Quantity Surveyor

Posted 05/07/2024 by Veolia

£45,000/annum car allowance and bonus and Veolia benefits

Salary: £45,000 per annum + £400 P/M Car Allowance + 17.5% Bonus

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: Edinburgh

When you see the world as we do, you see the chance to help the world take better care of its resources and help it become a better place for everyone.

As a Quantity Surveyor you'll be pushing for innovative solutions to create a more sustainable future for all. We know that everyone here at Veolia can help us work alongside our communities, look after the environment, and contribute to our inclusive culture.

What we can offer you;

  • 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Refer an Engineer to us once you've joined and earn £1000
  • Access to our company pension scheme
  • Free physiotherapy service
  • Discounts on everything from groceries to well known retailers
  • Access to a range of resources to support your physical, mental and financial health; so you can lean on us whenever you need to
  • 24 hour access to a virtual GP, 365 days a year, for you and family members in your household
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities, allowing you to reach your full potential.

What you'll be doing;

  • Take responsibility for the commercial control of a number of contracts, bids and processes.
  • Identify the risks, liabilities and commitments contained within contractual agreements and ensure that the business fully appreciates any potential impact.
  • Ensure that at all times the commercial interests of the delivery team are protected.
  • Leading, mentoring, and managing staff within the team.
  • Estimating and putting in place effective cost control mechanisms.
  • Sub Contract Management - Enquiry, subcontract drafting, measure, valuation agreement & payment.
  • Supporting project procurement.
  • To provide timely and good quality management reports to the Commercial Manager and the Senior leadership team when requested.
  • Commercial Support to other business departments.
  • Day to day commercial issues.

What we're looking for;


  • Proven track record in supporting stakeholder management and problem solving
  • Relevant HNC/HND/Degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • Thorough knowledge of forms of contract including NEC
  • Experience working for a main contractor, within the Industrial, Water and/or Energy sectors


  • Previous knowledge and experience of operations and maintenance contracting are beneficial
  • Multi discipline experience as a Quantity Surveyor working in the construction industry

What's next?

Apply today, so we can make a difference for generations to come.

We're proud to be listed in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024, being named as a Top 10 Very Big Organisation to work for two years in a row!

This accolade further demonstrates our commitment to our people and our actions in creating an environment where everyone can be their true selves and enjoy working at Veolia.

We know how important it is to be fully committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive place to work for every one of our colleagues. We are committed to ensuring that all job applicants and members of staff are treated equally, without discrimination because of sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

We therefore welcome and encourage all candidates who meet the minimum requirements to apply.

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