Project Management Consultancy - Biopharm – Immediate start

There are opportunities in this role for those able to start working in March 2017, based in Scotland. In some cases support in securing accommodation may be provided.

The service

Drawing on our expertise in the science and technology field, we deliver a tailored, fully integrated service to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector. As we continue to grow in this sector we are looking to recruit graduate project managers to support the delivery of projects to world-leading clients throughout the UK and internationally.

Our service offer is genuinely innovative, offering clients a greater degree of organisational simplicity on projects and tangible value. Our strength in programme and project management means we are adept in organising and fast-tracking new facilities and managing the supply chain efficiently.

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The role

As a project manager you will work closely with clients and consultants, taking time to fully understand our clients’ needs. You will learn to define project briefs, engage and manage specialist design teams and contractors throughout the project life cycle and develop solutions for challenges that occur along the way.

Your work base will be flexible and could be in one of Mace offices, at a clients’ office of facility, or in a designer’s studio. You will gain exposure to all aspects of project delivery from concept design, through construction, commissioning, validation handover and into operation.


Graduates will initially be based in Scotland at the beginning of their career. However, we expect successful graduates to be fully mobile across the UK and Europe. Locations include: Scotland, Worthing, London, Ulverston and Switzerland.

The programme

The Mace two-year graduate development programme offers you the chance to specialise in a specific role within the company. Through structured training and working relationships with colleagues you will also have the opportunity to learn about our work across a variety of disciplines that cross the entire property life cycle: project management, programme management, project controls, architecture and design, facilities management, sustainability, construction, commercial management, cost consultancy, structural engineering, and mechanical and electrical engineering.

Graduates that join our programme gain exposure to the variety of services offered to our clients and take on responsibility in real, live project environments. You will work alongside industry leading professionals at Mace and many prestigious and high-profile clients. Our comprehensive two-year development programme includes:

  • A two-day formal induction
  • Classroom and virtual sessions covering technical skills in the construction life cycle and key business skills including presentation and leadership skills
  • Interactive group projects using live case studies
  • Guidance and support in order to progress towards professional chartership status with industry bodies. Our development programme is recognised by the following industry bodies: the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Support towards CIBSE, IChemE and BIFM is also fully supported
  • Networking opportunities with senior managers and peers
  • One-to-one support from line managers, mentors, recent graduates and chartership advisors

Professional qualification routes

Graduates working in this sector will be supported in working towards their IChemE qualification.

Minimum requirements

  • A degree in chemical engineering and/or Materials Science is essential
  • A minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree (expected or obtained)
  • 240 UCAS points and Grade C in GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent qualifications)
  • Evidence of significant extra-curricular activities that demonstrate drive and excellent interpersonal skills 
  • A passion for a career in the construction industry

Qualifications, knowledge and skills

  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnical experience is preferred
  • Ability to adapt and add value to different teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A drive to deliver results
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload. 

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: Mar 31, 2017
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Location: Scotland
  • Region: Scotland - South/Central Belt, Scotland - North
  • Type: Graduate Programme

Disciplines accepted...

  • Chemical
  • Materials/Minerals

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To Apply

Please apply to the specific role entitled: ‘Graduate Programme 2017 – Project Management Consultancy – Biopharm – March 2017 start’ found at our online application system.

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