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2023 Apprenticeship - Cost Consultancy - Manchester

Employer
Mace
Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary
£17000
Closing date
23 Oct 2022

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Redefine the boundaries of ambition

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

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 are 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

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.

Should you need to discuss any reasonable adjustments or require guidance about our recruitment process, please contact emerging.talent@macegroup.com to speak to a member of our team. You can read our diversity and inclusion strategy here.

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.

Company

Redefine the boundaries of ambition

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

At Mace, we see every challenge as an opportunity to dream bigger and bring our ambitions to life. We believe our only limits are the ones we give ourselves.

Since day one we have relentlessly pursued a better way. We were founded out of a belief that the industry could be more efficient, innovative and responsible and over the last 30 years Mace has built a reputation and track record for delivering projects faster, safer and better than ever before.

Our four engines, Develop, Consult, Construct and Operate, connect expertise across the entire property and infrastructure lifecycle to help our clients, people, communities and society achieve more than they believe possible.

It is our incredible breadth, scale and diversity of experience that enables us to quickly and effectively respond to market needs and challenge the status quo.

From Olympic parks and iconic skyscrapers to state-of-the-art data centres, schools, hospitals and homes, we recognise that now more than ever we must be bolder, braver and more resilient as we act on new challenges and navigate through a rapidly changing world.

Today, we remain a privately owned business that has grown organically across five global hubs in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, the Americas, Sub Saharan Africa and Asia Pacific.

The driving force behind our success is our people who, with their collective expertise, push us to think differently and bravely lead the way.  

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.

Together, we find a way to unleash the potential within every place, project and person – inspiring the stories that shape our lives and change our world. Because the ambitions we chase today will build the world we live in tomorrow.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
01615377134
Location
Mace
155 Moorgate
London
Greater London
EC2M 6XB
United Kingdom
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