Commercial Management Summer Placement (Quantity Surveying) - Public & Life Science (Construct) June 2024

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DEADLINE 14th March 2024
Cambridge | Oxford

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 late June 2024, and is based on a construction site/project in either Cambridge or Oxford in the Public & Life Science sector within our Construct engine.

Delivering for everyone, everywhere. The work of government never stands still: changing requirements necessitates adaptation and evolution. And so too, their estates. The public sector faces many challenges when delivering projects and programmes for the communities they serve. From building homes to modernising leisure facilities there are tight timescales. Pressed budgets. Constantly changing political priorities.

Add in sustainability targets, devolution, ageing under-utilised estates, plus efforts to rebuild communities post-pandemic and government needs a trusted partner, with local knowledge, that delivers. Across consultancy and construction, Mace has been supporting government departments, both in the UK and overseas, for over 25 years. From rationalising estates and embedding sustainability, to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of projects across the built environment. Creating places that matter. We have been providing multi-disciplinary services across the justice and blue lights sector – from single building resilience upgrades to multi-faceted prison infrastructure programmes.

In our Construct engine, you’ll be right where the action unfolds. We turn blueprints into tangible reality, coordinating on-site operations and logistics that make projects come alive. From building more safely and sustainably to adopting radical new methods of offsite delivery, our construct engine is leading the way in our sector. Based mainly on-site, we thrive on creating opportunity and building with purpose to deliver for our clients. If advising and partnering with clients is more your thing, our Consult engine might be your calling – check out the roles we have there, where you’ll shape projects from behind the scenes.

What you’ll do

In Construction Commercial Management (Quantity Surveying), you will be responsible for the commercial management of work packages, supporting package managers and reporting into the project quantity surveyors and commercial leadership. Some of your main responsibilities will include:

  • Responsibility for the commercial management of subcontract packages
  • Supporting the procurement of subcontract packages and materials
  • Supporting the commercial team, including administering client and subcontract changes
  • Analysing and feeding into the risk and opportunity reporting
  • Mitigating risks and protecting packages/project margins
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

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 a summer placement you will be supported through a 10-week long programme which will focus on your development as well as exposure to the business area that you join. And, if you perform well during your placement, you could be fast-tracked onto our Graduate Programme or another placement.

About you

  • This programme is for university students who are in their 1st, 2nd or penultimate year of their bachelor's degree
  • 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. Due to this particular project’s remote location, having a driving licence would be beneficial for this role.

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