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2023 Graduate - Cost Consultancy - Bristol


15d ago

💼 Graduate Job


Rolling basis


Cost Consultancy at Mace is about focusing upon cost and value early in the project life-cycle to be able to influence decision making. We combine the understanding of our clients' business drivers and output requirements with our knowledge of construction costs and the market trends that influence costs to create insightful and accurate assessments of proposals. Cost Consultancy operate across a breadth of property and infrastructure sectors, both public and private. 

Our approach is to actively manage costs and carbon, identifying and addressing potential issues early, providing informed advice at the appropriate time to facilitate client control and enable business decisions to be taken with confidence. Coupled with this approach, we think beyond our discipline and use innovative approaches to fully participate in a team based approach to project working. The diversity and breadth of services and sectors that Mace provides enables our cost consultancy teams to offer unique cost and carbon management services to our clients.  

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Area of Responsibilities



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 graduate cost consultant, you will be assisting senior cost consultants with a variety of responsibilities, including:Estimating and producing cost plansProducing whole life carbon modelsChecking costsConducting valuationsAnalysing final accountsMeasurement exercises, including the preparation of schedules of quantities for building elementDrafting procurement documentation, monthly reports and tender reportsSupporting the tender processAssisting with variations and change control processesAttending client meetings. 
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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 integrityBehaviours – curious, collaborators, contributors, and championsCompetencies – build effective teams, embrace change, solve problems, and build trusted relationships You’ll also need at least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4/C or above, including Maths and English, and must be studying an RICS accredited degree
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Competitive salary + professional membership22 days annual leave + bank holidays2 additional ‘Mace Days’ off + 3 days paid Christmas shutdownOne volunteering day a yearCompany pension (with up to 7% employer contribution)Life assurancePrivate medical insurance coverAnnual health screeningCycle to work schemeGreen car schemeSeason ticket loanDiscounts and savings for retailers, gyms, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, etc.A number of other flexible benefit
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