2024 Graduate Programme – Project Management (Consultancy) – Transport (Rail) sector – Birmingham

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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.

The opportunity

This role starts in early September 2024, and is based in Birmingham in the Transport (Rail) sector within our Consult engine.

With populations growing rapidly and roads becoming more congested, investment in rail has never been so important. For example, railways in the UK now carry more passengers than at any time in the past six decades on a network that is 40 percent smaller than is was in the 1950s. It is no wonder that in many countries investment levels are on the rise, with pressure to deliver projects quickly and at good value to tax payers.

Rail carries an enormous amount of goods and people, creates opportunities and connects families and communities which means different stakeholders needs have to be carefully balanced. Our approach, which combines construction and consultancy expertise, provides clients with the technical ability, approach and techniques to allow them to make informed real-time decisions and keep projects on track.

In our Consult engine, you’ll be part of a global think tank where innovation and sustainability take the lead. We collaborate closely with clients to understand their individual challenges, lending new ideas and fresh thinking to make strategic decisions and shape project directions. We will follow our clients where they work, often sharing their locations. Whilst we visit projects and sites, Consult is more about delivery of creative solutions than hardhats. If on-site action speaks to you more, our Construct engine might be your scene – check out the hands-on roles we have there, where you’ll be turning plans into reality on the ground.

What you’ll do

In Project Management (Consultancy), you will support projects to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost, and quality requirements, coordinating with all relevant parties to understand and deliver project objectives set out in the project plans. Some of your main responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the project team to assist in the delivery of the project objectives in line with the Project Plan
  • Monitoring and actively engaging in relevant Health, Safety and Wellbeing standards aspects of the project at all stages
  • Assisting in the preparation and modifications of the project plans and keeping them updated and relevant over the course of the project(s)
  • Collaborating with relevant parties/stakeholders and ensuring robust quality systems are suitably managed and monitored in line with Service Excellence
  • Attending and recording relevant meetings, providing relevant parties with contextual information and analysis, including regular site walks
  • Partnering with relevant stakeholders and being actively involved in risk management and mitigation treatments
  • Assisting in tracking project changes and ensuring they are processed and formalised within the agreed timeframes
  • Assisting in providing handover documentation prior to practical completion
  • Understanding the business’ priorities through Construction to Production, Digital & Data and Responsible Business
  • Supporting the project and programme management team activities relating to external/third-party client appointments
  • Conducting research, analysis, record-keeping and other supporting activities to ensure timely and accurate information to contribute to delivery of project management operation
  • Identifying solutions to issues that are generally defined (but not always immediately evident) and require problem-solving

You will also work towards gaining professional membership of a professional association, fully funded and supported by us. Depending on your existing qualifications and your career goals, options include the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Association of Project Management (APM), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), or the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

What we can offer you

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 formal development programme, we offer:

  • A permanent role from the moment you join
  • Competitive salary + fully funded 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

About you

  • A future or recent graduate with a bachelor’s degree or higher in any subject
  • 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, including Maths and English (or equivalent qualifications)

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 of diversity and inclusion
  • Competencies – build effective teams, embrace change, solve problems, and build trusted relationships

As our projects are spread across different locations, your work base will be flexible, and travel may be required to various project sites or Mace offices. It’s therefore important to have a positive and flexible approach towards travel.

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.

Our employee resource groups, such as Women at Mace, Pride at Mace, Parents at Mace, Ethnic Diversity at Mace, Enabled at Mace, and Military at Mace are transforming the way we work through shared experiences - creating awareness, knowledge, and education.

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 the Care Leaver Covenant and the Business in the Community's Race At Work Charter.

If you'd like to discuss any reasonable adjustments or require further guidance about our recruitment process, please contact emerging.talent@macegroup.com to speak to a member of our team (please be assured we monitor this inbox Monday to Friday).

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.

DEADLINE 14th March 2024