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2023 Industrial Placement - Cost Consultancy

Civil/Building/Quantity Surveying/Finance/Analytics.

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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.

Cost Consultancy at Mace is about focusing upon cost, carbon and value early in the project lifecycle to be able to influence decision making.

We combine the understanding of our clients' business drivers and output requirements with our knowledge of construction costs and the market trends that influence costs to create insightful and accurate assessments of proposals. Cost Consultancy operate across a breadth of property and infrastructure sectors, both public and private. 
 
Our approach is to actively manage costs and carbon, identifying and addressing potential issues early, providing informed advice at the appropriate time to facilitate client control and enable business decisions to be taken with confidence. Coupled with this approach, we think beyond our discipline and use innovative approaches to fully participate in a team based approach to project working.

The diversity and breadth of services and sectors that Mace provides enables our cost consultancy teams to offer unique cost management services to our clients.   

The opportunity

As an industrial placement in Quantity surveyors working in a consultancy capacity are often referred to as private quantity surveyors (PQS) whose role can be defined under multiple job titles such as Cost Consultant or Cost Manager.

You will be assisting senior cost consultants with a variety of responsibilities, including:   

  • Estimating and producing cost plans
  • Producing whole life carbon models
  • Checking costs 
  • Conducting valuations 
  • Analysing final accounts
  • Measurement exercises, including the preparation of schedules of quantities for building elements 
  • Drafting procurement documentation, monthly reports and tender reports 
  • Supporting the tender process 
  • Assisting with variations and change control processes 
  • Attending client meetings.   

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.

The start date for this programme is June 2023.

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

This programme is for university students whose degree includes an option or requirement to complete a year in industry with a graduation year of 2025. You’ll also need GCSE Maths and English at grade 4/C or above. Candidates must be studying an RICS accredited degree.

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 an industrial placement you will be supported through a yearlong programme which will focus on your development as well as exposure to the business area that you join. And, if successful, you could be made an offer to come back the following year to join another placement programme or the graduate development programme. 

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: June 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 1 year
  • Bristol
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Building Surveying
  • Civil
  • Quantity Surveying

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