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2022 Industrial Placement - Project Management Consultancy - Defence

Civil/Construction Management/Building/Project Management.

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The service

Dynamic partners. Creative thinkers. Problem solvers - Mace Consult

We live in a world that never stands still.

We bring fresh thinking and a new approach to the sector, building on our skills and expertise in delivering complex projects and programmes. Our approach is to complement our clients’ skills and experience by offering services that drive for better value and efficiencies in their capital spend through improved service delivery.

We offer a range of services that span the management of physical infrastructure by working in integrated teams to support service delivery, including programme and project management, management and commercial services. We bring over two decades’ experience of delivering complex projects securely, safely, on time and within budget.

Our work varies from Defence Equipment & Support in the UK as their commercial delivery partner, supporting them to provide commercial and procurement outcomes for the armed forces, to the Australian Department of Defence (DoD), providing programme controls and are undertaking a complex, challenging and completely new service delivery approach designed to transform the way services are provided while delivering sustainable quality and value for money outcomes.

The role

As a graduate in Project Management, you will work closely with clients and consultants delivering projects through all stages of the construction life-cycle.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • 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 mitigation where possible 
  • Monitoring and reviewing of health and safety practices 
  • Providing general support and assistance to the Project Manager  

Minimum requirements

  • Undergraduate who requires an industrial placement as part of their penultimate year of university
  • Grade 4/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 Project Management within the Built Environment
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check

Qualifications, knowledge and skills

Construction-related degrees are preferred, however applications are considered from non-construction related degrees. You are required to have a number of connected skills including:  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong numeracy and analytical acumen
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Awareness of good data visualisation principles
  • Strong process thinking with the ability to create process flow charts for business processes 
  • A drive to deliver results

What's in it for you?

At Mace, we see every challenge as an opportunity to dream bigger and bring ambitions to life. When you start your journey with us, you’ll get structured on-the-job training and real responsibility, right from the get-go. With support from industry-leading colleagues, and a wealth of exposure to the variety of services we offer our clients, we’ll invest in you and your future. No holding back.

Equality? Respected. Diversity? Valued. Inclusivity? Embraced.

Our people are what makes Mace the business it is today. Creating a truly diverse and inclusive workforce is at the top of our agenda, because respecting and appreciating individuality allows people to unlock their potential and thrive. We create opportunities for all our people to excel, and using our integrity to always do the right thing supports us to be the best we can be.

Help us shape the world of tomorrow

If you’d like to develop a rewarding career and be part of helping our clients, people, communities and society achieve more than they believe is possible, apply today via the link below. We recruit on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply, the stronger chance you’ll have.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • 1 year
  • Devenport (Plymouth)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Project Management

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