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Associate, Cost Consulting & Project Management (Altus Group) Vancouver, BC

Altus Group

Company Profile

Altus Group is a leading provider of independent advisory services, software and data solutions to the global commercial real estate industry. Our businesses, Altus Analytics and Altus Expert Services, reflect decades of experience, a range of expertise and technology-enabled capabilities. Our solutions empower clients to analyze, gain market insight and recognize value on their real estate investments. Headquartered in Canada, we have approximately 2,600 employees around the world, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. We are at the center of what drives the real estate industry and continue to break ground every day with innovative solutions and best practices that touch every aspect of the real estate life cycle.

Position Title

Associate, Cost Consulting & Project Management

Work Location

Vancouver, BC

Overview

Working with the management team, the Associate is responsible for providing direction to a team of consultants to ensure a variety of cost consulting services are delivered to clients in an efficient and effective manner. Included in this client delivery, revenue management, business development providing technical expertise and leading a team of consultants.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide a full range of cost consulting services to new and existing clients. This involves a full technical understanding of principal service.
  • Develop and build long term client relationships which result in repeat business, referrals and service expansion including up-sells & cross-sells across other Business Units within Altus.
  • Lead the assessment of client requirements, conduct project reviews and deal with issues efficiently and effectively.
  • Work with Management to support the implementation of strategies which contribute to revenue generation, profitability and growth of the Business Unit – locally and nationally.
  • Achieve the established performance goals including client deliverables, financial and human resources objectives.
  • Ensure the development of priority plans, performance measurements, management controls and critical success factors.
  • Create and implement marketing / synergy plans for the assigned offices.
  • Lead the implementation of approved business plans and act as Champion for these initiatives within the team.
  • Lead and manage direct Sub-Committee and report to Management Team.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, coaching, mentoring and support to all direct reports.

Skills and Competencies

  • Self-motivated with a high degree of integrity, honesty and ethics.
  • Proven strategic thinking and analytical skills.
  • Business development skills – strong business acumen.
  • Client service orientation.
  • Proven leadership skills – people and marketplace.
  • Full and deep understanding of Cost Planning and Project Monitoring services.
  • Multi-dimensional understanding of the real estate consulting and advisory industry

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • 7-9 years’ leadership experience in a commercial real estate or related field.
  • Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS), Member RICS, or Project Management Professional (PMP) is required.
  • LEED accreditation (an asset).

Complementary Information

Need any more reasons to join Altus? In 2005, we started with 400 employees and have grown exponentially to over 2300 around the globe today. Altus Group employees don’t see boundaries, they see opportunity. They deliver results for our clients and our company and are recognized and rewarded for the value they create. This is an opportunity to work on multiple projects that encompass many industries, geographic reach, and high profile design. At Altus, we want you to realize your potential. We value collaboration and knowledge sharing of best practices. We support professional growth and we actively seek out ideas. This is the place to present the newest research, to introduce the coolest tech, and see it come to fruition and be applied. Your work will make a difference. Altus Group isn’t just about the amazing work we do. We work hard to create a dynamic company culture that reflects the values of our employees and what motivates them individually and as a team: Altus Cares - We are always seeking ways to give back to our communities, and support causes important to our employees. We are actively involved in local charity work and we believe in laying the groundwork for a more prosperous future. Our personal highlight is our involvement with Ronald McDonald house in four different countries where we volunteer every September as a company. Education - We believe our employees represent the best this industry has to offer and we want to reflect their commitment to education and continued learning. At Altus Group, we are proud to say that many of our teams are comprised of members who have been here five years or longer. We think that speaks volumes about our atmosphere and our people. Opportunity awaits - come realize your potential at Altus Group.

How to Apply

Please visit us on www.altusgroup.com/company/careers. On our careers page, please search "Associate, Cost" OR Job ID# "189" Altus Group is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where employees feel valued and respected, and where every employee has the opportunity to realize their potential. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if required, and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please contact us at careerscanada@altusgroup.com or 416-641-9500.


Release Date: 2017-11-03

Estimator (Urban One Builders) Vancouver, BC

Urban One Builders

Company Profile:

Urban One Builders is a full service construction company focused on the building of multi-family residential, mixed use, commercial and institutional projects. Urban One was founded on the principles of exceptional people, innovation and expertise. We strive to create an organization that is inclusive and transparent to our people. We build interesting projects, while developing solid relationships with our team members, trade contractors, consultants, and clients. We are continuously looking to recruit construction professionals who share our passion for building.

