Quantity Surveyor



Division:  Contracts - Electricity
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  40361
Department:  Electricity Transmission - Non-Operations
Job Function:  Capital Project Delivery

About The Role


Title: Quantity Surveyors/Lead Quantity Surveyors
Type: Permanent
Location: National (Hybrid)

Climate change is the biggest challenge facing our generation. The transition to clean energy is critical to helping us achieve the goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050. As National Grid Electricity Transmission is at the heart of energy in the UK, we have a big part to play in supporting the delivery of a decarbonised energy system.


This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the UK’s transition to clean energy within our New Infrastructure team as a Quantity Surveyor/Lead Quantity Surveyor, where you will provide contract and commercial guidance to the project teams to support the development and delivery of strategically critical, high value complex projects, such as the below:


East Coast Project:  A 525kV High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) link developed by National Grid and partners - when commissioned, these projects shall will reinforce the transmission network between Scotland, Kent and in-between with multiple projects transferring 2GW of capacity each. Works incorporates offshore and onshore HVDC cables and multiple converter stations.


We are very flexible on location and as part of our hybrid working model, offering a mixture of home and office working.  With our projects operating from various project offices however, the ability to travel to these will be essential (UK driving licence required).


About You


As a Quantity Surveyor with us, you will:


  • Support procurement activities associated with the East Coast Offshore HVDC project(s), acting as lead commercial representative providing guidance on commercial and contract management considerations and advising on contract options and budget estimates, including risk & contingency allowance
  • Lead in providing quality assurance of contracts, including maintaining accurate contractor data records
  • Provide contract and risk management support, guidance and advice to the Project Delivery team, to ensure compliance and contractor costs are robustly managed across the portfolio of projects; including providing support and data to the project delivery team for any Board and/or regulatory reporting requirements
  • Ensure contract compliance, through effective contract management activities including monitoring of spend against agreed budgets, KPIs and other metrics
  • Provide commercial and contract management support, guidance and coaching as required to the project delivery teams
  • Produce all necessary contract instructions and communications for the assigned project
  • Lead in providing independent reviews and advice on variations and compensation events and supporting any escalation procedures and dispute avoidance/resolution


What You'll Get


  • A salary of £45,000 - £64,000 dependant on capability, plus £3,000 Market Supplement 
  • Annual Performance Based Bonus 
  • Job Requirement Car
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing to 26 after two years’ service) plus eight statutory days 
  • The option to buy additional or sell holiday days
  • Generous contributory pension scheme - we will double-match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%
  • Financial support to help cover the cost of professional membership subscriptions, course fees, books, exam fees and time off for study leave – so long as it’s relevant to your role
  • Access to several flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few
  • Family care benefits including a back-up care service for when your usual care arrangements fall through (six paid days each year as standard with the option to purchase further days)
  • Access to a numerous apps which support health, fitness and wellbeing


We will support you in your career progression with National Grid, we also provide support and guidance for those wishing to achieve their MRICS status.


More Information


National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) is at the heart of energy in the UK. The electricity we provide gets the nation to work, powers schools and brings energy to life. Our energy network connects the nation, so it’s essential that it’s continually evolving, advancing, and improving.


In NGET we are passionate about both operating our network safely and providing highly reliable quality of supply for our customers. At the heart of achieving these outcomes is the effective control and operation of our network.


To find out more about us, please follow the link below:




The closing date for applications is 30th March 2023



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