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Graduate Development Programme

If you want to work on some of the world’s most iconic projects, have a drive to succeed, a passion for the construction industry and want to learn from some of the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the industry... then Mace is for you!

So why choose Mace as the place to start your career? For three years running (2013-2016) we’ve been ranked as the best company for graduates to work for in the construction and civil engineering sector (following an independent survey of our graduates).

For more than 25 years our adventurous spirit has driven us to do things better, to push for more, to improve the world and to move the industry forward. Find out more about what makes us different.

The programme in a nutshell

Our two-year programme enables you to specialise in one of 15 discipline areas, while gaining experience of the whole property lifecycle by working closely with other teams.

You will take on responsibility in real, live project environments and our flat structure means you’ll get hands on experience across multiple sectors. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside leading industry professionals and high-profile clients as you work towards your chartership.

Our graduate programme includes:

  • A two-day formal induction
  • Classroom and virtual sessions covering technical skills in the construction lifecycle, and key business skills like presentation and leadership
  • Interactive group projects using live case studies
  • Guidance and support in order to progress towards professional chartership status with industry bodies. Our development programme is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Support towards Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and The Professional Body for Facilities Management (BIFM)
  • Networking opportunities with senior managers and peers
  • One-to-one support from line managers, mentors, recent graduates and chartership advisers – including a buddy allocated from the time you receive an offer
  • A competitive salary, plus a joining bonus
  • 22 days of holiday, plus two ‘Mace Days’ and December holiday shut down
  • Pension scheme with 7% Mace contribution
  • Volunteering and charity fundraising opportunities
  • Other benefits including season ticket loans, private health insurance, gym subsidies, retail and leisure discounts and the cycle to work scheme

Choosing the right direction

Our people are renowned throughout the industry for always going that bit further – using their expertise and collaborating with their teams to think harder, solve better and go further. We empower our people to be curious, collaborative and embrace the entrepreneur within. No matter what direction you choose, we want our people to thrive and achieve their fullest potential so we are passionate about creating an environment that provides opportunities for careers that will excite and fulfil you.

On the graduate programme, you can apply to specialise in a service discipline. To discover more about the job roles on offer this year, simply select a job role below to read more about the service, the role and the required qualifications, skills and knowledge.

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The service

Mace’s sustainability managers help clients to define and meet their corporate responsibility targets against a wide variety of benchmarks. From high-level strategy to practical measures to save energy and reduce waste, our sustainability management training will prepare you for a challenging career, in an ever evolving landscape of aspiration, regulation and standards.

The sustainability team works with both the construction delivery and consultancy arms of Mace and supports with all stages of a project, from bidding through to handover and operational management. This offers an exciting platform to build knowledge of the whole lifecycle of a project. The team supports all Mace construction projects, and helps ensure that our projects are delivered in an environmentally sensitive manner and deliver best practice sustainability outcomes - often going beyond client requirements.

The role

As a graduate or placement trainee in sustainability you will be responsible for ensuring that Mace deliver on their corporate targets which includes reducing carbon and water footprint, increasing the habitable area we provide, increasing the amount of materials we supply responsibly whilst reducing the amount of waste we generate.

Qualifications, knowledge and skills

Candidates should have an environmental, science or construction related degree.

All candidates should have a level of sustainability experience in either construction or consultancy environments and understand the dynamic and evolutionary nature of delivering sustainable solutions. Above all, candidates must have the ability to recognise the importance of providing cost effective and value-driven solutions to meet our client's challenges. A range of interconnected skills are also essential:

  • Ability to demonstrate a passion for sustainability and be willing to instil this culture in Mace’s activities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to adapt and add value to different teams.

The service

Mace was founded on a belief that the construction industry would benefit from a more open and collaborative approach. We have become a leader in construction delivery by adhering to that founding principle.
From fixed price contracting to construction management, we understand what it takes to ensure successful delivery. We use our consultancy expertise and knowledge of the entire property lifecycle to develop sound strategies, which are then translated into fully realisable programmes and plans that are delivered on time and within budget.

The role

The role of the commercial manager in a contracting capacity covers all financial aspects of a project, from bidding for work through to the close out of final accounts when the project is completed. This involves procurement of works to maximise the profit margin, and the subsequent management of costs through the design and construction phase in order to ensure that margins are realised. A graduate trainee commercial manager would typically start working on sub-contracts, assisting in procurement, carrying out valuations and agreeing variation costs. As their construction knowledge and negotiation skills develop, the complexity of their work packages will increase. From there they will become involved with cost reporting and the main contract account.Quantity surveyors working in a consultancy capacity are often referred to as private quantity surveyors (PQS), whose role can be defined under job titles such as cost consultant or cost manager. Cost consultancy graduates and placement students work closely with the main contractor and client, providing authoritative commercial and risk advice. If you are interested in working in consultancy rather than contracting, please see cost consultancy.

