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Castle Donington, Leicestershire Talent Source Network
This programme consists of rotational placements and therefore you must be willing to relocate as and when the programme requires. We will not be able to guarantee which location you will be based at if you are offered this role.


You must have, or be predicted to gain, a 2:2 degree classification in the following subject: Quantity Surveying with Construction

You must also be in your penultimate year at university and ready to start the programme at the end of June 2020

To apply for this role, you must hold a valid full UK car driving licence.

About the role

Do you think that you've got strong numerical and financial management skills, as well as a practical mind? Then this Junior Quantity Surveyor 12-month industrial placement is ideal for you.

Join us during your penultimate year at University and you'll have the opportunity to manage costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. This means you'll really be experiencing the important role that our exiting Quantity Surveyors play in ensuring our Project Delivery Teams maintain the electric and gas network.

You'll be supporting the delivery of projects to time and budget, developing your skills in minimising the cost of projects, enhancing value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality, positioning you at the forefront of one of Capital Delivery's regional teams. With a mix of office and site based work, some travel will be required, you'll be able to see first-hand how we work constantly to improve our energy networks.

What you'll do

Your role will be to support the Quantity Surveyor (QS) in their role of assisting the Project Engineers with the delivery of Capital Projects on the Electricity Transmission and Gas Transmission Networks. As a Junior QS you will play a key role in ensuring that National Grid delivers the construction of assets efficiently.

On large projects as the Junior QS you will assist in protecting National Grid's commercial interests through the validation of the contractor's invoices, and the review of Early Warning Notices, Notices of Compensation Events, and assessment of Contractor Claims.

In time as the Junior QS you will be made responsible for your own portfolio and will be responsible for all of the commercial management of a range of smaller projects to support the Project Engineers.

What's in it for you

In Capital Delivery, we are committed to the personal development of our staff. Joining us, you'll be supported as you develop a wide range of leadership, business and technical skills through structured training and on the-job experience.

What you'll get

You will receive a starting salary of £19,400 during your industrial placement as well as 25 days' holiday and close mentoring and feedback to ensure you get the most out of your placement.

If you have delivered excellent performance during your placement year, you will be offered a full time position as a Junior Quantity Surveyor (starting salary £30,922) commencing July 2021. The added bonus is that National Grid will also then fund you to finish your degree over 2 years as you return part time to University to complete your degree.

Who are we

At National Grid, we don't just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds. National Grid's ambition is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. We are committed to building a workforce which represents the communities we serve and a working environment in which each individual feels respected, fairly treated, valued and able to reach their full potential.

Role location

Osprey House, Castle Donington

This programme consists of rotational placements and therefore you must be willing to relocate as and when the programme requires. We will not be able to guarantee which location you will be based at if you are offered this role.

Closing date

The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 15th December, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing 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.

Further Information

If you consider yourself to have a disability, long term health condition and/or require any reasonable adjustments to complete any part of our application process, please make us aware as soon as possible so we can make the relevant adjustments.

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