Position Title:

Estimator

Work Location:

Vancouver, BC

Overview:

Urban One is currently seeking an experienced Estimator. The Estimator will be required to perform the full scope of estimating duties from pre-construction bids through to completion of project. This role reports to the Chief Estimator.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze plans, specifications, design drawings and other documentation to ascertain scope of work
  • Liaise with client and consultants as required to clarify missing information, analyzing and identifying both the inherent risk and opportunities that the tender presents
  • Review of the design and specifications for cost effectiveness and suggest alternatives
  • Perform quantity take-offs and estimates for prospective work
  • Prepare unit rate pricing for self-performed; ensures that estimates reflect current costs and that the costing database is kept up to date
  • Compiles budget
  • Evaluate trade quotations
  • Assists in the development of proposal documents

Skills and Competencies:

  • Knowledge of key principles involved in bid preparation, including quantity take off procedures, sub-trade procurement, pricing and bid closing procedures
  • Knowledge of construction material and labour pricing and current markets is required
  • Strong demonstrated history of working off blueprints and drawings
  • An understanding of bid tendering and RFQ processes
  • Experience using MS Office and some knowledge of Onscreen and Quantity Takeoff tools
  • Works effectively in a variety of situations, individual and group applying a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude
  • Perseveres, undaunted by complex challenges
  • Understands and presents complex ideas; anticipates potential objections and prepares case accordingly; influences and persuades others to adopt a point of view
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgement to make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis

Education and Experience:

  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma Civil Engineering, Building Technology or Quantity Surveying
  • 1 to 2 years of related work experience or relevant technical training and experience
  • Basic knowledge of various types of construction methodologies, project management models and financial management, as well as building codes, contract law and relevant legislation
  • Complementary Information

How to Apply:

If you are interested in joining our team, please email your cover letter and resume to careers@urbanonebuilders.com. We offer an exceptional work environment. Management is approachable, ethical and accountable. We thank all candidates for their interest in Urban One Builders. Only those successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. We are an equal opportunity employer.


Release Date: 2017-09-29

Professional Quantity Surveyor (Advicas Group Consultants Inc) Victoria, BC

Advicas Group Consultants Inc.

Company Profile

Advicas Group Consultants Inc. is a dedicated team of professional quantity surveyors and sustainability consultants who, with extensive experience and a broad knowledge base, lead the way in responsible costing and environmental stewardship. The Advicas team, formerly together as Thornley BKG Consultants Inc., has served Vancouver Island and throughout Canada for over 30 years, and is one of the largest quantity surveying firms in British Columbia. The Advicas team includes staff specializing in many disciplines (architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, civil), providing a complete range of cost consulting services on Canada-wide projects. Our quantity surveyors are trained to objectively control and manage construction costs, while providing support for environmentally responsible development.

Position Title

Professional Quantity Surveyor

Work Location

Victoria, BC

Overview / Job Summary

Advicas is looking for self-motivated, energetic, and experienced Quantity Surveyors who enjoy working as part of a team and have the ability to engender strong working relationships with clients and fellow professionals.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Senior Quantity Surveyor duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop, foster, and maintain close effective relationship with Clients to ensure their needs are adequately met.
  • Apply the technical ability to prepare, evaluate, report, monitor, and review estimates of construction projects at all design stages to meet budget/Client expectations.
  • Embrace the use of computers and new technology in an increasingly paperless work environment so as to promote sustainability and also reduce carbon footprint.
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach to cost management of projects and liaison with stakeholders/Client.
  • Act as an ongoing cost consultant throughout the project timeline.
  • Provide a full range of cost consulting services to new and existing clients including proposing innovative solutions to fulfill Clients’ specific requirements.
  • Utilize the ability to recognize business opportunities and work with management to develop and manage effective client relationships and approaches, and prepare fee proposals.
  • Conduct regular follow-up with clients to ensure high levels of satisfaction and to identify areas for continuous improvement as well as additional services required.
  • Provide weekly/monthly updates on the status of projects.
  • Ensure that client invoices are accurate and issued in a timely manner.
  • Coach, train, and mentor fellow team members by transferring skill and knowledge.

Skills and Competencies

  • CIQS membership with PQS designation.
  • Knowledge of CIQS standard method of measurement (elemental/trade).
  • The ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Integrity, honesty, and ethics.
  • Computer literacy.

Education and Experience

  • University or college graduation with a construction qualification coupled with at least ten years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Canadian construction industry, and at least five years’ experience with Canadian costing.

Complementary Information

The successful applicants will receive a salary commensurate with experience, and a company benefits package.

How to Apply

Applicants are invited to submit their resumes via e-mail to admin@advicas.com. We may not contact all respondents and therefore we thank you in advance for submitting your application for consideration. Advicas is an equal opportunity employer.


Release Date: 2017-10-06

Quantity Surveyor (Infrastructure Ontario) Toronto, ON

Infrastructure Ontario (IO)

Company Profile

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) is a crown agency whose purpose is to build, manage, finance, and enhance the value of Ontario public assets, including Ontario’s public infrastructure, real estate, and government facilities. Our core values include being people-oriented, innovative, client-focused, execution-driven and diligent.

Position Title

Quantity Surveyor

Work Location

Toronto, ON

Overview

Since 2006, the AFP program has brought more than 75 major infrastructure projects to market, including such projects as Joseph Brant Hospital, Durham Consolidated Courthouse, Highway 407 East extension, Union-Pearson Express Line, and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Quantity Surveyor will support the development of AFP projects budget through procurement and throughout the project lifecycle. Using a quantity surveyor background you will validate work completed by external service providers based on infrastructure market rates and to ensure that costing and data is substantiated and captured appropriately, including conducting any necessary research and trend analysis.