Qualifications, knowledge and skills

In addition to the minimum requirements, candidates must have:

  • Strong numerical skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to negotiate and act decisively when valuing and agreeing costs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Professional qualification routes

Graduates working in commercial management will be supported in working towards their professional qualification with either the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), or Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) depending on your degree.

Location

Opportunities in 2017 for this discipline may be based at projects in multiple locations across Greater London and the south of England.

 

The service

Mace built its reputation on its construction management service, and continues to maintain a market leading position with this offer. In the role of construction manager, we partner with our clients, acting in their interest and managing every element of a project from programme to cost. Because it is a risk-sharing, professional form of contract, construction management also offers maximum flexibility for our clients.

The role

Construction managers are at the "sharp end" of project delivery, working on site. A construction manager will be involved from the pre-construction/planning stage right through to project handover and sometimes beyond. One of the highlights of being a construction manager is that you are in control of the works and can see tangible results for your efforts.

The role of a graduate trainee construction manager is to assist in the daily control, management and coordination of the construction phase of various packages. Construction managers ensure these are delivered to the agreed cost plan, programme and the highest health and safety, environmental and quality standards.

You will work with a diverse group of people through the project lifecycle, including trade contractors, the design team, planners, commercial managers and clients.

Qualifications, knowledge and skills

A construction related degree is essential and we look for graduates with the following skills:

  • Ability to build excellent relationships with colleagues and labourers on site, adding value to teams
  • Ability to plan and prioritise
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • A drive to achieve results
  • A proactive approach to solving problems.

Professional qualification routes

Graduates working in construction management will be supported in working towards a professional qualification with either the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), or Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), depending on the degree.

Location

Opportunities in 2017 for this discipline may be based at projects in multiple locations across Greater London and the south of England.

 

The service

Mace offers a wide range of consultancy services and is employed by clients for industry leading expertise, including cost management. Our cost consultancy service provides independent, impartial, specialist advice on the full scope of construction costs throughout the lifecycle of projects.

Mace adopts a modern approach to cost consultancy and is consistently ranked in the top 10 UK quantity surveyors. We engage with design teams and procure projects to achieve best possible value from construction costs, market testing a minimum of 70% of the cost plan value for real time costing on our projects.

The role

Quantity surveyors working in a consultancy capacity are often referred to as private quantity surveyors (PQS), whose role can be defined under job titles such as cost consultant or cost manager.

Cost consultancy graduates and placement students work closely with both main contractors and clients, by providing authoritative commercial and risk advice. Responsibilities include producing cost plans, value engineering, negotiating cost variations and producing final accounts.

A commercial manager on the other hand works on behalf of the contractor to agree the main contract, typically with the PQS, before setting up and agreeing contracts downstream with sub-contractors (in a traditional design and build style of procurement), or trade-contractors (when working under a construction management form of contract) on behalf of the client. If you are interested in working in contracting as a graduate trainee commercial manager explore our people section.

Qualifications, knowledge and skills

Mace’s cost consultancy graduate and placement students ideally have a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited degree in quantity surveying. Other degrees are considered.

You will require a range of connected skills including:

  • Strong numerical ability
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to build excellent relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Drive to achieve results. Candidates need to be able to take responsibility for effectively delivering a range of tasks to a high quality of standards throughout end to end service delivery.

Professional qualification routes

Mace’s cost consultancy team provides extensive training and support for graduates including RICS workshops, leading to professional RICS qualification. Graduates who do not have an RICS accredited degree may be required to complete a conversion course.

Locations

Opportunities in cost consultancy for 2017 will be based in London, Manchester, Winchester, Birmingham and Exeter.

 

The service

Managing the process by which a design solution is delivered is at the heart of successful construction, and is what design management is all about. At Mace, we apply the same rigour to our design management service as we do to our project management service, making sure that our client's project objectives, and construction and procurement requirements are met. From creating design management strategies to providing relevant and timely documentation, we know the process is key to delivering a project on both the practical and conceptual levels.

The role

Design management is the application of project management techniques to the design process. It establishes and manages the process through which design solutions are delivered by third parties.

