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2023 Graduate - Design Management

Civil/Building/Project Management/Architecture.

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Redefine the boundaries of ambition

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

Working at MACE

Listen to our recent graduates talking about their experiences working for MACE.

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.

Managing the process by which a design solution is delivered is at the heart of successful construction. At Mace, we apply the same rigour to our design management service as we do to our project management service, making sure that our client's project objectives, and construction and procurement requirements, are met.

From creating design management strategies to providing relevant and timely documentation, we know the process is core to delivering a project on both the practical and conceptual levels.
 
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

Design Management is the application of project management techniques to the design process. It establishes and manages the process through which design solutions are delivered by third parties.

As a Graduate Design Manager your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Ensure that the design meets the requirements of the client, procurement and construction Assisting with the procurement of trade/sub-contractors 
  • Supporting the team to achieve a design which is co-ordinated, buildable, within cost and can be built within programme 
  • Enables the client to make value decisions relating to design choices and secures comprehensive design information in accordance with project programmes.

The start date for this programme is September 2023.

Professional qualifications and membership

We’ll also support you in gaining professional membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Chartered Institute of Building Surveyors (CIOB) or the Association of Project Management (APM).

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 as a bachelor's in Design Management or Architecture or similar. 

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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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: November 30th, 2022
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • London
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Architecture
  • Building Surveying
  • Civil
  • Project Management

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