Junior Cost Consultant

Steve Thomas
Vancouver, British Columbia
Negotiable DOE
Job Posted

A Junior level Cost Consultant is required to assist with estimating and loan monitoring services for a reputable construction and property consultancy firm in Vancouver, British Columbia. Applications are welcome from high calibre candidates currently in Canada or who have the right to work in Canada.

Project Details

The Junior level Cost Consultant job role will work as part of a team of estimating and loan monitoring professionals and assist in providing technical expertise to ensure a variety of estimating and cost consulting services are delivered to clients in an efficient and effective manner.

You may work on a number of concurrent projects at different stages of completion, and handle a range of complicated situations to successful conclusion.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Junior level Quantity Surveyor Cost Consultant role will focus on business and client management of the Loan Monitoring service provision, but will also require an understanding of working on the core service deliverables of:

  • Helping to preparing cash flow projection.
  • Working with colleagues to review and provide advice on all cost items and contractor commitments.
  • Reviewing project finance documents/conditions with a team.
  • Assisting the developer with agreement of lender requirements.
  • Helping in performing site inspections and taking photos to evidence progress and potential issues.
  • Working as part of a team in reviewing the project documents to assess the feasibility of the developer’s budget and give independent opinion on the overall project budget. Through this review, you will help identify any associated risk factors, including monitoring these additional risks as the project continues.
  • Interacting with consultants and trade contractors in a professional manner.
  • Assisting in communicating with developer’s team on potential cost overruns and schedule delays and attempt to pre-agree the budget or schedule adjustments before reporting to the lender.
  • Checking designs meet legal and quality standards by relying on consultant reports.
  • Providing opinion on the adequacy of the contingency reserves.

The Junior Quantity Surveyor Cost Manager will also take full responsibility for:

  • Assisting with the delivery and update of agreed cost plans.
  • Working as a team to prepare cash flow projections.
  • Checking the project budget and time schedules.

Desired Skills and Experience

Suitable estimating and cost consultant candidates will come from a Professional Quantity Surveying, or similar, background. They will be able to demonstrate experience and capability of carrying out cost and commercial duties, and willingness to learn and improve.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

Applicants that have a relevant construction degree such as quantity surveying or cost management or commercial management will be of the greatest interest.

Professional membership of the RICS, CIQS, PQS or a similar equivalent professional body is preferred.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

This employer that provides an outstanding development and cost management service and is a construction and property consultancy based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Full details of this exceptional cost and loan monitoring consultancy and the fantastic long term career prospects will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

Salary is negotiable dependant on experience.

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