Quantity Surveying Summer Placement (Cost Consultancy - Central Government) London June 2024

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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 late June 2024, and is based in London in the Education: Universities sector within our Consult engine.

Delivering for everyone, everywhere. The higher education sector is equally under more pressure than ever before. Students are demanding ever higher standards from facilities, and estate directors are working to rationalise, expand and improve facilities with reduced capital funding, at the same time as collaborating to create shared facilities for world class research.

Meeting tomorrow’s targets, today, with better quality solutions at less cost is also vital for our clients. Reducing energy use and carbon emissions is firmly on the agenda of the sector. We assist our clients to deliver top-class facilities that enhance their long-term educational and research capabilities.

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. Although we often visit our projects, Consult is more about 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 Cost Consultancy, you will play a key role in supporting projects to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost, and quality requirements. You will coordinate with all relevant parties to understand and deliver project objectives set out in the project plans. Some of your main responsibilities will include:

  • Applying value management techniques at the outset of projects
  • Assisting in estimating and cost planning activities
  • Observing the procurement and selection of main contractor
  • Assisting the preparation of the contract documents, warranties, bonds and licenses
  • Measuring and providing valuations of work carried out, adjusting variations in accordance with the terms of the contract and agree with the contractor
  • Assisting cost control and reporting services during the contract
  • Identifying costs associated with design changes, contract awards, construction activities and client charges.
  • Observing and assisting in the evaluation of claims for delay and additional costs made by the contractor and any nominated subcontractors/suppliers
  • Providing guidance in issues of certificate of making good defects and final completion in accordance with any requirements relating to completion, submissions and approvals
  • Providing informal guidance to more junior roles
  • Developing working relationships with (range of) internal stakeholders. Works with team members providing operational delivery of team/regional strategy

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 studying a RICS accredited bachelor’s degree or higher in Quantity Surveying (or equivalent)
  • 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