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Senior M&E Surveyor

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Location South West
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This is a Permanent, Full Time/Flexible Working vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

The Wates Group was established in 1897 and is one of the leading privately- owned, construction, development and property services companies in the UK. We employ almost 4,000 people, working with a range of clients and partners from across the public and private sectors.


SES Engineering Services (SES) is a £180 Million M&E Business operating out of 7 Regional Offices as the UK’s pre-eminent design-led Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) provider, specialising in the design and installation of building services and infrastructure solutions. Having successfully worked on several prestigious contracts in the UK and Scotland, we are viewed as one of the leading suppliers of building services and are BIM 2 level accredited.


SES deliver bespoke, design-led cost-efficient solutions optimised for the whole construction team, by maximising off-site manufacture in our production facility SES PRISM which minimise onsite resources and interfaces assuring quality and customer satisfaction in a measurable, safe way every time.


SES Engineering (SES) are looking forward to working on some exciting new projects in the Bristol and surrounding areas!


As a result, we have an opportunity for a Senior M&E  Project Surveyor to join our SES commercial team to support the daily commercial management and administration of the project both upstream with SES’ Client’s and downstream with SES’ supply chain, to achieve business objectives on one or more projects including larger, more complex projects.


Key Accountabilities include:


  • Develop and encourage project team performance, ensuring that SES main contractual obligations and/or strategies are executed and regularly reviewed
  • Ensure the timely receipt of quotations for materials, equipment and Sub-subcontract works, undertake commercial assessment of quotes received and ensure the timely placement of orders on commercially advantageous terms to facilitate project delivery and ensure business objectives are met
  •  Produce internal and external commercial reports
  • Produce, manage and execute project cash strategies
  • Support the Commercial Manager ensuring recovery of the costs/value and time associated with change from SES’s Clients to allow agreement of final accounts
  • Ensure all contractual processes are completed on time



We are looking for an experienced and qualified Senior Quantity/ Project Surveyor with an understanding of different procurement methods used in construction; an understanding of the different standard forms of contract, and the risks associated with each. You will have a solid level of technical appreciation/competence in M&E Services with the ability to apply this to the commercial management of the project(s) and the wider business objectives.


To be successful in the role you will be a confident communicator, able to demonstrate the ability to form and develop relationships with all stakeholders.



A bit about us:


Being a family owned business means we understand and value long term relationships. We are community minded and our work is guided by inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.


It’s our people who make Wates successful. We will only achieve our strategic objectives if we recruit and retain the best people and operate in an environment underpinned by inclusivity, diversity and opportunity.


We offer industry-leading family friendly and flexible working opportunities that reflect the changing expectations of talent and enable you to manage personal and professional commitments as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.


As a responsible and inclusive employer, offering equal opportunities, we are proud to have been recognised through our Investors in People Gold accreditation and Disability Confident Leaders certification.


So, if you’d like to work for an inclusive organisation which invests in you and your continued career development, and you’re looking for your next challenge, we’d like to hear from you.


(Please note that candidates represented by Agencies will not be considered at this time.)


At SES, we are driven by our purpose of inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow. It's a bold commitment and we need the right people, from whatever background, to help us make this happen.

The work we do can make a positive difference to how people live, work and thrive. At SES Engineering Services (SES) we nurture talent, providing you with the opportunity to use your skills and develop and share your knowledge with a network of colleagues.

Making the first steps in your career can be a daunting and exciting time. At SES, we’ve created a programme where all our new joiners – whether direct from school, graduates from a non-construction background or graduates from a construction background, go through the same training programme, starting at different levels. During your initial training whether on placement, apprenticeship or graduate, you’ll receive the right experience, development and support to become professionally qualified and chartered with the relevant membership body.

So, if you’d like to work for an organisation which invests in your continued professional development, and you’re looking for your next challenge, we’d like to hear from you.


Steve Joyce

Managing Director


Steve Tovey

Business Director Midlands & Southwest


Paul Newby

Engineering Services Director


Darren Kehoe

Commercial Director


Nicola O Callaghan

Senior HR Business Partner


Paul Ross

Financial Controller

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