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2023 Degree Apprenticeship - Cost Consultancy

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.

The opportunity

Cost consultancy is the management and procurement of a construction project predominantly but not limited to cost and contract management.

Cost Consultants may often be referred to as professional quantity surveyors (PQS) or Cost Managers. Their role is to represent the client and protect the client’s interest within the clients design team.

They are involved in every stage of a construction project from early inception through to final delivery with a main contractor. Their role includes working with a client or developer to estimate the initial cost of a proposed build, to managing the setting up of contracts and the post contract financial management between the client and the main contractor of construction projects.

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Developing an understanding of the procurement process to realise best value
  • Helping our clients to understand the potential costs of construction projects
  • Assisting the team with producing feasibility estimates, cost estimates and cost plans
  • Assisting the team with producing whole life carbon models
  • Assisting the team with building measurements and design assessments
  • Assisting with the management of costs through the construction phase of the project by regular reporting and monitoring
  • Management of project design and cost changes during construction
  • Conducting site valuations and payments to the main contractor
  • Assisting the clients team with implementing the construction contract

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

As an Apprentice Cost Consultant, you will be assisting the Lead Cost Consultant.

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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