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Construction and Development Coordinator (RFA Developments) Toronto, ON

RFA Developments

Company Profile

RFA Developments was founded in 2016 as a stand-alone construction and development company providing construction and development services to RFA Capital and to 3rd Party owners, investors and property managers.

Position Title

Construction and Development Coordinator

Work Location

Toronto, ON

Overview / Job Summary

Exciting opportunity to work on new development, construction, value add and renovation projects in a mix of asset classes. Be a part of a growing real estate and development team that values entrepreneurial vision and professional excellence. Work in a collaborative environment with other like-minded professionals.

Roles and Responsibilities

Project Management:

Assist construction and development teams with all facets of project management including but not limited to:

  • Project delivery from concept to occupancy
  • Attend construction site meetings and take minute meetings
  • Prepare project schedules – MS project
  • Assist with project budgeting and procurement
  • Contract review and negotiation with contractors, supplier and consultants
  • Construction Insurance and Bonding
  • Prepare and issue contracts and sub contracts
  • Project cost control
  • Quality control
  • Change Management – CCN, CO, Review, negotiating, tracking
  • Monthly cost monitoring
  • Payment certification
  • Contract close out


Works directly with project consultants to facilitate project delivery. Includes:

  • Project scope definition
  • Procurement of services
  • Preparation and negotiation of consultant agreements
  • Coordination of consultant meetings
  • Contract administration
  • Progress draws and payment reviews


Involved in all project and on-going business administration as follows:

  • Construction project administration
  • Contract documentation management
  • Attend owner/consultant/contractor meetings
  • Manage team meeting agenda, scheduling, and meeting minutes
  • Liaise and collaborate with RFA Developments and RFA Capital Directors, Partners, associates

Clients / Investors:

Interfaces directly with clients and investor groups to execute on project deliverables:

  • Communications management planning
  • Stakeholder requirements
  • Monthly reporting – financial and project updates


Development and construction estimating including:

  • Leverage construction cost indexes and market data to facilitate budget and feasibility analysis
  • Review cost estimates and accuracy

Skills and Competencies

Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to clearly communicate Understanding of various project delivery models – Construction management, design-bid-build, stipulated price. Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines Strategic thinker Analytical Problem solver.

Education and Experience

Degree in Project Management, Architectural Technology, Construction Management, Engineering or Business Administration Recent Graduate – entry level position Complementary Information.

How to Apply for This Position

Submit cover letter and resume via email to:

Release Date: 2018-01-23

Estimators (Marshall & Murray Incorporated) London, Toronto, Ottawa, ON

Marshall & Murray

Company Profile

Established in 1982, Marshall & Murray has grown to be a leading force in the Canadian and North American Cost Consulting and Quantity Surveying industry. Based on our history of successfully completed projects and with our team of specially trained staff, we are in a unique situation to provide our clients personalized service, lead by our Senior Team Leaders, who apply a ‘hands on’ approach to each project to ensure that we assist our clients at every stage of the project from inception, through implementation and up to successful project completion.

Position Title

Senior and Intermediate Estimators - M/E and A/S

Work Location

London, Toronto, Ottawa

Overview / Job Summary

Marshall & Murray are currently seeking Mechanical/Electrical Estimators and Architectural/Structural Estimators for their London, Toronto and Ottawa offices. The successful candidates will be motivated, personable, and computer literate. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Roles and Responsibilities

The position responsibilities include quantity take-offs and pricing exercises for the respective disciplines across a diverse mix and size of projects. Some supervision of junior staff may be required.

Skills and Competencies

The candidates will need to have excellent computer skills, specifically Microsoft Excel and Word. Additional competencies with estimating software are valuable.

Education and Experience

Candidates must have graduated from a related post secondary program or have obtained relevant trade experience and must have obtained a minimum of two years relevant estimating experience. The successful candidates will be interested in pursuing further qualifications.

Complementary Information

Please visit our website at to learn more about Marshall & Murray.

How to Apply

Please email a letter of interest and resume to, to the attention of John Fleming. Applicants will be notified if an interview has been awarded. Marshall & Murray reserve the right to test both mathematical and literacy skills during the interview process.

Release Date: 2017-12-07

Intermediate/Senior Estimator (Empire Communities) Vaughan, ON

Empire Communities

Company Profile

We opened our doors in 1993. We create inspiring new places to live by being pioneers in our industry, by giving you more and by caring for the world around us. For over 20 years we’ve built communities that make everyday life richer and more sustainable with enviable designs where smart space planning and innovation meet.We’ve built more than 10,000 beautiful new homes and high-rise condos across Southwestern Ontario and the GTA . And we have more than 20,000 new planned homes on the way.

Position Title

Intermediate/Senior Estimator

Work Location

125 Villarboit Crescent, Vaughan, ON L4K 4K2


Supports Project Management and Construction team for estimating procedures and coordination of project initiatives for the High-Rise Division.

Roles and Responsibilities

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare pre-feasibility study estimates and definitive release estimates
  • Prepare cost estimate reviews and reports with high level of accuracy
  • Prepare accurate reports of cost comparisons for different materials and cost trends
  • Maintain estimating software database, models and assemblies
  • Read and interpret blueprints, specifications and scope documents to prepare, analyze and maintain thorough take- offs with accurate quantities for all phases of high rise residential construction
  • Assists project manager with tendering and contract awards for large projects
  • Calculates pricing and estimates using an automated estimating system.
  • Input take-offs into Newstar software
  • On-site field visits to validate take-offs
  • Prepare quantity take-offs of different trades (Excavation, formwork, concrete, structural, mechanical, electrical etc)
  • Interact directly with vendors and trade partners during bid process
  • Interact directly with site superintendents and trade partners on current conditions and on all change orders
  • Value-engineering, assist in identifying cost-saving construction techniques and alternative materials to reduce costs and provide additional value
  • Work with appropriate trade partners to estimate standard selections and available selection choices (upgrade options).
  • Assist in the preparation of Purchase Orders for construction within Newstar software
  • Documentation management of materials and associated trade costs and purchaser pricing
  • Develop and document standard operating procedures and internal control procedures
  • Suggest and make recommendations for process improvement

Skills and Competencies

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook Express, Newstar REMS
  • Proven skills in quality take-offs and high rise construction cost estimating techniques
  • Strong conceptual, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Exposure to AutoCAD and estimating software
  • High Rise Construction knowledge is preferred or commercial construction knowledge
  • Excellent knowledge in Structural, Mechanical, Electrical for high rise construction
  • Sound knowledge of the Ontario Building Code, Construction Lien Act, Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Regulations for Construction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A high degree of accuracy in numerical calculations and estimates
  • Good planning, documentation and time management skills
  • Must be able to prepare material take-offs from drawings (all disciplines)
  • Some travel may be required

Education and Experience

  • University/college degree in Engineering Technology or Construction Management
  • 10 years of high rise construction industry experience
  • Excellent software skills
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent oral/written skills
  • Team Player

Complementary Information

Must have a good understanding of elemental estimating.

How to Apply

Please send resumes directly to:

Release Date: 2017-12-21

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