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Turner & Townsend: Senior Cost Consultant (Estimating/Cost Planning)

Turner & Townsend

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted February 18, 2021.

Company DescriptionDo you want to be part of our successful Real Estate team supporting top clients for Turner & Townsend in Ottawa?

We are hiring an ambitious and forward thinking Senior Cost Consultant to work in our growing team.At Turner & Townsend we’re passionate about making the difference.

That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society.Our team is dynamic, innovative and client-focused.

Our clients value our proactive approach, depth of expertise, integrity and the quality we deliver.

As a result our people get to work on some of the most exciting projects in the world.Who are you?You are an experienced Cost Consultant with a minimum of 7 years post-graduate experience looking for the next step or are currently undertaking a similar role in a similar environmentJob DescriptionAs an Senior Cost Consultant, you will be involved in:Preparing Construction Cost Estimate reports at all stages of design for education, healthcare, residential corporate occupier and commercial projects within Toronto, the GTA and nationally as requiredManaging estimating and cost planning activities including taking ownership of and presenting the final cost plan/estimateApplying Value Management techniques at the outset of a project and where appropriatePost-contract cost management including change order analysis, monthly cost reporting and payment certificationEnsuring that cost analysis, cost checking and valuation work is managed effectivelyParticipating in Value engineering, LEED analysis and Life Cycle costingTaking a lead role in interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stagesLeading a cost management team, ensuring that it delivers on all of the above accountabilitiesResearch related to construction market conditions throughout Canada, including analysis of official published dataManaging commissions and participating on basic project and financial management responsibilities such as free tracking, invoice preparation etc.Other Key Responsibilities At Senior Consultant LevelBusiness Development – Being aware and proactive to highlight potential opportunities to Associate Directors and DirectorsStaff management– Input into performance review process of consultants and graduate consultantsRecruitment Inclusion in selection and recruitment process, including interviewsKnowledge management – Ensuring that key information and learning generated from each commission is input into the Turner & Townsend internal databaseQualifications7 years’ experience delivering pre-construction and post contract construction cost servicesA recognized University Degree in Quantity Surveying or related fieldMembership of Relevant Professional Organizations such as the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS); The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); and/or Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE)Reliability clearance with the Government of Canada is an assetKnowledge of and experience using CostX is an assetAdditional InformationTurner & Townsend is a leading independent professional services company specializing in program management, project management, cost management and consulting across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.

With 108 offices in 45 countries, we draw on our extensive global and industry experience to manage risk while maximizing value and performance during the construction and operation of our clients’ assets.

We are an Equal opportunity employer who will ensure accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities upon requestTurner & Townsend does not accept any speculative or unsolicited CV’s that have been sent to our internal recruitment team or hiring managers from agencies outside of our preferred supplier list.

Any speculative or unsolicited CV’s will be treated as a direct application.