The objectives of design management are to ensure that the design meets the requirements of the client, procurement and construction, and to achieve a design which is coordinated, buildable, within cost and can be built within programme. A design manager enables the client to make valuable decisions relating to design choices and secures comprehensive design information in accordance with project programmes.

Responsibilities

As a graduate trainee your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with auditing the design solution for completeness and compliance
  • Assisting with the preparation of project design management strategies
  • Participating in value management and value engineering activities
  • Assisting the senior design manager to produce the project specific designer agreements, and input to the writing of scope of works. Assisting in the preparation of the design management plan, ensuring they are agreed and fully understood by all parties
  • Managing feasibility studies
  • Structuring the design process, identifying and agreeing design stages and deliverables, and generally assisting with the management and development of the design
  • Identifying key issues and decisions and facilitating their resolution
  • Preparing design programmes and managing progress against these
  • Reviewing designs for compliance with the brief, cost plan, programme and buildability
  • Auditing completeness of design information
  • Advising on document control and the communication of design information
  • Assisting with the management of contractor design input and buildability reviews
  • Managing contractor design and the review of submittals by the design team
  • Assisting with the development of building information modelling (BIM) strategies for project delivery
  • Assisting in the development of a detailed design programme with all relevant parties to satisfy design, procurement and construction requirements
  • Liaising with the designers and architects on information flow and design strategy, and ensuring they meet deadlines
  • Reporting on design progress against the tender event schedule
  • Qualifications, knowledge and skills.

Candidates should have a construction related degree in architecture, engineering or design management. Related degrees are also considered. Candidates should have a range of skills including:

  • Ability to plan and prioritise
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • A drive to achieve results
  • Ability to build relationships and work effectively in a team
  • A proactive approach to solving problems
  • Technical knowledge of construction.

Professional qualification routes

Graduates working in design management will be supported in working towards their professional qualification with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Locations

Opportunities in 2017 for this discipline may be based at projects in multiple locations across Greater London and the south of England.

 

The service

Facilities management is essentially the on-going management of a built asset upon completion and handover from the construction phase. This integrated multidisciplinary field is devoted to the coordination of space, infrastructure, people and organisation.

Mace’s facilities management arm is called Macro. Macro provide numerous services based on the individual needs and requirements of our clients. Mace Macro focus on a combination of flexible solutions, ranging from consulting services, managed services and computer aided facilities management (CAFM).

The role

Facilities management is a unique career in the construction and property industry that offers many opportunities for graduates of various degree disciplines. It incorporates the complete management of services that support a business to do business as usual. In essence, this involves:
• Working out what a client needs from the building and facilities around them.
• Building relationships and managing suppliers to ensure that those needs are met – everything from mechanical and electrical engineers to catering, reception and security teams.
• Coordinating all the services within a building including its construction, workspaces and energy efficiency.
• Ensuring that those teams deliver their objectives.

It’s perfect for strategic thinkers who want to test their people and project management skills.

Qualifications, knowledge and skills

We are open to applications from graduates with degrees in various subjects. The key skills and behaviours we are looking for to succeed in our facilities management business are:

  • Enthusiasm to work in an operational client-centric environment
  • Ability to adapt and add value to different teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A drive to deliver results
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload
  • Strong ability to manage and influence a wide variety of people.

Professional qualification routes

Graduates working in facilities management at Mace are supported in obtaining professional qualifications with a number of organisations including the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).

Locations

Opportunities in facilities management in 2017 can be based in London , Watford and other UK locations

 

The service 

Mace offers a graduate programme for individuals who would like to work in South Africa or the USA in project management (consultancy). In order to apply, candidates must have permanent and unrestricted rights to work in the country of which they apply.

The role

As a project manager you will spend time in one of the project management (consultancy) teams in the UK during your first year of the programme to be able to take key learning back to South Africa/USA. You will coordinate all parties involved in the start-up, delivery and handing over of construction and infrastructure projects, taking time to fully understand our clients’ needs. You will learn to define project briefs, engage and manage expert design teams and contractors throughout the project lifecycle, and create solutions for risks and obstacles along the way.

You will be based predominantly in a project management office and gain exposure to all aspects of the construction process from initial design, through construction, fit out, commissioning, handover, and ongoing facilities management, providing you with a bedrock of experience that will help start your career.

Responsibilities include, but are not exclusive to:

  • Preparation, management and review of tender documents
  • Contributing to project briefs
  • Producing project programmes
  • Monitoring and reporting on budgets and cash flow
  • Involvement in construction and project close out
  • Project administration.

