Senior Cost Consultant

Senior Cost Consultant

Job Title: Senior Cost Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Salary: US$80000 - US$120000 per annum
Reference: TORC1_1601284857
Contact Name: Toby Vowels
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 28, 2020 10:20

Job Description

Harper Harrison are currently recruiting a Senior Cost Consultant to join a client-focused team on behalf of their client. This is an exciting opportunity for a high-calibre individual to join and strengthen their office. The Senior Cost Consultant is responsible for oversight of construction projects and keeping within expected budgets, schedules and adhering to the company's quality standards and the client's satisfaction. Employees in this position will interface with clients, consultants, designers, superintendents, and subcontractors to initiate any action required to achieve the project's goals and ensure that all project activities are consistent with Company policy.

Essential Functions;
*Prepare estimates, cost options, cost strategies, change order reviews, valuations of work in progress and bid analyses.
*Acts as lead individual on bid and preconstruction estimates
*Prepare preconstruction estimates for schematic and design development levels for project.
*Review construction plans and specifications to complete quantitative take-offs and support estimators Communicate with subcontractor base regarding project scope, schedule, risks, etc.
*Lead and support bid day tasks including the following: finalize project cost & alternates; verify subcontractors' scopes & costs; analyse project risks; resolve conflicts and questions on bid scopes Compiles and analyses data on all factors that influence costs, such as material, labour, equipment, and profit margins.
*Perform complex cost estimates and analysis for capital and professional services projects.
*Evaluate cost estimating deliverables prepared by consultants for cost containment.
*Evaluate quotes, bids, change orders, value engineering reports, and claims for accuracy and completeness of stated costs.
*Acquire and evaluate pricing documents, historical and vendor cost data for the development of cost estimates and price recommendations accurately forecasts costs of future projects and changes to existing projects.
*Prepares technical evaluations, cost estimating draft reports, memos, and letters and presents recommendations to management.
*Work as integral part of their Estimating Team to perform plan and specification analysis, take off and pricing of various construction projects.
*Work with subcontractors and vendors to define scope, and perform subcontractor and vendor analysis.
*Responsible for managing a complete estimate through final review and closeout.
*Participate in Value Engineering studies and negotiations with contractors.
*Attend client meetings.
*Undertake other cost-related tasks as directed by supervisor.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.

*Minimum Education (or substitute experience) required: 4-year college degree in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Structural Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Cost Estimating or equivalent recognized technical qualification.
*Professional membership to MRICS, PQS or MAIQS is preferred.
*Minimum Experience required: 5-10 years' relevant experience in construction cost estimating of a variety of building types from program, conceptual, schematic, design development and construction document stages of design in elemental and CSI format.
*Knowledge and understanding of execution of cost management services; good planning, organization and communication skills essential.
*Understanding of technical and non-technical documents related to cost management services required.
*Knowledge and use of industry-estimating software and Microsoft Office software programs. - Physical Requirements and Working Conditions Indoor office environment.
*May require work on site location when necessary Equipment used includes: computers and standard office machines.

Essential physical tasks include: the ability to work on a computer and the ability to answer and speak on a telephone. May require the use of a ladder on occasion.

Salary negotiable + benefits

Harper Harrison is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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