Project Controls Apprenticeship at Mace Group

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Project Controls Apprenticeship

The Service

We are responsible for efficient, joined-up delivery of a complex series of projects, constantly gathering and analysing the performance data required to effectively manage a project, programme or portfolio. This performance data includes financial information about contracts, progress data from contractors, risk data and other data that enables the project or programme managers to direct the work.

Project and Programme controls is a core part of Project and Programme management is a core Mace discipline and typical of our larger commissions in sectors like aviation, infrastructure and energy sectors. It was central to the delivery of major projects and programmes such as the London 2012 Olympic Games, Heathrow Expansion and more recently HS2.

The role

Project controls encompasses the associated disciplines that allow timely and accurate reporting of key data to allow decisions to be made with confidence.

As a Project Controls Apprentice you will play a key supporting role in the delivery of our services to our clients. Initially, working alongside more senior Project Managers and/or Project Controls Managers, you will be responsible for gathering, sorting, analysing and presenting a wide variety of information and data relating to the projects you have been assigned to.

Your role will be focused on the set up and execution of processes that predict, understand and constructively influence the desired outcomes of a project or programme, through the communication of information to assist effective decision making.

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Recording and understanding scope definition
  • Management of a work breakdown structure
  • Planning and scheduling and recording progress on site
  • Cost control
  • Forecasting outcomes by time and cost
  • Change control
  • Risk management
  • Writing procedures and creating process flow charts
  • General project administration
  • Document management
  • Interface management
  • Extensive data management and integrating departmental systems through common coding structures
  • Stakeholder management
  • Producing reports on all of the above


Project controls apprentices are supported in working to achieve either a Level 4 Diploma in Project Management or a Level 3 Project Controls Technician apprenticeship. We will be deciding which qualification will enable you to get the best construction project controls training and is the most relevant course to help you develop in the role.

Minimum requirements

  • Grade CCC from three A Levels (or equivalent UCAS points) or a construction-related Level 3 BTEC Diploma at MMM grade or above
  • Six GCSEs grade C or above including mathematics and english (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above)
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C

In addition to the minimum requirements, candidates must have:

  • Strong numerical skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • The ability to work effectively in a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

About Mace

Mace is an international consultancy and construction company, founded and built on exceptional people, a commitment to service excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Mace is a £1.97bn company, with over 6,000 employees, operating from five global hubs and inspiring each other and our clients to innovate. Our vision is to be the industry leader in helping to shape cities and build sustainable communities. We strive to find better ways to deliver for our clients, communities and the construction industry. We constantly challenge the status quo, make the seemingly impossible possible, and will always do so.

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