Assistant QS / Assistant Operations Manager

Location: Wantage, Oxfordshire Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Sector: Utilities & Infrastructure Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Liz Collins

Assistant QS / Operations Manager


An Assistant QS / Operations Manager is needed to provided contractual and commercial support to the senior management team, throughout the lifecycle of operations. This is a development role with the intention to progress into the senior management team. Specialising in improving and renewing the essential infrastructure and assets that are crucial to the smooth running of the water and waste-water industries. There will also be a requirement to assist with operations on occasion where necessary.

Paying a basic salary c£40K. Benefits include Car Allowance (Cash Back), pension. Personal development and promotion within the Company.

The main responsibilities of the Assistant QS / Operations Manager will include:

  • Assist managers and senior engineers to ensure the efficient and successful completion of projects within the necessary timescale to meet the needs of the client
  • Provide commercial advice and support both on site and during client meetings
  • Costing and quoting various projects as required, particularly those outside normal contract specifications
  • Provide technical expertise, where necessary
  • Liaise with clients to ensure the highest customer service standards are met or exceeded
  • Obtain feedback from customers on various aspects of the service including value, quality safety and communications.
  • Maintain accurate records of all values, costs, productivity and profitability
  • Recommend improvements to working practices
  • Assist in the mobilisation stage of a service contract, where necessary

What you need to be the successful Assistant QS / Operations Manager:

  • Ability to absorb new information quickly
  • Excellent time management skills, together with good verbal and written communications skills.
  • The Assistant QS / Operations Manager should be happy to follow agreed procedures but also be able to look for and recommend improvements where necessary
  • Be able to lead, work with and manage people effectively. Having experience of a "men in vans" environment and understand what is required to deal with operatives and sub-contractors.
  • Be commercially minded - understand how to deliver a project to time, cost and quality
  • Have a "can do" attitude and be prepared to get hands on involved in resolving problems when required
  • Complete audits and/or survey and reports at operational depots and work sites as required in the following areas;

Site Audits, Survey and Report Writing

Vehicle Audits

Employee and Sub-Contractor Audits

Plan Audits

  • As an Assistant QS / Operations Manager, previous exposure to the Water Industry in a supervisory or even management, operating environment, would be advantageous.
  • IOSH Managing Safely, SSSTS / SMSTS certification ideally, or be prepared to accommodate specific induction training.
  • QS or finance related degree would be an advantage but not essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant QS / Operations Manager able to work to a budget, see problems as a challenge. There are opportunities for personal development and promotion within the Company. If this sounds like your next challenge. Make an application. You will receive a call to discuss your technical strengths and career objectives.

This advert was posted by Gold Group - one of the UK's leading niche recruitment consultancies. We span a variety of specialist industries and are the recruitment company to help you find your next career opportunity. We pride ourselves on our commitment to candidates and stick to our ethos of finding the right role for the right person. Visit our website or get in touch today to discuss this role, find out what else we've got or just for a chat about the state of your industry. Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business. Please be aware that we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview. A copy of our privacy policy can be found here: Gold Group is an equal opportunity & diversity employer. A copy of our equal opportunity & diversity policy can be found here:

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