to commencement of employment. If sponsorship is required, we may be able to provide support. Sponsoring international candidates is a complex process involving numerous procedures which must be followed precisely in order to comply with immigration legislation. We look at requests on a case-by-case basis. Please note the overall decision on visa applications sit with UKVI and not SSE.
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