Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Any of our offices
11 days ago
Full time role


OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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Job Description

Please note, we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role 


  • Yorkshire
  • South West 

We’re making zero carbon happen

We’re OVO Group, a big family of companies united by a single vision: to get to zero carbon, fast. 

We call this Plan Zero – and it shows how we’ll be fighting the climate crisis and transforming the way people use energy over the next decade. To do this, we need the sharpest minds. Are you up for the challenge?

Do great green things with OVO Energy

So much has changed since we launched in 2009.  Our goal remains the same though: make energy cheaper, greener, and simpler. Just as it was on day one.

Everyone belongs at OVO

Our aim is to build a diverse and inclusive movement: teams of brilliant people, with unique talents, skills, passions, and experiences. 

We encourage everyone to join us, whatever your gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, life experience, or background. So please come as you are – we can’t wait to meet you.

Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

We’re Energy Solutions who are part of OVO Group, a family of brands on a mission to drive progress towards zero carbon living. 

We’re here to keep the UK running, street by street, home by home. Doing our bit to make everyday life easier. Being here for people when they need us most and making sure every home works brilliantly, no matter what it takes. But bringing people exceptional service and clever ways to save money isn't easy. We need the brightest brains and the best kind of people to help us.

This role sits within our Energy Solutions Commercial team, helping facilitate delivery of Government initiatives such as the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, with the aim to help reduce carbon emissions,  tackle fuel poverty and drive a Net Zero future for all.

What will I be doing?

Working with new and existing clients you will assist with commercial activities within the business area that are delivered to maximise revenue and profit, whilst ensuring that commercial risk is effectively managed by the appropriate delivery of client and contractor contracts. 

As an integral part of the project delivery team, you will assist with duties from contract execution through to project close down and financial closure. This will involve assisting with monthly cost evaluation, risk and contract management, financial reporting and meeting set KPI’s.

The role will support other functions across the business area to ensure project deadlines are met, operational activity has commercial support and financial obligations are upheld. As part of this purpose you will ensure the wider drive of Plan Zero is fully embraced with company brand, ethics and members at the heart of everything you do.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist in establishing client's requirements and undertake feasibility studies to ensure their brief can be achieved within the given cost parameters
  • Assist with preparing and analysing project costings for tenders in line with PAS20:30 standards
  • Assist with preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities, PAS Retrofit design/assessments and/or architect input
  • Assist with performing risk, value management and cost control during construction
  • Assist with undertaking cost analysis for any repair or maintenance project work
  • Have an awareness of the different building contracts in current use
  • Understand the implications of health and safety regulations.
  • Understand, assist and support the development of relationships with main suppliers/contractors and liaise with points of contact on a project(s) / contract(s).
  • Assist with maximising business cash flow by ensuring that all project documents are accurate, invoices/applications and payment certificates are processed effectively and efficiently each month on time and in full.
  • Liaise with peers to review standard methodology, lessons learned etc.
  • Assist with negotiations and award Call Off Contracts in accordance with terms and provisions of Agreements. Managing the interface with suppliers/contractors and internal partners to ensure value for money and appropriate commercial controls are embedded in all contracts. 
  • Support the business and colleagues with the delivery of the strategic objectives 
  • Assist with all post contract commercial matters including negotiating/agreeing compensation events and ensure that the core principles of the Commercial Manual are being implemented.

Commercial Performance

  • Assist with creating, tracking and maintaining project revenue and margin throughout the project lifecycle
  • Assist with achieving Monthly KPI’s include deadline achievement for payment certs, applications, invoicing and financial reporting. 
  • Support the wider Commercial team in securing contracts valued at an aggregated value of £45-50m p.a.
  • Assist with Contractor monthly performance reviews 
  • Assist with Project closeout

Is this the job for me?

Ideally you will have:

  • Overview of the Energy Efficiency or Regeneration / Construction, M&E or Renewable markets and its current events
  • Passion for a career in a Quantity Surveyors role 
  • Overview of Government Policy around Clean Heat, Net Zero and fuel poverty alleviation such as: ECO, EESSH, HEEPS,
  • Self-motivated
  • Good communication and IT fluency
  • Creative talents and the ability to solve problems
  • The ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organisation
  • Skills to maintain and develop existing relationships
  • To liaise and attend meetings with other company functions necessary to perform duties and aid business and organisational development.
  • Attend training, industry exhibitions and client workshops to develop relevant knowledge and skills

Brilliant benefits for a world-changing team

Our people are at the heart of Plan Zero. That’s why we offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to make you feel at home.

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

Then there’s Flex Pay. It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

For your health
With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more

For your wellbeing
With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more

For your lifestyle
With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home 
Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers

For your commute
Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans 

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

Oh, and one last thing...

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you!

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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