MACE graduate scheme

Summer Placement - Design Management

The Service

Managing the process by which a design solution is delivered is at the heart of successful construction. 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 core 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.
  • Working as a summer placement in design management your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Understanding the client’s needs in the development of a building design
  • Supporting the design process, working with the client and wider design team
  • Ensuring the design process recognises current legislation, standards and codes of practice
  • Ensuring design information is of the right quality and keeps pace with project timescales
  • Striving to eliminate health and safety risks in the design and financial risks during construction.
  • Contributing to progress meetings
  • Maintaining project documentation

Professional Qualification Routes

Placements working in design management will be given guidance in starting to work towards their professional qualification with either the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) or the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), depending on your degree.

Minimum requirements

  • A minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree (expected) in architecture, engineering or design management
  • 240 UCAS points and Grade C in GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent qualifications)
  • Evidence of significant extra-curricular activities that demonstrate drive and excellent interpersonal skills
  • A passion for a career in the construction industry.

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