Quantity Surveyor

Bristol, United Kingdom
16 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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Location: Home based! 

But if you are close to one of our hubs Bristol, London or Glasgow that would be ideal!

Team: Energy Solutions

Salary banding:  £42,230.00 - £65,880.00 

Experience:  Learner/Mid-level

Working pattern: Full-Time

Reporting to: Stephen Arrowsmith - Senior Quantity Surveyor

Sponsorship: Unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.

This role in 3 words: Engaging. Ownership. Enthusiastic

Top 3 qualities for this role: Communication. Organisation. Team Player.



In the words of the team, you should leave your current role for this one because….

“You get a direct input into commercial team successes, working in a dynamic, ever evolving department”



Everyone belongs at OVO

At OVO, we are on a mission to solve one of humanity's biggest challenges, the climate crisis. And we know it takes all of us to change the world. That's why we need diverse people from all gender identities, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, life experiences and backgrounds to join us.



Teamworking for the planet

Everything we do here spins around Plan Zero. So, naturally, the team you’ll be joining plays a gigantic role in making that happen. Here’s how:


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.



This role in a nutshell:

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



Your key outcomes will be:

  • Assist in establishing client's requirements and undertake feasibility studies to ensure their brief can be achieved within the given cost parameters
  • Prepare and analyse project costings for tenders in line with PAS20:30 standards
  • Prepare tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities, PAS Retrofit design/assessments and/or architect input
  • Perform risk, value management and cost control during construction
  • Identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks
  • Provide advice on contractual claims and disputes
  • Maintain awareness of the different building contracts in current use
  • Understand the implications of health and safety regulations.
  • Understand and support the development of relationships with main suppliers/contractors and liaise with points of contact on a project(s) / contract(s).
  • Maximise 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 best practice, lessons learned etc.
  • Negotiate and award Call Off Contracts in accordance with terms and provisions of Agreements. Managing the interface with suppliers/contractors and internal stakeholders 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 
  • Manage all post contract commercial matters including negotiating/agreeing compensation events and ensure that the core principles of the Commercial Manual are being implemented.
  • Create, track and maintain project revenue and margin throughout the project lifecycle
  • Quantify commercial impacts of decisions and the implications on procurement processes.
  • Monthly KPI’s include deadline achievement for payment certs, applications, invoicing and financial reporting. 


You’ll be a successful Quantity Surveyor at OVO if you have…

  • Knowledge of the Energy Efficiency or Regeneration / Construction, M&E or Renewable markets and its current events
  • 3 years’ experience in a Quantity Surveying capacity 
  • Understanding of Government Policy around Clean Heat, Net Zero and fuel poverty alleviation such as: ECO, HUGS, LADS, HEEPS.
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong communication and IT fluency
  • The ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organisation
  • Ability to maintain and develop existing relationships
  • Ability to  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.

You won’t like this role if you…

  • Feel uncomfortable being responsible for specific tasks/ projects
  • Don’t enjoy working within a team.
  • Don’t like working in a fast-paced environment



Let’s talk about what’s in it for you

We’ll pay you between  £42,230.00-£65,880.00, depending on your specific skills and experience. If your expectations are a little different, have a chat with us!


We keep our pay ranges broad on purpose to give us, and you, flexibility to match your experience to our zero carbon mission.

You’ll be eligible for an on-target bonus of 15%. We have one OVO bonus plan that focuses on the collective performance of our people to deliver our Plan Zero goal. 

We also offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to help you feel like you belong at OVO…and 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 starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

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.

For your Belonging

To find better ways to support our people, we need to listen to each other’s experiences and find ways to build a truly inclusive and diverse workplace. As part of this, we have 8 Belonging Networks at OVO. Led by our people, for our people - so when you join OVO, you can play a part - big or small - with any of the Networks. It's up to you.


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!


If you have any additional requirements, there’s a space to let us know on the application form; we want to make the process as easy and comfortable for you as possible..








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

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