Qualifications, knowledge and skills

A construction related degree is essential and you are required to have a number of connected skills including:

  • An understanding of the project lifecycle and the roles and responsibilities of project teams
  • Ability to adapt and add value to different teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A drive to deliver results
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload.

Professional qualification routes

US graduates will carry out their LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification on return to the US in the second year of the programme.

Graduates on the South Africa programme will be supported in working towards their professional qualification with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

 

The service

Drawing on our expertise in the science and technology field, we deliver a tailored, fully integrated service to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector. As we continue to grow in this sector we are looking to recruit graduate project managers to support the delivery of projects to world-leading clients throughout the UK and internationally.

Our service offer is genuinely innovative, offering clients a greater degree of organisational simplicity on projects and tangible value. Our strength in programme and project management means we are adept in organising and fast tracking new facilities and managing the supply chain efficiently.

The role

As a project manager you will work closely with clients and consultants, taking time to fully understand our clients’ needs. You will learn to define project briefs, engage and manage specialist design teams and contractors throughout the project lifecycle and develop solutions for challenges that occur along the way.

Your work base will be flexible and could be in one of Mace offices, at a clients’ office of facility, or in a designer’s studio. You will gain exposure to all aspects of project delivery from concept design, through construction, commissioning, validation handover and into operation.

Responsibilities include, but are not exclusive to:

  • Liaising with scientists and production managers
  • Supporting and contributing to the production of project briefs
  • Preparation, management and review of tender documents
  • Producing project programmes
  • Monitoring and reporting on budgets and cash flow
  • Involvement in construction and project close out
  • Project administration. 

This role will require occasional weekend and out of hours working.

 

 Qualifications, knowledge and skills

  • A degree in chemical engineering or material science is essential
  • French, German or Dutch language skills are desirable due to the international clients that we work with
  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnical experience is preferred
  • Ability to adapt and add value to different teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A drive to deliver results
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload.

Locations

Graduates joining the Biopharma team in 2017 will be based in Surrey, Teeside, Montrose, Scotland and Switzerland.


 

 

 

The service

We offer our clients a fully comprehensive project management service. Our project management experts offer a flexible and highly bespoke service based on a robust and well-proven formula for delivery. Working alongside our clients, we adopt a value-driven approach to defining business and project objectives before identifying the most effective means to deliver. We provide a full spectrum of project management services from the preparation of business cases and the development of organisational frameworks to straightforward procurement, design, construction delivery and operation.

The role

As a project manager you will either join the public sector, private sector, utilities, energy, rail or major programmes and infrastructure team (see programme management) to coordinate all parties involved, taking time to fully understand our clients’ needs. You will learn to define project briefs, engage with and manage expert design teams and contractors throughout the project lifecycle, and create solutions for risks and obstacles along the way.

You will be based at one of Mace’s offices but may also spend your time at client premises. You will gain experience in all aspects of the construction process from initial design, through construction, fit out, commissioning, handover, and ongoing facilities management. You will be provided with a bedrock of experience that will help launch your career.

Responsibilities include, but are not exclusive to:

  • Preparation, management and review of tender documents
  • Contributing to project briefs
  • Producing project programmes
  • Monitoring and reporting on budgets and cash flow
  • Involvement in construction and project close out
  • Contract administration.

Locations

Opportunities are available in project and programme management consultancy in 2017 across various UK locations including Greater London, Heathrow, the Home Counties, Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester.

Qualifications, knowledge and skills

Construction related degrees are preferred, however applications are considered from non-construction related degrees. You are required to have a number of connected skills including:

• An understanding of the project lifecycle and the roles and responsibilities of project teams
• Ability to adapt and add value to different teams
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Drive to deliver results
• Ability to plan and prioritise workload.

Professional qualification routes

Graduates working in project management (consultancy) will be supported in working towards their professional qualification with either the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The qualification you work towards is dependent on your degree.

 

The service 

 Mace offers its clients a fully comprehensive project management service. Our project management experts offer a flexible and highly bespoke service based on a robust and proven formula for delivery. Working alongside our clients, we adopt a value-driven approach to defining business and project objectives before identifying the most effective means to deliver. We provide a full spectrum of project management services from the preparation of business cases, and the development of organisational frameworks to straightforward procurement, design, construction delivery and operation.

