Senior Cost Consultant / Associate Director, Estimating | Buildings | Consultancy

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Toronto
  • 150 - 200
  • Salary: 150 - 200

Outpost Recruitment

Posted 2 days ago
Cost Consultancy
Leading cost consultancy focused on independent advisory services, software and data solutions to the global commercial real estate industry
Our client, a leading cost, project management, risk advisory and software firm has an immediate opening for a Senior Cost Consultant or Associate Director within the Cost Consulting & Project Management division in Vancouver or Toronto.
The Senior Cost Consultant will provide a variety of cost estimating consulting services to new and existing clients primarily within residential real estate, and partner with other business units to explore synergy opportunities.
Key Responsibilities:
Provide a full range of cost estimating services to new and existing clients
Prepare estimates at various stages of the design process, from conceptual design to pre-tender stage
Conduct needs analysis and innovate solutions which meet the client’s unique requirements
Completion of design efficiency analysis, along with full trade and elemental take-off
Produce benchmarking reports for construction and development costs
Pricing of estimates
Conduct tender analysis and cost reconciliation exercises
Prepare front-end cost reports to support cost estimates
Undertaking and completion of periodic site inspections & estimating reports
Assist in preparation of change order review analysis and lifecycle cost estimates
Maintain ongoing client communication and resolve issues as required. Escalate issues to the next level of management as required.
Collaborate with various internal/external partners to obtain the necessary information to prepare proposals/reports
Manage client relationships in a manner that leads to contract renewal, referrals and service expansion including up-sells and cross-sells
Some overnight travel may be required on an as needed basis
+5-10 years of related experience in cost estimating
Degree or diploma in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or related discipline
Excellent communication, both verbal and written
Intermediate level of understanding of construction estimates
General understanding of


Experience working at a consulting firm (billable environment) is an asset
Member of RICS or LEED accreditation is an asset
Understanding of the construction industry – development, contracting & consultant services
Excellent knowledge of Sharepoint, Excel, Word, and measurement software
Working knowledge of CostX, Revit, AutoCAD, and MS Project is an asset
Strong knowledge of CIQS standard method of measurement – elemental/trade, Provincial lien act and Standard contract conditions – CCDC
Understanding of various procurement methods and scheduling
Ability to work in a team and independently
Intermediate knowledge of trade roles, construction sequencing and building product knowledge
Intermediate understanding of MEP
Our Client is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where employees feel valued and respected, and where every employee has the opportunity to realize their potential. They are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if required, and will work with you to meet your needs.
Only candidates with authorisation to work in Canada will be considered.
Dependent on experience and education. The client is a progressive company offering employees a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package
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