Senior Cost Consultant
|Job Title:||Senior Cost Consultant|
|Salary:||US$80000 - US$120000 per annum|
|Contact Name:||Toby Vowels|
|Job Published:||September 28, 2020 10:20|
*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
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