Senior 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 Senior Quantity Surveyor to work in our Commercial Team based at our Head Office in Blackburn.

  • location
    Location Head office - Blackburn
  • salary
    Salary Competitive depending upon experience
  • calendar
    Closing date 22.12.2021

About the role

Responsible for the financial management of Contracts, in partnership with the Contracts Managers and / or Project Managers.

Key responsibilities

  • Vet contract documentation on receipt from client to ensure compatibility with the company’s tender and subsequent negotiations
  • Vet contractual terms and conditions and negotiate amendments with the client where required by the Commercial Manager
  • Produce commercial risk register for each contract. Monitor risk and assist in implementation of agreed mitigation measures
  • Prepare and issue enquiries for major plant & equipment and sub-contract packages. Vet quotations commercially and negotiate price and terms with vendors. Issue resultant purchase orders
  • Prepare and submit applications for payment and/or Invoices, obtain payment certificates and progress client payments in accordance with contractual provisions
  • Measure, submit and agree variations, loss & expense and/or compensation events in accordance with contractual provisions to facilitate prompt agreement of final accounts
  • Monitor on-site record keeping. Prepare and issue notices in accordance with contractual provisions
  • Prepare and submit monthly cost value reconciliations and cash/ spend profiles. Attend contract review meetings
  • Measure, certify and agree sub-contractors interim valuations and final accounts. Prepare and issue contractual notices to sub-contractors
  • Assist the Finance Department in securing payment of invoices and/or applications for payment

What you will need


  • salary
    Competitive Salary (depending upon experience)
  • pension
    Contributory company pension scheme
  • insurance
    Non-contributory death-in-service insurance
  • holiday
    33 days holiday including bank holidays
  • flexible working hours
    Flexible working hours patterns
  • location
    Office based at our Head Office in Blackburn with occasional travel to sites across the UK
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