Mace Limited

2023 Apprenticeship - Cost Consultancy - Manchester - Degree (Level 6)

Mace Limited (Employer)

University of Salford, the (Training Provider)

Annual wage £17,000.00
36.5 hours per week Monday - Thursday 9am - 5:30pm Friday - 9am - 4:30pm. Due to the nature of construction you may be expected to work additional hours. Whilst working on site typical start time is at 8am instead of 9am.
5 years (duration)
11 September 2023(start date)
Chartered surveyor (degree) (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
20 November 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Mace offers its clients a fully comprehensive project management consultancy service supporting the development and implementation of major transport projects, we provide a flexible and highly bespoke service based on a well-proven formula for delivery whilst studying for the Chartered Surveyor L6 apprenticeship.

Responsibilities

What will the apprentice be doing?

Cost consultancy is the management and procurement of a construction project predominantly but not limited to cost and contract management. Cost Consultants may often be referred to as professional quantity surveyors (PQS) or Cost Managers. Their role is to represent the client and protect the client’s interest within the client's design team. They are involved in every stage of a construction project from early inception through to final delivery with a main contractor. Their role includes working with a client or developer to estimate the initial cost of a proposed build, to managing the setting up of contracts and the post contract financial management between the client and the main contractor of construction projects.
 
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing an understanding of the procurement process to realise best value
  • Helping our clients to understand the potential costs of construction projects
  • Assisting the team with producing feasibility estimates, cost estimates and cost plans
  • Assisting the team with producing whole life carbon models
  • Assisting the team with building measurements and design assessments
  • Assisting with the management of costs through the construction phase of the project by regular reporting and monitoring
  • Management of project design and cost changes during construction
  • Conducting site valuations and payments to the main contractor
  • Assisting the clients team with implementing the construction contract

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. As an Apprentice Cost Consultant, you will be assisting the Lead Cost Consultant.

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 Commercial Assistant apprenticeship will work towards the Chartered Surveyor 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 professional membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Skills Required

Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths and English (Grade 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent any subjects (Grade 96 UCAS Points) Essential
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