Work Placement / Internship

2022 Industrial Placement - Cost Consultancy

London

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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.   

To redefine the boundaries of ambition

We’ve always been relentless in continuously pursuing a better way, but transforming ourselves as a purpose led business means we are taking that ethos and DNA and building on it.

As a graduate cost consultant you will be assisting senior cost consultants with a variety of responsibilities, including:

  • Estimating and producing cost plans in Causeway CATO
  • Checking costs
  • Conducting valuations
  • Analysing final accounts
  • Measurement exercises, including the preparation of schedules of quantities for building element
  • 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  

Mace’s Cost Consultancy team provides extensive training and support for graduates including RICS workshops, leading to professional RICS qualification. 

Minimum Requirements 

  • A minimum 2.1 undergraduate STEM degree (expected or obtained). 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.

Additionally you will need

  • An understanding of the project life cycle and the roles and responsibilities of project teams
  • 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.

Benefits

  • 22 days' of holiday, plus two ‘Mace Days’ to support work-life balance, bank holidays and December holiday shut down.
  • Season ticket loan

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