Skills and Competencies

You must possess the ability to research methodologies and tools pertaining to cost planning, estimation, and management principles and methodologies, project budget development and cost. In addition, you must possess the ability to work on multiple projects while coordinating and effectively communicating with working with internal project teams and external consultants and vendors. We seek an individual with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence people through consultation, negotiation and consensus building. Excellent analytical skills are required with an ability to integrate program-wide issues and develop solutions.

Education and Experience

You must have at least 5 years of experience working on construction, real property or infrastructure projects, in a cost estimating related role (e.g. developing project budgets and/or project cost estimates). It is expected that you will be 1-3 years' post-PQS or MIRCS certification experience, with a primary focus on quantity surveying, knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analysis methodologies and tools to accompany your post-secondary or collegiate degree in a related field such as business, engineering, architecture, construction project management, quantity surveying or related field with project management training or equivalent knowledge.

How to Apply

To apply, forward your resume to jobs@infrastructureontario.ca and reference MP - PMBO - QS2 in the subject line. To learn more about our organization, please visit www.infrastructureontario.ca. Infrastructure Ontario is an equal opportunity employer. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.


Release Date: 2017-10-12

Quantity Surveyor/Estimator (Okanagan Staffing Services) Kelowna, BC

Okanagan Staffing Services

Company Profile

Our client, located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, focuses on real estate development and the provision of integrated development management, architecture, and construction services across Western Canada. This dynamic and fast-paced company is seeking an Quantity Surveyor/Estimator to join their team.

Position Title

Quantity Surveyor/Estimator

Work Location

Kelowna, BC

Overview / Job Summary

The successful candidate will manage all costs relating to building construction projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures ensuring it meets the projected budget; minimize the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality of build and acting as an on-going cost consultant.

Roles and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform initial feasibility studies to estimate materials, time and labour costs and assist with decisions about the project proceeding;
  • Study Architectural and engineering drawings and specifications;
  • Price/forecast and Prepare “Bill of Quantities” or cost estimates that lists individual components and different materials required to construct a project;
  • Select and/or source construction materials and ensure materials are suitable for all legal regulations including Work safe BC and environment;
  • Prepare tender documents, contracts, budgets, bills of quantities and other documentation;
  • Procure the services of Contractors and/or Trade Contractors;
  • Review and track any changes to the Design plan to assess the effects on costs/budget forecasts and adjust budget projections accordingly;
  • Audit Construction project’s costs and measure Contractors value and/or the work done on the Job site;
  • Assess and recommend payment(s) to Trade contractors;
  • Monitor progress of the project;
  • Prepare monthly cash-flow forecasts and tax depreciation schedules and other required reporting;
  • Perform risk, value management and cost control;
  • Identify, analyze and develop responses to commercial risks;
  • Understand the implications of health and safety regulations;
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities;
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Skills and Competencies

Job Competencies:

  • Ongoing maintenance of Continuing Professional Development;
  • Knowledge of CIQS standard method of measurement, Provincial Lien Act and Standard contract conditions, and LEED;
  • Use appropriate software and technology – such as AutoCAD, Timberline, Digitizer, On Screen Take Off, CostX, Microsoft Project and other Scheduling/Project management software, MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Knowledge and expertise in all aspects of cost consulting i.e. project monitoring, cost planning, and other cross over services;
  • Client focused and ability to build and maintain relationships;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to multitask;
  • Ability to work outside of core business hours as per client and corporate requirements;
  • Availability for overnight travel within Canada.

Education and Experience

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree or Diploma in Quantity Surveying (RICS), Architecture, Architectural Technology, Engineering or Engineering Technology;
  • Minimum 5 years industry experience managing costs of a construction project;
  • Or; an equivalent combination of education and experience.

How to Apply

We invite all qualified applicants to send there resumes and cover letters to jobs@okanaganstaffing.com with “Quantity Surveyor/Estimator” in the subject line.


Release Date: 2017-09-27

Quantity Surveyor/Estimator I (Alberici Constructors, Inc.) St. Louis, MO

Alberici

Company Profile:

Alberici is a diversified construction company recognized for superior quality and customer service. With operations throughout North America and clients around the world, we offer general contracting, construction management and design-build solutions across a broad spectrum of industrial and commercial markets:

  • Automotive
  • Building
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Heavy Industrial
  • Industrial Process
  • Mining Infrastructure
  • Water/Wastewater

Position Title:

Quantity Surveyor/Estimator I

Work Location:

St. Louis, MO

Overview:

The role offers an excellent opportunity to engage on unique and interesting projects while being part of a dynamic and collaborative team. Our environment is one of teamwork and continued learning. Rewarding communication and working towards common goals are staples of each Alberici work day.

Roles and Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for performing complex quantity surveys, preliminary pricing and initiation/maintenance of Subcontractor and vendor relationships. The role is closely integrated with other team members.

Skills and Competencies:

Candidates should be familiar with industry standard estimating tools/processes.

Education and Experience:

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or related field and 2 to 5 years of experience and/or training.

How to Apply:

Go to http://www.alberici.com/Careers/Pages/Positions-Available.aspx


Release Date: 2017-10-26

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