The role

This role is most suited to civil engineering graduates looking for a project management role within infrastructure. As a project manager you will be a part of the Major Programmes and Infrastructure team which will include projects in the utilities, energy, nuclear and rail sectors. You will coordinate all parties involved, taking time to fully understand our clients’ needs. You will learn to define project briefs, engage with and manage expert design teams and contractors throughout the project lifecycle, and create solutions for risks and obstacles along the way.

You will be based at one of Mace’s offices but may also spend a lot of your time at client premises. You will gain experience in all aspects of the construction process from initial design, through construction, fit out, commissioning, handover and ongoing facilities management. You will be provided with a bedrock of experience that will help launch your career.

Responsibilities include, but are not exclusive to:

• Preparation, management and review of tender documents
• Contributing to project briefs
• Producing project programmes
• Monitoring and reporting on budgets and cash flow
• Involvement in construction and project close out
• Contract administration.

Locations

Opportunities are available in various locations in the UK.

Qualifications, knowledge and skills

Construction related degrees are preferred, however applications are considered from non-construction related degrees. You are required to have a number of connected skills including:

• An understanding of the project lifecycle and the roles and responsibilities of project teams
• Ability to adapt and add value to different teams
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• A drive to deliver results
• Ability to plan and prioritise workload

Professional qualification routes

Graduates working in project management (consultancy) will be supported in working towards their professional qualification with either the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The qualification you work towards is dependent on your degree.

 
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The service

Mace offers a wide range of consultancy services, and is employed by clients for industry leading expertise, including cost management. Our cost consultancy service provides independent, impartial, specialist advice on the full scope of construction costs throughout the life cycle of projects.

Mace adopts a modern approach to cost consultancy and is consistently ranked in the top 10 UK quantity surveyors. We engage with design teams and procure projects to achieve best possible value from construction costs, market testing a minimum of 70% of the cost plan value for real time costing on our projects.

The role

Quantity surveyors working in a consultancy capacity are often referred to as private quantity surveyors (PQS) whose role can be defined under multiple job titles such as cost consultant or cost manager.

As a cost consultancy graduate you will be in the Major Programmes team, focusing on complex multi-facetted projects that will have significant impact on local communities, such as London 2012.  

You will work closely with both main contractors and clients by providing authoritative commercial and risk advice. Responsibilities include producing cost plans, value engineering, negotiating cost variations and producing final accounts.

 

Locations

We are currently recruiting for Cost Consultants in our Major Programmes business in London.

Qualifications, knowledge and skills

Mace’s cost consultancy graduates ideally have a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited degree in quantity surveying. Other degrees are considered.

You will require a range of connected skills including:

  • Strong numerical ability
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to build excellent relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Drive to achieve results. Candidates need to be able to take responsibility for effectively delivering a range of tasks to a high quality of standards throughout end to end service delivery.  

Professional qualification routes

Mace’s cost consultancy team provides extensive training and support for graduates including RICS workshops, leading to professional RICS qualification. Graduates who do not have a RICS accredited degree may be required to complete a conversion course.

The Service

We work with clients around the world to deliver complex programmes and projects in challenging environments. With our skills in construction, project and facilities management, we deliver infrastructure solutions to help communities thrive. Particular important to our clients is the ability to have access to Mace technical expertise and management consulting at the early stages of development, advising them on the optimal solutions for their development. We provide technical and management consulting advice to clients at all stages of the project and programme lifecycle, working with their management and delivery teams to develop clear and pragmatic solutions that deliver benefits and outcomes for the client, end users and the wider public. The full list of Advice Services we provide includes: Business Case Preparation, strategic risk and value management, governance and business change, benefits management, deliverability and logistics, health & safety, development consent orders, procurement and contract strategy, pre-construction and construction feasibility, social value, organisational development, programme management office, audit and assurance, commercial and financial management, asset strategy and Business information modelling (BIM). We have made it our priority to integrate this wide range of professional disciplines under the One Mace Worldwide principle. We will always strive to deliver a seamless service to our clients and stakeholders across the world.

The role

This role is suited to graduates with who have studied structural, or architectural engineering, who have a desire to not only enhance their technical capability but take on the broader management challenges that come with providing advisory services to clients. You’ll gain experience in and exposure to all aspects of the construction process from design and design management, construction, fit out, mechanical and electrical services and commissioning and handover, as well as developing core management consulting skills as you work with some of our blue-chip clients, assisting them in developing their projects into full blown delivery working across a range of specialist areas for which we provide Advisory Services.

