Scottish Water


Together Scottish Water are Trusted to Serve Scotland.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Scottish Water Cost Intelligence team as an Estimator as the team helps Scottish Water invest £3.9bn in Capital Investment projects over the next 5 years.

Main Purpose of Role

You will be part of a small team of estimators who cost non-infrastructure projects like water treatment works upgrades and waste water pumping stations using a number of pricing methodologies to reflect the project stage and design development. The workload will consist of pricing projects through the full project lifecycle from early stage optioneering to agreeing construction estimates with Scottish Water framework contractors.

You will work collaboratively with Scottish Water internal stakeholders and framework contractors to provide suitable costing information to ensure Scottish Water delivers its capital investment programme whilst achieving best value for Scottish Water customers.

You will be based at The Bridge (Stepps) however Scottish Water encourages hybrid working. The role will report to the Estimating Team Leader.

Additionally, you will be a key contributor in setting the required behaviours within the team, they will work collaboratively with the Scottish Water project team and Scottish Water Alliance Partners estimating teams to build strong and sustainable relationships to enable Scottish Water to deliver its capital investment programme.

Key accountabilities and Tasks:

You will be required to carry out the following tasks as part of your role;

  • Use technical drawings and work packs to create estimates that are clear and accurate using an estimating software package.
  • Review and check other team members work to ensure the teams outputs are accurate and consistent and comply with the framework contract should they be subject to audit.
  • Work collaboratively with Scottish Water internal and external stakeholders to build positive relationships that allow knowledge sharing to promote efficient pricing of projects.

Technical Skills, knowledge and Experience Required

  • Good IT skills,including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint and the ability to adapt to new systems quickly.
  • An awareness of NEC suite of contracts and its underlying principles
  • Construction experience and understanding of technical drawings, experience of the Water industry preferred but not essential
  • The ability to reach reasonable agreements which provides an acceptable solution for both Scottish Water and Scottish Water Alliance Partners whilst being able to demonstrate that Scottish Water are providing Scottish Water Customers with Value for Money.

The salary scale for this role is £31,380 - £43,350, dependent on your skills and experience

You can also expect:

  • 38 days of holiday per year (including public holidays) with the option to buy 5 more
  • Eligibility to join the defined benefit, contributory pension scheme
  • Annual company bonus
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Paid time off for community volunteering
  • Access to 'SW Splash', saving you money on holidays, bills and shopping
  • Excellent family friendly policies around Adoption, Maternity, Parental Leave, and Flexible Working

The closing date for applications to this role is 31st of May 2023.

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Contract: Full Time
Salary: £3.9 Per hour
Region: Scotland
Location: Glasgow G33 6FB
Closing date: May/31/2023
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