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2022 Industrial Placement - Project Management Consultancy - Transport

London

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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.

The Role

As a placement in Project Management in the Rail sector, you will work on complex programmes working closely with clients and consultants through all stages of the construction lifecycle. You will gain exposure to both consultancy and construction delivery.

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
  • Providing support ensuring that technical standards are being applied through critical examination of contractors design submissions throughout the project lifecycle
  • Working closely with the project team and cost managers to ensure all strategies implemented work effectively and efficiently
  • Monitoring project progress in line with KPIs, cost and programme 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
  • Monitoring the quality of works completed on site and helping to deal with any issues that need resolving

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 or obtained). Civil Engineering degrees are preferred but high quality applications from other construction-related subjects will be considered
  • 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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