Responsibilities include, but are not exclusive to:

  • Supporting and then managing interactions with our clients across the range of advisory services we provide
  • Providing specialist input from an engineering perspective
  • Developing project and Programme plans covering all stages of the Project Lifecycle
  • Engaging third party stakeholders and local communities on behalf of our clients

Location

You will be based in our Head offices in London however you will also spend time at various client’s premises.

Qualifications, knowledge and skills

This role is aimed at those who will have graduated in Civil, Structural, Mechanical or Architectural Engineering. In addition to a high level of academic achievement you are required to demonstrate:

  • A strong ability to engage effectively with a wide range of people
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • An strong interest in Management Consulting combined with a passion for Engineering and working in the Built Environment.

We have a well-established system of management training that supports the development and growth of our people. Our graduate training course introduces the disciplines of project and programme management controls, risk management, cost management, scheduling and other core services to deliver a diverse experience over a 2-year timeframe. We expose our people to increasingly challenging environments, preparing them for live sites and to assist with accreditation to the Institution of Civil Engineers (CEng MICE), as well as wider accreditation to Association for Project Management (APMP)

Mace offers its clients a fully comprehensive project management service. Our project management experts offer a flexible and highly bespoke service based on a robust and well-proven formula for delivery. Working alongside our clients, we adopt a value-driven approach to defining business and project objectives before identifying the most effective means to deliver. We provide a full spectrum of project management services from the preparation of business cases and the development of organisational frameworks to straightforward procurement, design, construction delivery and operation.

The role

This role is most suited to graduates in Civil Engineering or Construction related degrees. As a project manager you will be in the Major Programmes team, focusing on complex multi-facetted projects that will have significant impact on local communities, such as London 2012. You will coordinate all parties involved, taking time to fully understand our clients’ needs. You will learn to define project briefs, engage with and manage expert design teams and contractors throughout the project life cycle, and create solutions for risks and obstacles along the way.

You will be based at one of Mace’s offices but may also spend a lot of your time at client premises. You will gain experience in all aspects of the construction process from initial design, through construction, fit out, commissioning, handover, and ongoing facilities management. You will be provided with a bedrock of experience that will help launch your career.

Responsibilities include but are not exclusive to:

  • Preparation, management and review of tender documents
  • Contributing to project briefs
  • Producing project programmes
  • Monitoring and reporting on budgets and cash flow
  • Involvement in construction and project close out
  • Contract administration. 

Qualifications, knowledge and skills

Construction related degrees are preferred, however applications are considered from non-construction related degrees. You are required to have a number of connected skills including:

  • An understanding of the project lifecycle and the roles and responsibilities of project teams
  • Ability to adapt and add value to different teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A drive to deliver results
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload 

Professional qualification routes

Graduates working in project management (consultancy) will be supported in working towards their professional qualification with either the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The qualification you work towards is dependent on your degree.

Mace offers its clients a fully comprehensive project management service. Our project management experts offer a flexible and highly bespoke service based on a robust and well-proven formula for delivery. Working alongside our clients, we adopt a value-driven approach to defining business and project objectives before identifying the most effective means to deliver. We provide a full spectrum of project management services from the preparation of business cases and the development of organisational frameworks to straightforward procurement, design, construction delivery and operation.

The role

This role is most suited to graduates in Civil Engineering or Construction related degrees looking for a construction project management role. As a project manager you will be focused on sports related projects. You will coordinate all parties involved, taking time to fully understand our clients’ needs. You will learn to define project briefs, engage with and manage expert design teams and contractors throughout the project life cycle, and create solutions for risks and obstacles along the way.

You will be based at client premises in South West London at the beginning of your career. You will gain experience in all aspects of the construction process from initial design, through construction, fit out, commissioning, handover, and ongoing facilities management. You will be provided with a bedrock of experience that will help launch your career.

Responsibilities include but are not exclusive to:

  • Preparation, management and review of tender documents
  • Contributing to project briefs
  • Producing project programmes
  • Monitoring and reporting on budgets and cash flow
  • Involvement in construction and project close out
  • Contract administration.

Qualifications, knowledge and skills

Construction related degrees are preferred, however applications are considered from non-construction related degrees. You are required to have a number of connected skills including:

  • An understanding of the project lifecycle and the roles and responsibilities of project teams
  • Ability to adapt and add value to different teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A drive to deliver results
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload

Professional qualification routes

Graduates working in project management (consultancy) will be supported in working towards their professional qualification with either the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The qualification you work towards is dependent on your degree.

