Quantity Surveyor / Senior Quantity Surveyor

Vacancy for Quantity Surveyor / 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.

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:

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

Key duties:

  • 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

The Person:


Ideally the individual will be HNC/ degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or Building Engineering Services (or equivalent)

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge and working experience of Mechanical / Electrical services and/ or utilities
  • Good commercial awareness/ acumen and negotiation skills
  • Experienced with resolving difficult or disputed accounts to finality
  • Excellent internal and external communication skills with a customer focus.
  • PC literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Experience of Financial and Contract Management software packages is advantageous.
  • Good motivational and organisational skills with the ability to use initiative and prioritise workload.


Although based predominantly in Lancashire, the individual may be required to travel within the UK and it is essential that they hold a full valid UK driving licence, are willing to work away from home and be flexible with their hours of work.

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.

Applications will be processed within 28 days of receipt. If you have not heard from us within this time period it will mean that your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful. Thanks you for your interest in Vital Energi.