Quantity Surveyor

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1383536494-2
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Svella Connect
  • Location: Woolston, Warrington
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Commercial & QS, Driving, Energy and Utilities, Health and Safety, Procurement & Supply Chain, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Role Overview

Ensure commercial activities within the business area are delivered to maximise revenue and profit, whilst ensuring that commercial risk is effectively managed by the appropriate delivery of client and contractor works.

Responsibilities
  • Assist in establishing client's requirements and undertake feasibility studies to ensure their brief can be achieved within the given cost parameters
  • Prepare and analyse project costings for tenders and negotiated projects
  • Prepare and execute Sub-Contractor contract documents in line with Main Contract principles
  • Perform risk, value management and cost control during construction
  • Identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks
  • Monitor and respond accordingly to any contractual claims and disputes that arise on projects
  • Complete regular cash flows for live projects
  • Maintain awareness of the different building contracts in current use
  • Understand the implications of health and safety regulations
  • Understand, lead and support the development of relationships with main suppliers/contractors and liaise with points of contact on a project(s) / contract(s)
  • Maximise business cash flow by ensuring that all project documents are accurate, invoices/applications and payment certificates are processed effectively and efficiently each month on time and in full
Commercial Performance
  • Create, track and maintain project revenue and margin throughout the project lifecycle
  • Quantify commercial impacts of decisions and the implications on procurement processes.
  • Monthly KPI's include deadline achievement for payment certs, applications, invoicing and financial reporting.
  • Completion of monthly CFR's
  • Project final account
Skills, Qualifications & Experience
  • In-depth knowledge of the Energy Efficiency or Regeneration / Construction, M&E or Renewable or Electrical markets and its current events
  • 3 years' experience within a Quantity Surveyor capacity including BSc (Hons) Degree in Quantity Surveying (or working towards)
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong communication and IT fluency
  • Creative talents and the ability to solve tough problems
  • The ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent time management and organisation
  • Liaise and attend meetings with other company functions necessary to perform duties and aid business and organisational development
  • Must have a valid UK driving licence and prepared to travel nationally with overnight stays on a weekly basis
Salary & Benefits
  • £50-£55k per annum
  • £5k car allowance
  • Hybrid working available
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • 3x life assurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (discount from high street retailers)
  • Private healthcare
  • Free eye test vouchers
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Pure Gym discount
  • Virgin Media - 'My Rates' discount
  • Occupational Health
  • Access to apprenticeships


Aberla Energy is part of the Svella group of companies, a portfolio of businesses with expertise inenergy and telecoms infrastructure, logistics and construction. Our management team has over 75 years' experience designing and deploying value-adding energy infrastructure across the UK.
Our client base is diverse, ranging from public sector organisations such as councils and universities to blue chip industrial, manufacturing and fulfilment companies, and private investors.
Our approach is holistic, we assist with the development of energy strategies, consultancy, design and installation, commissioning and O&M. We take pride in being a long-term and reliable partner to the organisations we work with.