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2023 Degree Apprenticeship - Commercial Management - Construction

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Redefine the boundaries of ambition

This is our purpose. This is our promise. This is our legacy.

Mace - Amazing achievements by exceptional people

Take a look at what you could achieve.

At Mace, we’re global experts in shaping the built environment – helping to lead the way to a more connected, resilient and sustainable world. From development and consultancy, to construction and operations, we connect expertise across the entire property lifecycle to help our clients, people, communities and society achieve more than they believe is possible.

Glass ceilings? Smashed.

Mace offers its clients a fully comprehensive project management consultancy service supporting the development and implementation of major transport projects, we provide a flexible and highly bespoke service based on a well-proven formula for delivery.
 
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.

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.

From fixed price contracting to construction management, we understand what it takes to ensure successful delivery. We use our consultancy expertise and knowledge of the entire property lifecycle to develop sound strategies, which are then translated into fully realisable programmes and plans that are delivered on time and within budget.

The opportunity

As an Apprentice Commercial Manager, you will gain exposure to the variety of services offered to our clients and take on responsibility in real, live project environments. You will work alongside industry leading professionals at Mace and many prestigious and high-profile clients.

Your responsibilities will involve but are not limited to:

  • Producing various tender documentation, carrying out tender analysis and performing take-offs of technical construction drawings.
  • Drafting contracts for several packages
  • Commercial Management of various fit out and preliminary packages including Site Temps, Scaffolding, Logistics and Wayfinding
  • Producing contract orders for various packages
  • Carrying out monthly valuations for payment and issuing Interim Payment Certificates to trade contractors
  • Producing and issuing variation instructions to various trade contractors, then valuating these variations for payment.
  • Producing a cost to complete report for my specific packages for the project’s commercial director to feed into a larger project cost for completion of the report.
  • Negotiating and agreeing final account settlements with trade contractor on behalf of the Client.

This role will be based on a site/project. You will gain exposure to all aspects of project delivery from concept design, through to construction, commissioning, validation handover and into operation.
 
The start date for this programme is September 2023.

Professional qualifications and membership

On this programme you’ll work towards completing a five-year L6 Chartered Surveyor (Quantity Surveying) apprenticeship, where you’ll achieve a BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree. We’ll also support you in gaining professional membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

About you

We’re looking for ambitious people who want to make a difference in the world. Proactive people who aren’t afraid of barriers, innovate, and have a genuine passion for service excellence. And those who embody the same values, behaviours and competencies as us to proudly move our industry forward:

  • Values – safety first, client focus, create opportunity, and integrity
  • Behaviours – curious, collaborators, contributors, and champions
  • Competencies – build effective teams, embrace change, solve problems, and build trusted relationships

You’ll also need at least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4/C or above, including Maths and English, as well at least 96 UCAS points.

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.

As well as benefiting from our development programme, we offer:

  • Competitive salary + fully funded qualification + professional membership
  • 22 days' annual leave + bank holidays
  • 2 additional ‘Mace Days’ off + 3 days paid Christmas shutdown
  • One volunteering day a year
  • Company pension (with up to 7% employer contribution)
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance cover
  • Annual health screening
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Green car scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Discounts and savings for retailers, gyms, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, etc.
  • A number of other flexible benefits

Please note: we may close this vacancy before the stated closing date should we receive a high volume of applications.

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