Apprentice Cost Consultant

Mace Group Ltd
Anglo St. James House, 39A Southgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9EH
£17,000.00 - £19,000.00 annually
01 Feb 2021
24 Feb 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
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.

This role is predominantly based within Mace or client offices, with regular site visits. As an Apprentice Cost Consultant, you will be assisting the Lead Cost Consultant with a variety of responsibilities, including:
  • 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 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

You will be sponsored through a five-year part-time BSc degree in quantity surveying. We will provide support and mentoring to develop your experience and achieve Membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors within six years.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Effective ability to self-manage
  • Experience of successfully interacting with a wide variety of people
  • Good team working ability
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication

Personal qualities

  • Keen interest and strong understanding of role applied to
  • Enthusiasm to work in the construction industry
  • High client/customer focus mindset

Desired qualifications

Applicants must be in the final year of studyor have completed Level 3 qualifications to have achieved the following UCAS points by 1st September 2021, in any subjects:
  • Apprentice Cost Consultant - 112 UCAS points

Future prospects

The aim is that our apprentices progress their careers to achieve Chartered Professional status in their discipline and progress as high as possible into leadership positions in Mace.

Things to consider

All apprentices on these programmes are employed on permanent contracts.

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