Graduate 2018 - Project Management - Rail

4 days left

Competitive Salary Dependent on Experience
21 Feb 2018
21 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

In the rail sector we provide a full spectrum of project management services to our clients. 

Client focus is at the heart of what we do. Our first step is to identify and fully understand what our clients are trying to achieve – we get under the skin of their vision, goals and values so we can realise them in the project or programme. 

As an agile, focused and flexible partner we adopt a value-driven strategy to define and articulate project objectives, before identifying the most effective means to deliver.

Regardless of the scale or complexity of a project, we employ and refine our systems and processes to provide control, governance and transparency from inception to completion. In every decision we make, we challenge and work diligently to find the most efficient and cost-effective outcome.


  • As a graduate in Project Management in the rail sector, you will work on complex rail programmes working closely with clients and consultants through all stages of the construction lifecycle. You will gain exposure to both consultancy and construction delivery.
  • Working with clients to establish their needs
  • Preparing tender documents
  • Contributing to the project execution plan, including the logistics planning and scheduling
  • Working closely with the design team from concept to delivery of contractor documentation
  • Providing support ensuring that technical standards are being applied through critical examination of contractors design submissions throughout the project lifecycle
  • Working closely with the project team and cost managers to ensure all strategies implemented work effectively and efficiently
  • Monitoring project progress in line with KPIs, cost and programme and preparing progress reports to update relevant parties
  • Monitoring and reporting on budgets and cash flow
  • Monitoring any potential risks to the project and looking for mitigations where possible
  • Monitoring and reviewing of health and safety practices
  • Contribute to successful railway system integration through involvement of relevant disciplines and parties
  • Monitoring the quality of works completed on site and helping to deal with any issues that need resolving
  • 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.

About You

  • A minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree (expected or obtained). 
  • Civil Engineering degrees are preferred but high quality applications from other construction-related subjects will be considered
  • 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.
  • An understanding of the project life cycle and the roles and responsibilities of project teams
  • The ability to adapt and add value to different teams Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • A drive to deliver results 
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload.

Please note that some opportunities may close earlier than on Solent Graduate Jobs. 

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