Senior Cost Consultant

Daria Tkach
Vancouver, British Columbia
CAD$100-120k DOE
Job Posted

Senior Cost Consultant job opportunity with a large consultancy in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The cost management team is looking for a Senior Cost Consultant to join them as soon as possible.

Great career progression and training opportunities for the successful Senior Cost Consultant candidate.

Only candidates who are legally eligible to work in Canada will be considered.

Project Details

Senior Cost Consultant will be preparing cost estimates in accordance with the CIQS Rules of Measurement and best practices. The project portfolio includes the construction of mixed-use projects, commercial, offices, institutional and residential projects.

You will be based at employer’s office in London, Ontario with possibility to work from home as this premium cost consultancy supports hybrid working arrangements.

A competitive salary package is on offer commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Quantification of materials using measurement software to prepare cost estimates in accordance with the CIQS Rules of Measurement and best practice
  • Understanding unit rates, general conditions and pricing estimates
  • Prepare front-end cost reports to support cost estimates
  • Provide pro-active cost management advise and ensure the Clients understand the content of our reports
  • Attend periodic site inspections
  • Preparation of estimates in accordance with the CIQS elemental format and, where required, divisional trade format
  • Preparation of estimates at various stages of the design process, from conceptual design to pre-tender stage
  • Conduct quality assurance and quality checks of cost management reports
  • Assessment and analysis of any cost variances between estimate stages
  • Preparation of change order review analysis and lifecycle cost estimates
  • Assessment of cost-to-complete and work-in-place for construction work during periodic site visits
  • Attend meetings and presentations as required

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of all classes of estimates from conceptual to pre-tender estimates for various types of projects
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the application of the practices and procedures involved in the cost management role
  • Good analytical and interpersonal skills combined with sound judgment and initiative
  • Self-motivated with good organizational, communication and report writing skills
  • Good knowledge and understanding of computer based estimating software such as Planswift or CostX, excel, cost database management and other related computer applications
  • Ability to build client and working relationships and work collaboratively with others
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrates attention to detail to produce quality work
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work
  • Driving License

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • University Degree or equivalent to any of the following, Quantity Surveying, Construction, and Structural and Civil Engineering
  • Working towards Professional accreditation (CIQS, PQS, MRICS)

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The employer is a leading professional consultancy providing complete project solutions in real estate and infrastructure asset planning, development, operations, and transactions.

The right candidate will get to work on meaningful projects that impact communities globally and enjoy workplace flexibility with the freedom from a hybrid program.

This company possesses dynamic company culture, and they invest in their employee’s professional growth through continuous learning and professional development opportunities.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

  • Generous basic salary negotiable based on experience
  • Performance pay increase
  • More flexibility with a hybrid work program
  • Package with health and dental benefits, above-average vacation, RRSP matching, bonuses, sick days and more

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