Why work for us?
Fortune favours the brave - and so do weAt Mace we empower our people to be collaborative, curious and embrace their entrepreneurial spirits. We aim to attract the best and brightest people, whatever their background, to bring new perspectives to some of the most challenging and inspiring projects around the world.
You might be part of our healthcare team delivering critical hospital care units, or our education team creating schools to inspire our future leaders. You could be a graduate working on the world’s tallest building, or be managing the construction of world-leading cultural landmarks. Whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that will bring out the best in you.
Our people think harder, do better and go further. Every day at Mace is an opportunity to think and do things differently. We were founded more than 25 years ago, and every day our entrepreneurial culture plays a huge role in our success. We exist to seek out the world's most interesting projects that challenge and excite us.
Our clients say that it's our people that make the difference
We want our employees to thrive and achieve their highest potential. We are passionate about creating an environment that provides opportunities for the most stimulating and fulfilling careers. We encourage innovation and welcome new perspectives by attracting and developing people with diverse talent who inspire our thinking, challenge our solutions and enhance our culture.
At Mace you can deepen your knowledge, expand your skills, see the world and get to work with both inspiring colleagues and influential clients – whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that will bring out the best in you. But don’t just take our word for it; below you can see what some of our people had to say.
Reward and recognition
We invest in our people and provide a strong benefits package, which in the UK includes:
- 22 days of holiday, plus two ‘Mace Days’ to support work-life balance, bank holidays and December holiday shut down
- Contributory pension scheme
- Life assurance
- Reimbursement of professional subscriptions and membership fees
- Season ticket loan
- Annual health screening
- Private medical insurance
- Dental plan
- Sponsorship of education schemes (on approval)
- Continuous on the job training and development
- Cycle to work scheme
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Our international benefit packages are comparable. Please contact our recruitment team for more information.
Our performance management and appraisal approach is based on ability and talent. Top performers are recognised for both their contribution to projects and their broader contribution to the business.
We have been recognised by many awards bodies for our commitment to development, fairness and opportunity.
So, if you’re creative, driven, curious and love a challenge, Mace could be the place for you. See our current opportunities.
Choosing an industry that’s different
“Construction is different. It’s fast paced, there are a variety of clients and each project has its own unique challenges. There is a lot of diversity within the industry and you get to work with so many different people, from clients to consultants, contractors to local authorities. Construction is global and being in the industry we get the opportunity to work in many international locations, which is great.”
Diversity makes better business
“We’re making it the norm to talk about diversity at senior levels and investing in recruitment programmes to achieve a good balance of gender, age, geographical, cultural and educational backgrounds. We’re already seeing a difference - with over 40% female intake into 2016’s graduate programme.”
Dual passions: travel and work
“Having the opportunity to work abroad so early on in my career has greatly influenced my career objectives. Being able to demonstrate to our clients that borders do not affect our ability to deliver high quality projects emphasises the value we add as a business.”
“If my 20-year-old self could see me now I’d be surprised! As a student it was a struggle to get out of bed for 9.30am. I have a passion for what I do more than I ever anticipated - even after 35 years. The pleasure I’ve had out of working in this industry is just something I could never have envisioned at 20.”
Bringing a better perspective
“You are completely accountable and you can be an entrepreneur. Mace gives young people the opportunity to establish a career. You get dropped in at the deep end but with plenty of support and every day is different. Mace is always striving to see how it can be different and how it can do things in a better way - it's a very inspiring company to work for.”
An entrepreneurial culture
“I like the way Mace focuses on it's people and how easy it is to feel like you belong. I also like how open the Board Directors are to new ideas - they really empower employees to involve themselves in pieces of work that are important to them but may be outside their normal scope.”
“It's not just Mace people, we have a host of partners and stakeholders that we're working with. We are working on a highly complicated, confidential and secure site where the stakes are high. It's all about collaboration for us and I'm proud of the relationships we've developed. That's the magic dust for me - the strength of the team.”
Working with the community
“I’m immensely proud of all the work we do with our communities. We really put a lot of effort in, not just to keep people informed about the work we’re doing, but to understand their needs and give back to them. I like to think we always go the extra mile. I really enjoy working with schools, especially because it opens the girls’ eyes to jobs in construction. It’s great to know that you’ve inspired someone - given them another option and something to think about.”
“I’ve also had the opportunity to go on Mace’s Developing Success programme. It’s been a fantastic opportunity to establish a network across the business where we learn from each other. The programme has given me the confidence to push my career and has really encouraged me to be creative and forward thinking.”
Mentoring gave me renewed purpose
“Mace has a mentoring scheme that everyone is encouraged to take part in. My mentor is great. She is incredibly passionate, supportive and energetic. She gives me open and honest advice and when I need it, she really pushes me to excel.”