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Associate Director - Cost Consultancy - Health Projects

Employer
Mace
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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At Mace, our purpose is to redefine the boundaries of ambition. We believe in creating places that are responsible, bringing transformative impact to our people, communities and societies across the globe. To learn more about our purpose, culture, and priorities, visit ourstrategy site.

Within our consult business, we harness our unique combination of leading-edge practical expertise and project delivery consultancy to unlock the potential in every project.

The project:
We are seeking an Associate Director in Cost and Commercial Management to join our Consult Health Team. While you will assist in the delivery of health projects, joining Mace is to join a company that believes in your individuality and potential, and we will support you in developing opportunities and building your career.

Our values shape the way we consult and define the people we want to join us on our journey, they are:
  • Safety first - Going home safe and well
  • Client focus - Deliver on our promise
  • Integrity - Always do the right thing
  • Create opportunity - For our people to excel
We are actively seeking people with skills and experience of working in a healthcare delivery environment. We would also like to meet experienced project professionals who would like to move into the health sector as we can develop your skillset for this industry. To perform the role, you will take responsibility for end to end service delivery, often with respect to large and complex commissions. To ensure that client objectives are met through the delivery of a value-added commercial management service.

You'll be responsible for:
  • End-to-end service delivery, ranging from large and complex commissions to lifecycle replacement programmes or estate rationalisations, ensuring that client objectives are met through the delivery of a value-added cost management service.
  • Conducting feasibility studies, business cases and writing procurement reports.
  • Applying value management techniques at the outset of a project.
  • Managing estimating and cost planning activities to include taking ownership of and presenting the final cost plan.
  • Managing the procurement process, ensuring that all stages including prequalification, enquiry, analysis, selection and contract preparation are performed effectively.
  • Ensuring that post contract cost variances and change control processes are managed effectively.
  • Ensuring that cost checking and valuation work is managed effectively.
  • Ensuring the production of monthly post-contract cost reports and presenting them to the client.
  • Being in attendance at meetings and active participation.
  • Ensuring that final accounts are negotiated and agreed.
  • Being a key interface with client, stakeholders and other consultants, at all project stages.
  • Marketing and business development activities within the health sector.
  • Providing line management and overseeing the recruitment.
You'll need to have:
  • A bachelor's degree and are a member of a relevant institute.
  • Experience of leading on large projects or a capital programme of work within the healthcare sector.
  • Good working knowledge of contracts, estimating, valuations, cost reporting and financial modelling.
  • Experience in negotiating, influencing and communication skills to command professional respect at all levels.
  • Understanding hot topic issues such as sustainability, social value and carbon reduction and how these impact the public sector.
  • Digitally savvy, can build lasting client relationships and lead high performing teams within a commercial environment.
  • Experience in delivering projects in a consultancy environment, are keen to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities Mace has to offer.
Mace is an inclusive employer and welcomes interest from a diverse range of candidates. Even if you feel you do not fulfil all of the criteria, please apply as you may still be the best candidate for this role or another role within our organisation.

We are also open to discussing part-time, flexible, and hybrid working options if suitable within the role.
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Company

If you can bring a different perspective to help us shape the cities of tomorrow, take a look at the opportunities we have to join us.

Fortune favours the brave - and so do we

At Mace we empower our people to be collaborative, curious and embrace their entrepreneurial spirits. We aim to attract the best and brightest people, whatever their background, to bring new perspectives to some of the most challenging and inspiring projects around the world.

You might be part of our healthcare team delivering critical hospital care units, or our education team creating schools to inspire our future leaders. You could be a graduate working on the world’s tallest building, or be managing the construction of world-leading cultural landmarks. Whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that will bring out the best in you.

At Mace we want you to feel comfortable from day 1, so for any questions about a career at Mace, including application advice, please contact paul.deaville@macegroup.com for a confidential chat.

Our clients say that it’s our people that make the difference

Our people think harder, do better and go further. Every day at Mace is an opportunity to think and do things differently. We were founded more than 30 years ago, and every day our entrepreneurial culture plays a huge role in our success. We exist to seek out the world’s most interesting projects that challenge and excite us.

We want our employees to thrive and achieve their highest potential. We are passionate about creating an environment that provides opportunities for the most stimulating and fulfilling careers. We encourage innovation and welcome new perspectives by attracting and developing people with diverse talent who inspire our thinking, challenge our solutions and enhance our culture.

At Mace you can deepen your knowledge, expand your skills, see the world and get to work with both inspiring colleagues and influential clients – whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that will bring out the best in you. But don’t just take our word for it; below you can see what some of our people had to say.

Reward and recognition

We invest in our people and provide a strong benefits package, which in the UK includes:

  • 22 days of holiday, plus two ‘Mace Days’ to support work-life balance, bank holidays and December holiday shut down
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Highly competitive maternity and paternity package
  • Reimbursement of professional subscriptions and membership fees
  • Season ticket loan
  • Annual health screening
  • Private medical insurance
  • Dental plan
  • Sponsorship of education schemes (on approval)
  • Continuous on the job training and development
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Our international benefit packages are comparable. Please contact our recruitment team for more information.

We know that many parents can face challenges when balancing the demands of work and their home lives. At Mace, we fully support our people when they choose to balance their career with family life. We offer enhanced family leave, as well as options for flexible working and alternative working patterns to support and improve the work-life balance of our employees.

Our performance management and appraisal approach is based on ability and talent. Top performers are recognised for both their contribution to projects and their broader contribution to the business.

At Mace we appreciate the differences that everyone brings to work and we recognise the importance of people being free to be themselves.

Regardless of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, or affiliation to any political party, we embrace diversity and believe in creating an inclusive environment where every Mace person is treated equally, fairly and with respect.

We are proud partners of Stonewall’s global diversity champions programme that ensures all LGBT+ staff are accepted without exception at Mace.

Mace’s corporate purpose statement is ‘Redefining the boundaries of ambition’.

Support for disabled employees is provided by:

Our recruitment and HR Teams have undertaken disability awareness training and are eager to provide an inclusive and accessibility experience to job applicants and new colleagues.

Enabled at Mace – employee network. Its aims are to support its members and, to "to raise awareness and remove barriers around disability, neurodiversity and other impairments” to support their aim to create an inclusive and diverse workplace for everyone.

Disability Confident – We are using the requirements of the government scheme to create an inclusive environment for disabled job applicants and existing colleagues.

Clear Assured – an externally verified accreditation around equality, diversity and inclusion practice across our business, driving improvements to our policies, processes and practices.

Recite Me – an assistive technology tool that provides access support to all employees. It is located on our intranet site, our website and job vacancy platform.

Mace are member of the Business Disability Forum, giving access to a wide range of resources and information. Our line managers have access to their confidential support line.

ClearAssure

Silver Clear Assured Award

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ridi - Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative Awards 2021 - Highly Commended Category

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