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Summer Placement - Cost Consultancy - London

2020

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The Service

Mace Cost Consultancy is about focusing upon cost and value early in the project lifecycle to be able to influence decision making. We combine the understanding of our clients' business drivers and output requirements with our knowledge of construction costs and the market trends that influence costs to create insightful and accurate assessments of proposals. Mace Cost Consultancy operate across a breadth of property sectors, including public and private.

Our approach is to actively manage costs, identifying and addressing potential issues early, providing informed advice at the appropriate time to facilitate client control and enable business decisions to be taken with confidence. Coupled with this approach, we think beyond our discipline and use innovative approaches to fully participate in a team based approach to project working. The diversity and breadth of services and sectors that Mace provides enables our cost consultancy teams to offer unique cost management services to our clients.

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The Role

Quantity surveyors working in a consultancy capacity are often referred to as private quantity surveyors (PQS) whose role can be defined under multiple job titles such as Cost Consultant or Cost Manager.

As a summer placement in cost consultancy you will be assisting senior cost consultants with a variety of responsibilities, including:

  • Estimating and producing cost plans
  • Checking costs
  • Conducting valuations
  • Analysing final accounts
  • Measurement exercises, including the preparation of schedules of quantities for building elements
  • Drafting procurement documentation, monthly reports and tender reports
  • Supporting the tender process
  • Assisting with variations and change control processes
  • Attending client meetings.

Professional Qualification Routes

As a Cost Consultancy placement you will be given guidance towards achieving Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accreditation.

Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree (expected). Candidates must be studying an RICS accredited degree.
  • 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.

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Opportunity Overview

  • December 13th, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Summer, Summer - open to 1st years
  • London
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Building Surveying
  • Quantity Surveying

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