Over the last few years our programme management expertise has helped clients to improve performance, drive organisational change and realise efficiencies. We are adept at helping our clients navigate through ambiguity – managing multiple workstreams, interdependencies, and driving and configuring complex programmes from integrated projects. We have the experience to deliver a course of action that manages the priority themes of the programme alongside risk, time, cost and quality; the leadership to inspire and motivate teams; and the passion and enthusiasm to drive value at every turn. By providing strong, expert leadership from the start, we give clients the level of confidence and assurance that they require. We develop programme delivery methodologies that are robust, transparent and based on experience drawn from large scale projects around the world.

The role

This role is most suited to graduates in Civil Engineering or Construction related degrees. As a project manager within the programme management function, you will be focusing on complex multifaceted projects that will have significant impact on local communities, such as London 2012. You will coordinate all parties involved, taking time to fully understand our clients’ needs. You will learn to define project briefs, engage with and manage expert design teams and contractors throughout the project life cycle, and create solutions for risks and obstacles along the way.

You will be based at Heathrow for the beginning of your career. You will gain experience in all aspects of the construction process from initial design, through construction, fit out, commissioning, handover, and ongoing facilities management. You will be provided with a bedrock of experience that will help launch your career.

 

Responsibilities include but are not exclusive to:

  • Preparation, management and review of tender documents
  • Contributing to project briefs
  • Producing project programmes
  • Monitoring and reporting on budgets and cash flow
  • Involvement in construction and project close out
  • Contract administration

Qualifications, knowledge and skills

Construction related degrees are preferred, however applications are considered from non-construction related degrees. You are required to have a number of connected skills including:

  • An understanding of the project lifecycle and the roles and responsibilities of project teams
  • Ability to adapt and add value to different teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A drive to deliver results
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload

 Professional qualification routes

Graduates working in project management (programme management) will be supported in working towards their professional qualification with either the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The qualification you work towards is dependent on your degree.

The service

Mace Developments is an integral part of the wider Mace Group, which develops, consults, constructs and operates across the full property cycle. In the role of Development Manager, we partner with our clients, acting in their interest creating a specialised value driven approach to their needs.

As a business our skills range from deal origination, land acquisition, securing planning, raising project finance and procuring teams to deliver our projects, helping to provide consistent double digit investor performance and returns.

As a consequence, the development team currently manages more than 5 million square feet of space across all sectors and geographies in the UK, with a forecast exit GDV in excess of £1.75bn.

 

The role

 

As an assistant development manager you will sit within the development team, working closely with a development director or manager and be responsible for delivery across the entire property lifecycle; from identifying investment opportunities, financial viability, property acquisitions, design, planning, funding to contractor procurement, sales & completion.

Responsibilities include, but are not exclusive too:

  • Market research and due diligence
  • Financial modelling / cash flow modelling / appraisal work
  • Identification of suitable development opportunities
  • Site and financial viability reporting
  • Negotiation with developers, landowners and agents
  • Working closely with financial institutions and investors to secure funding
  • Appointing and overseeing contractors, architects, external consultants etc.
  • Ensuring that time and budget targets are monitored and met

Qualification knowledge and skills

Real Estate or Real Estate Finance related degrees are preferred (ideally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). In addition, you are required to have a number of connected skills:

  • A strong commercial background
  • Ability to adapt and add value to different teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Drive to deliver results
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload
  • Strong numerical abilities

Professional qualification routes

Graduates working as an assistant development manager will be supported in working towards their professional qualification with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

 

 

What you need to know

The application process

  • Choose the area of Mace for you: see ‘choosing the right direction’ above
  • Application form: complete the online application form as soon as possible. Take your time to carefully read and answer the questions. Offers are made on a rolling basis and applications will close once vacancies are filled
  • Interview: candidates who submit strong application forms will be invited to attend a first stage interview. These will take place from October 2016
  • Assessment centre: candidates who are successful at the first stage interview will be invited to attend a final stage assessment centre from November 2016
  • Offer: candidates who demonstrate the key competencies at the assessment centre will be made an offer to join the Graduate Development Programme in 2017. The programme starts in September 2017 with the graduate induction event. However, there might be the opportunity to start before September 2017.

Salary

Competitive plus a joining bonus

Benefits and rewards

  • 22 days holiday plus two 'Mace' days to support work life balance
  • Time off between Christmas and New Year (yes, on top of your holidays and Mace days!)
  • Industry leading pension scheme with 7% Mace contribution
  • Season ticket loan
  • Private health insurance
  • Gym subsidy
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • A range of retail and leisure discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme.

Our international Graduate Development Programme offers comparable benefits. Speak to our Emerging Talent team to find out more.

