Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

Date:  13 Feb 2024
Company:  DWR Cymru Cyfyngedig Welsh Water Plc
City:  Cardiff

Cardiff, Wales, GB, CF3 0LT

Job Requisition Number                              5868                                                                              
Work Type Permanent
Job Function Cost Management
Salary Range £21,913


Closing Date 

South East Hub

23:59 - 17th March 2024


What to expect?


You will work closely with your line manager to assist in the commercial administration, reporting and performance on DCWW’s Delivery Programme.


You will:


•    Work together to create a safe working environment. 
•    Provide support for day-to-day tasks on project delivery and demonstrate the ability to work unsupervised on occasions. 
•    Attending construction sites to carry out assessment of work done. 
•    Preparation and validation of target costs and budget estimates for Investment Decision Point (IDP) governance.
•    Assist in the 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.
•    Using systems knowledge to generate regular financial reports
•    Supporting in production of tender documentation.
•    Support risk and value management where applicable. 
•    Maintain a high standard of document control, to ensure that knowledge is retained not just for the now, but for the future.
•    Build relationships and network within the company through honesty and trust.
•    Develop construction knowledge through site attendance. 
•    Develop commercial acumen through DCWW skills framework and University attendance. 
•    Deliver all outputs in an accurate and timely manner to a high quality standard. 


We've collaborated with University of South Wales to offer a Degree Apprenticeship which provides a unique chance for you to develop the qualities and skills to excel in your career. 


You will receive 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. During term times you will study one day per week at uni alongside your work based learning. 


Over the course of approximately 5 years, you'll achieve an industry accredited BSc (Hons) Degree in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management.

What do I need?


We are looking for a member of the team that is passionate to learn and willing to deliver excellence, so if you are currently studying or would like to study for a degree in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management and ready for a challenge then we would like to hear from you.
You will:
•    Have achieved C grade in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent).
•    You must also have one of the following qualifications and grades: A Levels (minimum of one B and two grade C) or BTEC Extended Diploma (minimum grades Distinction, Merit, Merit) or an HND
•    Be enthusiastic and able to take ownership of tasks
•    Have an inquisitive nature with a focus on attention to detail
•    Maintain a positive attitude and being flexible to business needs
•    Demonstrate collaborative and team player attributes.
•    Demonstrate future leadership and management potential.
•    Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development and continuous improvement. 

What's in it for me?


As well as a market competitive salary, 25 days annual leave plus an additional 8 for bank holidays, we offer a range of employee benefits and rewards including: 
•    Variable pay schemes (your salary will always stay the same, but depending on the performance of the company you could receive a yearly bonus) 
•    Reduction on gym memberships and high street shopping 
•    Cycle to work scheme 
•    Car-leasing scheme 
•    Health CashBack scheme 
•    Enhanced family friendly policies 
•    Enhanced employer pension contributions – Up to 11% employer contributions 
•    An employee assistance programme for employees and your immediate family 
Whilst also working for a not-for profit company that truly cares about earning the trust of customers every day, and about looking after our beautiful environment.

Who we are


If you like the sound of all of this, read on to learn a little more about who we are… 
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water keep 3 million people healthy each day with safe, reliable water, and take away wastewater to clean, before returning it safely to our beautiful rivers and seas. 
To be able to deliver high quality, essential services which help to protect the health of our customers, colleagues and our environment, we need the right people to deliver on our vision.  This is achieved by living our core values and demonstrating the core behaviours that underpin them.  The security of our people, assets and information is key to us, so we are looking for people who understand and comply with the company’s required security objectives. 
We know that the most successful teams are the most diverse teams. Equality, diversity and inclusion provide the very foundation to our culture at Welsh Water. We want every individual to feel confident, proud and able to bring their whole selves to work.  
To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from minority groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, Females, LGBT+, Non-binary and people with disabilities. Together we continue to build a workplace that not only celebrates the diverse voices of our colleagues but also represents each customer we serve. 
In essence, ours is a company based on trust, openness, respect, commitment and honesty. A company that our colleagues are proud to work for. 




Dŵr Cymru Cyf, a limited company registered in Wales No. 2366777. Registered office: Linea, Fortran Road, St. Mellons, Cardiff CF3 0LT

© Dŵr Cymru Cyf 2019.

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