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Associate Cost Manager

Ref MAX8648 Job Posted 25/02/2019 Region Canada Location Ottawa, Canada Salary Negotiable Salary Band £60,000 to £149,999 TypePermanent Consultant Steve Thomas

Maxim Recruitment is currently seeking Cost Manager Quantity Surveying candidates to be based in Ottawa, Canada to join a high profile Cost Consulting & Project Management division. Working with the management team, the Associate Cost Manager will be responsible for providing direction to a team of consultants to ensure a variety of cost consulting services are delivered to clients in an efficient and effective manner.

Project Details

Working with the management team the Associate Cost Manager will be responsible for providing direction and technical expertise to their team of consultants to ensure client delivery, revenue management and business development are carried out to the highest of standards.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide a full range of cost consulting services to new and existing clients. This involves a full technical understanding of construction estimation including:


◦Reading construction drawings and specifications at an advanced level
◦Reviewing and providing guidance on measurement of project statistics/functional areas
◦Completion of project descriptions & assumptions
◦A practical understanding of construction methodology
◦Trade/product knowledge
◦Ability to prepare and complete trade/elemental take-offs based on preliminary design documents and on tender/construction documents
◦Understanding of Mechanical & Electrical systems
◦Advanced understanding of factors influencing construction costs and applying that knowledge to pricing estimates
◦Completion of estimates and reports ready for final sign-off by manager
◦Preparation/analysis of general condition breakdown
◦Change order analysis – interpretation, take-off, pricing and negotiation
◦Reconciliation of estimate with tenders, owner’s budgets and/or contractor’s estimates
◦Ability to prepare, co-ordinate & deliver estimates (on schedule & within fees)
◦Ability to maximise the use of appropriate software and technology and teach others how to do the same such as Cost X, Revit, CAD, and Microsoft Office

  • Develop and build long term client relationships which result in repeat business, referrals and service expansion including up-sells & cross-sells
  • Lead the assessment of client requirements, conduct project reviews and deal with issues efficiently and effectively
  • Work with management to support the implementation of strategies which contribute to revenue generation, profitability and growth – locally and nationally
  • Lead the implementation of approved business plans and be an advocate for these initiatives within the team
  • Provide leadership, guidance, coaching, mentoring and support

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 7-10 years of leadership experience in a commercial real estate or related field
  • Full and deep understanding of Cost Planning and Project Monitoring services
  • Proven leadership skills – people and marketplace
  • Business development skills – strong business acumen
  • Multi-dimensional understanding of the real estate consulting and advisory industry
  • Self-motivated with a high degree of integrity, honesty and ethics
  • Proven strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Client service orientation
  • Proactive exploration of opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness of business processes

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS), Member RICS, or Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Building Science or in a related field
  • LEED accreditation is an asset
  • Knowledge of Primavera is an asset

Employing Company Overview and Profile

A leading provider of independent advisory services covering quantity surveying, cost management and project management. They employ over 2,500 people worldwide, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

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