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Undergraduate Junior Quantity Surveyor, Capital Delivery

Placement at National Grid

Undergraduate Junior Quantity Surveyor, Capital Delivery

Placement at National Grid

  • LocationDerby, UK
  • Position levelPlacement
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 30 Oct, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • Competitive£ 19,000.0 per year

About the Role

Do you think that you’ve got strong numerical and financial management skills, as well as a practical mind? Then this Junior Quantity Surveyor 12-month industrial placement is ideal for you.

Join us during your penultimate year at University and you’ll have the opportunity to manage costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. This means you’ll really be experiencing the important role that our exiting Quantity Surveyors play in ensuring our Project Delivery Teams maintain the electric and gas network.

You’ll be supporting the delivery of projects to time and budget, developing your skills in minimising the cost of projects, enhancing value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality, positioning you at the forefront of one of Capital Delivery’s regional teams. With a mix of office and site based work, you’ll be able to see first-hand how we work constantly to improve our energy networks.


Your role will be to support the Quantity Surveyor (QS) in their role of assisting the Project Engineers with the delivery of Capital Projects on the Electricity Transmission and Gas Transmission Networks. As a Junior QS you will play a key role in ensuring that National Grid delivers the construction of assets efficiently.

On large projects as the Junior QS you will assist in protecting National Grid’s commercial interests through the validation of the contractor’s invoices, and the review of Early Warning Notices, Notices of Compensation Events, and assessment of Contractor Claims.

In time as the Junior QS you will be made responsible for your own portfolio and will be responsible for all of the commercial management of a range of smaller projects to support the Project Engineers.

About You

  • You must be predicted to gain, a 2:2 degree classification or above in the one of the following subjects: Quantity Surveying with Construction degree.
  • To apply for this role, you must hold a valid full UK car driving licence.


In Capital Delivery, we are committed to the personal development of our staff. Joining us, you’ll be supported as you develop a wide range of leadership, business and technical skills through structured training and on the-job experience.

If you have delivered excellent performance during your placement year, you will be offered a full time position as a Junior Quantity Surveyor (starting salary £30,922) commencing July 2019. The added bonus is that National Grid will also then fund you to finish your degree over 2 years as you return part time to University to complete your degree.


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