Quantity Surveyor Graduate Swansea 2024

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DEADLINE 15th January 2024
£28,105 -£31,936

Bath-times, half-times, party-times, meeting-times, and cooking-times. Our water brings Wales to life! It helps 3 million people stay healthy and clean every day. It keeps businesses running smoothly and life flowing along.

We’re different. And proud of it. We’re for everyone, not for profit. We’re people from every walk of life. All with an opportunity to develop and grow amazing careers. All sharing the benefits of bringing our whole self to work.

We’re the engineers and scientists, rangers and customer advisors that keep the taps flowing and keep our customers happy. And we’re thousands of other incredibly diverse roles with National responsibility. All working to the highest standards of satisfaction. In a business where safety and care for every colleague is never compromised.

We’re in every community. And for every community. We’re Welsh Water. The people with the passion to bring futures to life in a business that brings Wales to life!

Discover the difference Welsh Water can bring to your life.

Enough about us lets hear about you

We are seeking interested applicants to have achieved or be expected to achieve a 2:1 in a Quantity Surveying degree – that’s it!.... no prior experience needed.

Key skills / attributes that we’d be looking for from the successful candidate are;

  • Be enthusiastic and able to take ownership of tasks.
  • Have an inquisitive nature with a focus on attention to detail
  • Demonstrate collaborative and team player attributes
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development and continuous improvement
  • Strong communications skills both orally and written

Your Graduate scheme

Starting in September 2024, you'll join as a Graduate Quantity Surveyor, giving you relevant hands-on experience from day one through a structured learning programme and commercially focused placement rotation, giving you the experience and skills to develop strong commercial acumen.

Over the course of approximately 2 years, you will rotate around the business to see how the different sections operate, communicate, and interlink; visiting sites, learning about health and safety, project management and governance process and procedures. As part of the Graduate placement, you will also be involved with the wider Welsh Water Graduate Programme, so will have the opportunity to Network and develop your skills alongside graduates at the same stage of their career as you, but within different departments.

Your role will include:

  • Assist in the commercial administration, reporting and performance on Welsh Water’s Delivery Programme.
  • Create and review reports produced by internal cost systems.
  • Assist in the procurement of Subcontract partners including preparation of bid enquiry documentation and critical evaluation of bids.
  • Prepare contract documentation.
  • Administration of contracts and works packages including, interim assessments, certification and change management.
  • Assist in the management of change in accordance with the form of contract, including the production and submission of Compensation Event Quotations and the maintenance of detailed schedules of value
  • Collate and calculate information required to assist the Commercial team in the production and maintenance of a detailed project forecasts.
  • Attend site to develop construction knowledge to have the ability to challenge cost and forecast.

Your Development

As a part of your programme, you will take part in a number of soft skills workshops, including the following:

  • Presentation Skills
  • Effective Team Working
  • Resilience
  • Personal Branding
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Managing Difficult Conversations
  • Project Management

In addition, you will be given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects with your fellow graduates, such as organising, developing and running a conference event for the Institute of Water. This will allow you to develop your interpersonal and leadership skills, whilst working collaboratively with your peers.

You will also be given the opportunity to work on key business projects within your specialised field.

Visit our graduate page to find out more information on what we have to offer.

Good to know

We have opportunities available in South-East and South-West Wales. However, on occasions and with notice you may be expected to travel to sites across the whole of Wales and its borders.

Recruitment process - Upon application, you will receive a short behavioural assessment to complete. This should take 15-20 minutes. Should your application meet our criteria, the second stage of assessment will be an in-person assessment centre between February/March 2024. Further information will be provided closer to the time.


As well as a market competitive salary, 33 days annual leave (pro rata, including public holidays), we offer a range of employee benefits and rewards including:

  • Variable pay schemes
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions – Up to 11% employer contributions
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Progression opportunities, including the ability to apply for funded training and coaching and mentoring programmes
  • Reduction on high street & online shopping
  • Cycle to work scheme/Car-leasing scheme
  • Health CashBack scheme
  • An employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate family
  • Colleague matched fundraising scheme up to the value of £500 per year for your chosen charity
  • 20% off all Welsh Water visitor attraction centres and gift shops
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Several internal employee networks including Embrace, LGBT+, Neurodiverse, Disability, Women of Welsh Water, Parents, Wellbeing and many more...
  • We also recruit our own volunteer Wellbeing Champions (on an annual basis) - successful recruits will receive full i-act and StRaW training

Whilst also working for a not-for profit company that truly cares about earning the trust of customers everyday, and about looking after our beautiful environment.

DEADLINE 15th January 2024