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2022 Industrial Placement - Project Management Consultancy - Defence

Reading or London. Multiple vacancies.

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The Service

We provide a full spectrum of project management services, whether it is advising a client on a new and evolving idea, preparing a business case or developing an organisational framework capable of delivering huge business transformation.

Client focus is at the heart of what we do. Our first step is to identify and fully understand what our clients are trying to achieve – we get under the skin of their vision, goals and values so we can realise them in the project or programme. As an agile, focused and flexible partner we adopt a value-driven strategy to define and articulate project objectives, before identifying the most effective means to deliver.

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.

Regardless of the scale or complexity of a project, we employ and refine our systems and processes to provide control, governance and transparency from inception to completion. In every decision we make, we challenge and work diligently to find the most efficient and cost-effective outcome.

The Role

As a placement student in Project Management, you will work closely with clients and consultants delivering projects through all stages of the construction lifecycle.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with clients to establish their needs
  • Preparing tender documents
  • Contributing to the project execution plan, including the logistics planning and scheduling
  • Working closely with the design team from concept to delivery of contractor documentation
  • Working closely with the project team and cost managers to ensure all strategies implemented work effectively and efficiently
  • Monitoring project progress and preparing progress reports to update relevant parties
  • Monitoring and reporting on budgets and cash flow
  • Monitoring any potential risks to the project and looking for mitigations where possible
  • Monitoring and reviewing of health and safety practices
  • Providing general support and assistance to the Project Manager.  

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

Professional Qualification Routes

Placements working in project management will be given guidance in starting to work towards their professional qualification with either the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), depending on your degree.  

Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree (expected). Construction-related degrees are preferred but we will consider high quality applications from students who are studying non-construction related degrees
  • 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.

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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