Raaghav Krishnakumar

Project Assistant - Construction

"I enjoy the balance of managing the design and build of a construction project – working with architects provides good exposure to the design elements and managing the sub-contractors provides a good experience of engineering and construction."

What do you enjoy most about working for Mace?

I enjoy the balance of managing the design and build of a construction project – working with architects provides good exposure to the design elements and managing the sub-contractors provides a good experience of engineering and construction.

What skills do you need to be good at your job?

  • Good communication
  • Strong leadership
  • People and time management

What was your childhood ambition?

To design and lead the construction of a bridge in a major city

What has been your proudest achievement at Mace?

Coping with the transition from a design management role to a package management role early in the first year of the graduate programme and meeting the expectations

Why Mace?

  • London-centric major projects and opportunity to work in different sectors within construction.
  • Mace also remains one of the leading construction management companies globally

What your role includes e.g., typical activities and key responsibilities

  • Managing the design and build of the concrete cores at my project
  • Carry out site quality inspections, ensuring all design information is released on time to meet the programme dates
  • Lead design coordination and progress meetings
  • Manage interfaces between multiple packages

What makes Mace a great place to work?

  • Well organised graduate scheme with good training and exposure to real-life projects
  • The opportunity to work with some of the industry-leading experts on major projects

What training you have received?

  • Construction technical training
  • Introduction to the consultancy and operate branches
  • Leadership, assertiveness, better communication

The best and worst pieces of your job  

  • Satisfaction in seeing a design come to fruition on site
    Most major construction projects are time critical – pressure to meet deadlines and maintain high quality work output

How their career has progressed at Mace

The first year progressed really well – fortunate to work on one of Mace’s biggest construction projects and looking forward to delivering the project in the second year

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