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Lead Quantity Surveyor - Expression of Interest


., UKM, GB

Division:  Contracts - Electricity
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  7879
Job Category:  Capital Delivery
Job Function:  Capital Project Delivery
About the Role


We want to hear from you if you are interested in the position of Lead Quantity Surveyor. We will be having regional opportunities arise in the near future.


Are you a Managing or Senior Quantity Surveyor looking to take the next step in your career? Do you want to join a multinational electricity and gas utility company?


As a Lead Quantity Surveyor you will report to a regional commercial manager and be a part of National Grids Award Winning Contracts & Commercial team, providing commercial expertise on a diverse range of infrastructure projects from tender through to project completion, worth from £100k to £100m+.


You will be responsible for providing support and expertise on complex commercial disputes, and providing reasoned recommendations to senior management. This may result in the need to lead preparations for formal dispute proceedings. You will also be expected to ensure effective processes and measures are in place to avoid disputes entirely, and where they are not develop and implement such measures.


You will be seen as the go to person for contract management expertise by the business, ensuring contract and commercial practices employed by members of the team are robust and up to date with the latest industry best practice.


Acting as a mentor for individuals in the team seeking to gain MRICS accreditation, you’ll take responsibility for the professional & personal development of Quantity Surveyors and Junior Quantity Surveyors.

About You


  • Foundation degree or equivalent in Quantity Surveying or a similar discipline
  • MRICS qualified
  • Ability to act as a RICS mentor, therefore MRICS or other mentoring experience is desirable
  • Experience of coaching and development in cost assurance and contract management skills
  • Experience of adjudication/dispute resolution and avoidance
  • Experience of analysing and negotiating complex compensation events and variations, cost analysis, programme evaluation, commercial acumen and supply chain management skills
  • Experience of engineering projects carried out under the NEC3 form of contract, experience in other contract types is desirable
  • Knowledge of earned value management and monitoring cost performance
  • Experience of working within infrastructure or utilities
  • Knowledge of electricity/gas transmission systems is desirable
  • Hold a full valid UK driving licence
What You'll Get


  • A competitive salary up to £64,000, dependent on capability
  • Market supplement of £1,500 (subject to annual review)
  • Company car if eligible – must meet requirements
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory days – option available to buy extra holiday days
  • Annual performance bonus of up to 5% of your salary
  • A generous pension scheme where we will double match up to 6% (maximum Company contribution of 12%) of your salary each month i.e. for every £1 you contribute, we’ll put another £2 (you can contribute more un-matched if you want to)


You will also have access to a number of other 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.

About Us


National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.


In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.


The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come. 


Our values and principles 


At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.


As a National Grid employee, you’ll treat our customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations – sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You’ll provide accessible information when our customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you’ll follow through on your promises to deliver value, drive efficiency and give them a great customer experience.


We offer inclusion and diversity training for everyone here at National Grid, with a view to building an inclusive working environment and developing all our employees. Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoring to targeted training initiatives which are tailored to support our diverse and innovative work force.

Further Information


We are capturing interest for upcoming Lead Quantity Surveyor opportunities within various regional areas. We will be in touch as and when positions arise in the near future. 


You will start from home with regular travel to sites and offices required, predominantly across one of the four regions:

  • North
  • Central
  • South
  • London


This advert does not have a specified close date. National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.