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Quantity Surveying Graduate Development Programme - Scottish Water

Salary notes: 
Competitive
Job/scheme locations: 
Edinburgh
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 
14/10/2019

We’re looking for talented, enthusiastic graduates, who are passionate about providing our customers with the very best service, to join our Graduate Programme in 2020.

In the role of Specialist Quantity Surveying Graduate you will be joining a Commercial function which has solid foundations and is committed to the development of our own directly employed Quantity Surveyors and is a great place to work and develop your career. We have a team of 160 people Scottish Water wide as a Commercial function with a wide ranging depth of experience.

We are seeking to recruit graduates who have aspiration to become our next generation of experts for our Specialist Graduate Programme, which commences in September 2020. We have opportunities for you to join us as a Specialist Quantity Surveying Graduate.

Scottish Water is one of the UKs leading water companies, the quality of drinking water and satisfaction with the service we provide our customers has never been higher - but we want to be even better – and you could help play an important part in ensuring that Scottish Water is trusted to care for the water on which Scotland depends.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain fantastic experience, with a progressive organisation and be supported in your development. You’ll work closely with your line manager to review your progress towards achieving your objectives around your role. In addition, you will be supported by a Supervising Surveyor and a Mentor who’s roles will be to set the training objectives and monitor attainment and to provide support throughout the programme and on a one-to-one regular basis, respectively.

On successful completion of the initial two year period we will look to put in place a development plan to help you achieve your professional aspirations and you will have the opportunity to work in the commercial team providing support on various contracts in the following areas:

  • Design and Build contracts utilising the NEC 3 & 4 Form of contract
  • Water and Wastewater Impact Assessments
  • Consultancy
  • Wind Turbines and Solar PV (photovoltaic)
  • Operational contracts and frameworks

The aim of this two year programme is to further develop your skills and expertise to enable you to take on a specialist technical role on completion of your Programme.

Placements within a number of key stakeholder teams during your two year programme will allow you to challenge yourself and colleagues as we are looking for Graduates who have the determination to succeed, add value and become our future subject matter experts and leaders.

You will be required to be agile and flexible as our programmes may often require you to move around and stay in different locations and regions of Scotland to develop your skills and to meet the needs of our business

Successful candidates must: share our passion for delivering great customer service; have an understanding of water and or waste water services; have knowledge of current legislation, construction management and /or commercial principles. You will have a minimum 2:2 Honours Degree (or be on track to achieve a minimum 2:2) in a related Quantity Surveying discipline.

Interested in building a career at Scottish Water? Apply at the link below by the 13th October 2019

Working at Scottish Water

Scottish Water is one of the UKs leading water companies, the quality of drinking water and satisfaction with the service we provide our customers has never been higher - but we want to be even better. We're proud to be leading the way in renewable technologies & energy efficiency by pledging to deliver net zero emissions by 2040 - five years ahead of the nationwide target set by the Scottish Government. You could help play an important part in ensuring that Scottish Water is trusted to care for the water on which Scotland depends.

We are passionate about creating opportunities for people to learn and build the skills, knowledge and experience that will help them become the next generation of water industry leaders and experts, taking the industry forward. We were recently awarded the Investors in Young People accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to creating rewarding opportunities for young people.

We are committed to creating an engaging environment and a positive experience for our employees and we have an inclusive and collaborative work environment. We were recently recognised by The Times as a Top 50 Employer for Women 2019, in 2017 we won the Diversity in the Public Sector Award 2017 (Herald and GenAnalytics) and the HR Network Award for Talent Management 2017. We also have Carers Positive Exemplary Status.

As a Scottish Water Graduate you can expect to receive excellent training and support, to enable you to realise your full potential and progress to the highest levels of our organisation. You will also be eligible for all benefits that our employees enjoy such as 37 days holiday per year, eligibility to join the defined benefit, contributory pension scheme and much more.

Any offer of employment with Scottish Water will be subject to the successful completion of a mandatory pre-employment screening process. Details can be found on our website.

Please note. Direct applications won't be considered. We are not in a position to accept emailed CV’s.

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More about this vacancy

Region: 
Edinburgh and Lothian
Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5
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