Cost Consultant

Daria Tkach
Montreal, Quebec
Job Posted

Cost Consultant job vacancy with a premium cost consulting practice in Montreal, Quebec.  The successful applicant will be working within the Cost Consulting & Project Management division.

Successful Senior Cost Consultant Candidates must be fluent in French.

Project Details

You will be supporting cost management team with new and existing clients in institutional, commercial, residential buildings, industrial construction and infrastructure sectors. Working from home few days a week available.

Working with the cost management team, the successful applicant who takes on the role of Cost Consultant will be responsible for providing technical expertise to ensure a variety of cost consulting services are delivered to clients in an efficient and effective manner.

French-speaking Cost Consultant is required due to the nature of the work in Montreal.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Providing 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

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Ideally 3-5 years of experience as a Quantity Surveyor/ Cost Consultant / Estimator. Ideally from PQS Professional Quantity Surveyor background working in a cost consultancy, private practice or a client
  • Bilingual speaker, French and English
  • Intermediate level of understanding of construction estimates
  • Knowledge of the construction industry - development, contracting & consultant services
  • Experience and capability of carrying out cost and commercial duties
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Great enthusiasm towards developing your career
  • Strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Good organisation skills, with ability to organise and prioritise work
  • IT literate is essential, with a high level of proficiency in MS Word and Outlook

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • A relevant Bachelor’s Degree in a construction related subject such Cost Management, or similiar

Employing Company Overview and Profile

This premium multidisciplinary organization  is client service oriented and recognized at the top of their industry. This employer recognises how important work- life balance is to employee satisfaction, so they support flexible hybrid working – a few times a week from home.

The company is an equal opportunity employer, providing an inclusive and accessible environment where every single employee feels respected.

Full details of this exceptional employer and the fantastic long term career prospects will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

  • Generous basic salary negotiable based on experience, $100-115k
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Benefits package disclosed to shortlisted applicants

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