What will the apprentice be doing?
As an Apprentice in Project Management, you will work on complex programmes working closely with clients and consultants through all stages of the construction lifecycle. You will be instrumental in the planning, scheduling and management of process and technology projects from early design through to commissioning and construction. You will typically managing the cost, quality and programme of a project to ensure it is delivered on time, within budget and to the client’s expectations.
Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Establishing the client’s requirements and developing this into a client brief
- Working with engineers and clients to develop the design of the project
- Preparing bid documents needed to help the client select which contractor should manage the build of the project
- Building relationships with key stakeholders who might be affected by the build of the project, such as the local community
- Producing and monitoring project programmes to ensure the project is delivered on time
- Communicating regularly with the team responsible for managing the physical build of the project, including construction managers, subcontractors and quantity surveyors - your role throughout the construction phase will involve recording, reporting and helping to resolve problems that might arise
- Producing various reports to update the client on progress and budget
- Closing out and handing over the completed project to the client so they can use the building
Your work base will be flexible and could be in one of Mace offices or at a client’s office or facility. You will gain exposure to all aspects of project delivery from concept design, through to construction, commissioning, validation handover and into operation.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Our structured training programme will teach you technical and business skills to help you succeed in your career.
The Project Assistant apprenticeship will work towards the Science Industry Process and Plant Engineer L6 which consists of work-based experience and training.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
We’ll also support you in gaining a professional qualification with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
Skills RequiredProblem solving skills, Team working, Initiative
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths and English (Grade 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths, Physics and Chemistry (Grade ABB) Essential