he Service Mace Cost Consultancy 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. Mace Cost Consultancy operate across a breadth of property and infrastructure sectors, including public and private.
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 plans in Causeway CATO
- Checking costs
- Conducting valuations
- Analysing final accounts
- Measurement exercises, including the preparation of schedules of quantities for building element
- Drafting procurement documentation, monthly reports and tender reports
- Supporting the tender process
- Assisting with variations and change control processes
- Attending client meetings.
Professional Qualification Routes
Mace’s Cost Consultancy team provides extensive training and support for graduates including RICS workshops, leading to professional RICS qualification.
- A minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree (expected or obtained). Candidates must be studying an RICS accredited degree.
- 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.
Additionally you will need
- An understanding of the project life cycle and the roles and responsibilities of project teams
- Ability to adapt and add value to different teams
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- A drive to deliver results
- Ability to plan and prioritise workload.