Graduate scheme



Who we are

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water keep 3 million people healthy each day with safe, reliable water, and take away wastewater to clean, before returning it safely to our beautiful rivers and seas.

To be able to deliver high quality, essential services which help to protect the health of our customers, colleagues and our environment, we need the right people to deliver on our vision. This is achieved by living our core values and demonstrating the core behaviours that underpin them.

We know that the most successful teams are the most diverse teams. Equality, diversity and inclusion provide the very foundation to our culture at Welsh Water. We want every individual to feel confident, proud and able to bring their whole selves to work.

To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from minority groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, Females, LGBT+, Non-binary and people with disabilities. Together we continue to build a workplace that not only celebrates the diverse voices of our colleagues but also represents each customer we serve.

In essence, ours is a company based on trust, openness, respect, commitment and honesty. A company that our colleagues are proud to work for.

What you’ll be responsible for

You will work closely with your line manager to assist in the commercial administration, reporting and performance on DCWW’s Delivery Programme.

  • Work together to create a safe working environment.
  • Provide support for day-to-day tasks on project delivery and demonstrate the ability to work unsupervised.
  • Create and review Commercial reports produced by internal cost systems.
  • Assist in the procurement of Subcontract partners including preparation of bid enquiry documentation and critical evaluation of bids.
  • Prepare contract documentation.
  • Administration of contracts and works packages including, interim assessments, certification and change management.
  • Assist in the management of change in accordance with the form of contract, including the production and submission of Compensation Event Quotations and the maintenance of detailed schedules of value.
  • Liaise with Project Managers and NEC Supervisors to maintain site records.
  • Collate and calculate information required to assist the Commercial team in the production and maintenance of a detailed project forecasts.
  • Attend site to develop construction knowledge to have the ability to challenge cost and forecast.
  • Maintain a high standard of document control, to ensure that knowledge is retained not just for the now, but for the future.
  • Support knowledge capture, sharing and innovation.
  • Support risk and value management where applicable.
  • Build relationships and Network within the company through honesty and trust.
  • Work alongside other DCWW Graduates to share knowledge and experiences.
  • Deliver all outputs in an accurate and timely manner to a high quality standard.
  • Work to deadlines in line with DC commercial activities and requirements.

About you

We are looking for a member of the team that is passionate to learn and willing to deliver excellence, so if you have a Quantity Surveying related degree and ready for a challenge then we would like to hear from you.

You will:

  • Have a degree in Quantity Surveying
  • Be enthusiastic and able to take ownership of tasks
  • Have an inquisitive nature with a focus on attention to detail
  • Maintain a positive attitude and being flexible to business needs
  • Demonstrate collaborative and team player attributes
  • Demonstrate future leadership and management potential
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development and continuous improvement
  • Strong communications skills both orally and written
  • Provide support to junior team members
  • Deal with a wide range of stakeholders in a flexible environment

Good to know

We've liaised with universities to offer this position, which will provide a chance for you to develop the qualities and skills to excel in your career.

Starting in September 2022, you'll join as a Graduate Quantity Surveyor, giving you relevant hands-on experience from day one through a structured learning programme and commercially focused placement rotation, giving you the experience and skills to develop strong commercial acumen.

Over the course of approximately 2 years, you will rotate around the business to see how the different sections operate, communicate, and interlink; visiting sites, learning about health and safety, project management and governance process and procedures. As part of the Graduate placement, you will also be involved with the wider Welsh Water Graduate Programme, so will have the opportunity to Network and develop your skills alongside graduates at the same stage of their career as you, but within different departments.

The location for this role will be flexible and in line with COVID-19 legislation. All our graduate QS placements will be based in South Wales. However, on occasions and with notice you will be expected to travel to sites across the whole of Wales and its borders.

Shortlisting - please be aware that shortlisting for this role will not take place before the third week of May 2022. Please do not be alarmed if you do not hear from us until this time.


As well as a market competitive salary and 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), we offer a range of employee benefits including:

  • Variable annual pay schemes (annual bonus)
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions (11%)
  • Reduction on gym memberships and high street shopping
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car-leasing scheme
  • Health CashBack scheme (MediCash)
  • 20% discount across all of our visitor centres and gift shops across Wales
  • Flexible working patterns
  • An employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate family (24 hour free online and confidential support phoneline)
  • Several internal employee networks including Embrace, LGBTQI+, Neurodiverse, Disability, Women of Welsh Water, Parents, Wellbeing and many more...
  • We also recruit our own volunteer Wellbeing Champions (on an annual basis) - successful recruits will receive full i-act and StRaW training

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