Maxim Recruitment is currently seeking Cost Manager Quantity Surveying candidates to be based in Ottawa, Canada to join a high profile Cost Consulting & Project Management division.
Working with the management team, the Associate Cost Manager will be 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.
Working with the management team the Associate Cost Manager will be responsible for providing direction and technical expertise to their team of consultants to ensure client delivery, revenue management and business development are carried out to the highest of standards.
Responsibilities and Duties
Reading construction drawings and specifications at an advanced level
Reviewing and providing guidance on measurement of project statistics / functional areas
Completion of project descriptions & assumptions
A practical understanding of construction methodology
Trade / product knowledge
Ability to prepare and complete trade / elemental take-offs based on preliminary design documents and on tender / construction documents
Understanding of Mechanical & Electrical systems
Advanced understanding of factors influencing construction costs and applying that knowledge to pricing estimates
Completion of estimates and reports ready for final sign-off by manager
Preparation / analysis of general condition breakdown
Change order analysis interpretation, take-off, pricing and negotiation
Reconciliation of estimate with tenders, owner’s budgets and / or contractor’s estimates
Ability to prepare, co-ordinate & deliver estimates (on schedule & within fees)
Ability to maximise the use of appropriate software and technology and teach others how to do the same such as Cost X, Revit, CAD, and Microsoft Office
Desired Skills and Experience
Qualifications / Educational Requirements
Employing Company Overview and Profile
A leading provider of independent advisory services covering quantity surveying, cost management and project management.
They employ over 2,500 people worldwide, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.