Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Vacancy for Assistant Quantity Surveyor

The Opportunity:

Vital Energi Utilities Limited (VEUL) is one of the UK’s market leaders in delivering centralised community energy projects. As a result of our continuing success we are experiencing rapid and extensive growth in all business sectors; as such we have an exceptional opportunity to offer a position within the growing Commercial Department.

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to work in our Commercial Team based at our Head Office in Blackburn. This role would suit a commercial or finance graduate, or a part qualified quantity surveyor looking for an opportunity to progress their career at a fast pace and work towards becoming a Quantity Surveyor.

 The Company:

VEUL is at the forefront of delivering centralised efficient low carbon energy solutions across public/ private residential, retail and commercial sectors throughout the UK. We operate in a rapidly expanding vibrant market for Heat and Power solutions. We design, install, operate, maintain and own environmentally friendly energy generation; and distribution systems.


The Role:

Provide commercial assistance to a team of experienced Quantity Surveyors on projects spread nationally across the UK. The role will immediately require the following;

  •     Procurement:

Preparing and issuing enquiries for major plant, equipment and sub-contract packages. Evaluating the tenders and working with the design and engineering teams to select the right supply chain partner for the project. Assisting the team in preparing purchase orders and sub-contract orders.

  •     Sub-Contract Accounts:

Providing assistance in valuing/ submitting the sub-contractor monthly valuations and final accounts; including preparing and issue of contractual notices to sub-contractors

  •     Commercial Reports:

Assisting with the production of the monthly commercial reports to manage the financial performance of all live projects; this will include the review the preliminaries forecasts and forecast cost to complete of all supplier and sub-contract accounts.

  •     Valuing Variations / Change Management:

Together with the project team the role will include measuring, submitting and agreeing variations with our clients to maximise VEUL’s financial position on projects.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has a high level of commercial acumen and wishes to develop within an ever growing/ vastly important function within Vital Energi.


The Person:

Appropriate financial qualification or equivalent experience, preferably 2 years’ + experience in a commercial, finance or cost management function and:

  • IT literate with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to learn
  • Creative
  • Excellent communication skills

The Package:

  • Competitive Salary (depending upon experience)
  • Contributory Company Pension Scheme
  • Non-contributory death-in-service insurance
  • 33 Days Holiday including BH
  • Flexible working hours patterns
  • Office based at our Head Office in Blackburn with occasional travel to sites across the UK


Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives:  Vital Energi Utilities Ltd is not accepting unsolicited CVs from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. CVs submitted to any Vital Energi Utilities Ltd employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Vital Energi Utilities Ltd. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.