Apprentice Commercial Specialist (Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship)

Recruiter
Southern Water
Location
Southern House, Yeoman Road, Worthing, BN13 3NX
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
20 May 2021
Closes
19 Jun 2021
Ref
VAC001714172
Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
August
Duration
Permanent
Southern Water are currently looking for a Commercial Specialist to support the delivery of commercial management for high value contracts. This role will involve supporting the Senior Commercial Specialists with the day-to-day management and administration of a number of commercial projects and contracts and facilitating the effective delivery of cost management services.

The Commercial Specialist will play a significant role in supporting the documenting of audits and providing ongoing support to Project Managers to enable Southern Water to extract maximum value from its commercial contracts.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to cost planning, procurement support, cost management, change management and cost appraisals throughout the contract and project lifecycle. You will work closely with Senior Commercial Specialists to provide pre-contract capabilities, this includes gathering data and analysis to support contract strategy and creation, fulfilling pre-contract assurance activities, and completing appropriate paperwork during contract drafting.

The successful candidate will ideally have the following:
  • A desire to undertake a Bachelor's degree in Quantity Surveying or a similar discipline
  • Microsoft Office suite including advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint

The apprentice programme will provide exposure to all elements of Commercial operations, combined with industry specific training and work experience. The programme will also provide you experience to our company operations, and water utility industry as a whole, through specific placements in relevant business units. At the completion of the programme you will be proficient in all technical elements of Commercial Management, and have a thorough understanding of the specific context at Southern Water.

If you are a current Southern Water employee, please confirm within your application that you have informed your Line Manager that you are applying for this role.

At Southern Water, we're building an inclusive culture. Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We are creating a workplace where all people feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated, no matter who they are or where they come from.

Southern Water are committed to creating an inclusive environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, cultural background, disability, gender, marital status, nationality, political belief, race, religion or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. You will need to provide evidence of eligibility and current proof of address (dated within the last 3 months). If you do not meet these criteria your application will not be considered. By submitting your details to this position at Southern Water, you are also agreeing to share your details with Gattaca PLC who are the managed service provider for all recruitment with the Southern Water Business. Should you wish to see the Gattaca PLC privacy policy please go to https://www.gattacaplc.com/help/privacy-statement

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Microsoft Office suite including advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint.

Personal qualities

A desire to undertake a Bachelor's degree in Quantity Surveying.

Desired qualifications

  • A minimum of grade BBB from three A Levels (120UCAS tariff points - New tariff or 300 UCAS tariff points - Old tariff)

or
  • Construction and Built Environment Extended Diploma with a minimum DMM profile

and
  • Six GCSEs grade C or above including mathematics and English (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or equivalent or above)


Future prospects

At the completion of the programme you will be proficient in all technical elements of Commercial Management, and have a thorough understanding of the specific context at Southern Water.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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