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2023 Summer Placement - Cost Consultancy - London

Quantity Surveying/Civil/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.

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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

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. 
As a summer placement in cost consultancy 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 who are in their first, second, or penultimate year of their degree. You’ll also need GCSE Maths and English at grade 4/C or above. Candidates must be studying an RICS accredited degree.

What we can offer 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 a summer placement you will be supported through a 10-week 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.

Our ways of working

At Mace, we believe agile working plays an important part in creating an inclusive work culture and maintaining a diverse and productive workforce, and we’re committed to giving people more choice about how and where they work through our agile working policy 
The amount of time you’ll need to spend in the office, at project locations, client sites or other locations will depend on your role, with the recognition that working around other people will be key to your development and an invaluable way for you to get to know our business and your colleagues. Our programmes take a hybrid approach of remote and in-person learning, with some roles involving more travel to client sites than others.

A world of opportunity

Here at Mace, you have the power to create a long-lasting and diverse career. From London to Hong Kong, New York to Nairobi, we work with clients around the world to shape cities and build sustainable communities that meet the needs of the future.
Upon completion of our graduate or apprenticeship programme, using our internal Global Opportunities Portal, you can uncover and apply for your next adventure. Whether you’re looking to travel the world, or step into a new sector, there’s plenty of opportunity for you to explore.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Our culture respects equality, values diversity and encourages individuality – accepting and appreciating all views and beliefs and providing an environment for ideas to come alive. We welcome everyone who shares the Mace values, regardless of background, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation.
Drawing on a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, experience and expertise to challenge convention is our strength. It’s the reason why we continue to grow and it’s the secret to how we’ve built some of the world’s most renowned buildings.
We're proud to be an accredited Disability Confident employer, as well as a champion of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme. We're also ranked 37th in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, and a signatory to Business in the Community's Race At Work Charter.

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: April 1st, 2023
  • Starting: June 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 10 weeks
  • London
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Quantity Surveying

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