 

Are you ready?

Whatever your background, we want to attract the best and brightest people to bring new perspectives to some of the most challenging and inspiring projects around the world. If you think you’ve got what it takes to influence our industry as we take on even bigger challenges then apply now!

Who we're looking for

Your time at Mace will leave a lasting legacy across the world. You must therefore have a solid understanding and passion for the construction industry. We want people with:

  • A minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree (expected or obtained)
  • 240 UCAS points from 3 A Levels or the equivalent for BTEC National Diploma at Level 3 (excluding general studies)
  • Equivalent international qualifications and HNCs are also accepted
  • A passion for the role you’ve applied for, including evidence of driving your own development through extra curricular activities
  • Proactive thinkers with excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Problem solving, organisational and influencing skills
  • A drive to deliver results, attention to detail and numerical ability
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Strong applications from people with non-construction related degrees are considered for most roles. However, construction related degrees are preferred and some roles do require a specific degree. These include: architecture and design, construction management, planning, engineering and biopharma.

What happens once I get an offer?

After receiving an offer you will be assigned a 'buddy' who will be able to help with any questions before you join us. Once you join, you will also be assigned a line manager who will provide you with a clear definition of your role and responsibilities. They will collaborate with you to define your objectives, and will support you as you build on your strengths and address your development gaps.

What next?

After the second year of the programme most graduates are promoted and spend their third year working towards a chartership. High achievers with leadership aspirations will be considered for our talent development programmes to further develop their leadership skills.

Feel inspired

Find out what our current and former graduates have done with their careers at Mace on our emerging talent page.

Are you ready?

If you think you can bring a different perspective to help us shape the cities of tomorrow then apply now.

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Ben Kingsnorth, Assistant Sustainability Manager, Sustainability

“I’ve always been passionate about sustainability and climate change. The opportunity to work with a project management construction and consultancy company was the perfect platform for me to make a real difference.”

“I’m doing exactly what I’d set out to do, just a lot sooner than I’d thought possible.”

Bethany McLoughlin, 	Assistant Cost Consultant, Consultancy

“At Mace you very much hit the ground running! When I first started I was working on three projects. After a year I'm now working on seven projects across a range of sectors. All are at different stages in the project lifecycle which makes my role really varied. The level of opportunity and encouragement I receive, working towards my chartership and completing the graduate training is astounding. I also learn so much from each project. No two projects are alike but when I apply my knowledge from previous experiences, I can really feel my knowledge and confidence grow.”

Will Allan, Graduate Trainee, Construction

“The best thing about the grad scheme is that we get to build a strong network of colleagues and friends across the business in roles so different to our own - it's an excellent learning platform. This year we formed a multidisciplinary team to do an academic project on a school extension. We had to identify client needs and engineer the project all the way through to the construction phase before presenting our solution to the Mace Group Board.”

Amie Westlake, Assistant Construction Manager, Como

“I love being on site. Every day is different and it’s really fast paced. I can’t keep still – even at weekends – so having a job that keeps me on my toes and constantly challenged is perfect for me. I love the daily interaction I have with the entire project team and the fact that I get to totally transform an empty shell into something that gives the client a lot of satisfaction. Being able to stand back at the end of a project and see the physical results of all the hard work is really rewarding.”

Millie Evans, Mobilisation Coordinator, Macro

“The best thing about my role is the independence. I'm not micromanaged which means I can think much more strategically and make decisions. The culture is supportive and my opinions are listened to by senior managers which is encouraging - it makes me feel comfortable communicating with anyone at the company when I need to ask for help or advice”

Amar Sahi, Assistant Manager, Consultancy

“The best thing about the graduate scheme is that it's clearly been developed with us in mind. The training covers all the facets of the industry we are exposed to from feasibility surveys to procurement, planning, construction technologies and handover procedures. Our graduate project gives us the opportunity to network with our peers and we get great exposure to senior colleagues.”

Ebony Jones, Assistant project manager, Consultancy

“The best thing about Mace is the opportunity to learn more every day. There is so much going on at Mace and so many opportunities to do something new or different, there's always another string to add to your bow. Working in North America has been a great opportunity to help shape Mace's reputation there - it's a relatively new business and to spread Mace's brand, and be part of the team showcasing Mace's strength on an international level has been very rewarding”

Michael Nathan, Senior Emerging Talent Manager, Group Services

“Last year, we welcomed 71 graduates from 38 different universities with a broad range of degrees to our Graduate Development Programme - 20% more than in 2014.”