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Chief Estimator (Hines) Houston, Texas, USA

Hines

Overview

When you join Hines, you will work alongside innovative leaders who set the standards responsible for our reputation as an industry leader today, and you’ll be a part of shaping our future in the years to come.

Responsibilities

As a Chief Estimator with Hines, you will work closely with other team members to acquire, assimilate, and manage costs, schedules, and other pertinent data related to projects from conception through the completion of the preconstruction phase. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the primary internal point person preparing data for responses to RFP’s and providing budgetary cost data and project schedules for proposals
  • Monitor escalation, construction trends, and market conditions in the Company’s principal markets
  • Press for standardization of all budgets on projects allowing the data to then be inserted into a financial model
  • Be available to participate in thorough reviews of the architectural, construction and engineering budgets associated with each project
  • Be available for travel and conferences, as required, to support the Conceptual Construction team

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Quantity Surveyor or a similar Construction Management degree with an emphasis on estimating from an accredited institution
  • Fifteen or more years experience as an estimator involved with a major general contractor or cost consulting company
  • Working knowledge of such programs and tools as Microsoft Word, Excel, and OnScreen take-off is required
  • Be a proactive, strategic and critical thinker, a thought leader
  • Must have a style that exudes confidence and respect

Closing

Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 189 cities in 20 countries. Hines has approximately $96.5 billion of assets under management, including $48.5 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $48 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 114 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,206 properties, totaling over 390 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 533 properties, representing over 213 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.

We are an equal opportunity employer and support workforce diversity.

No calls or emails from third parties at this time please.

How to apply

Candidates are asked to apply using the following link: https://careers-hines.icims.com/jobs/5024/chief-estimator/job

Please create a profile on the Hines Career page.


Release Date: 2017-08-03

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 (Frecon Construction Limited) Russell, ON

Altus Group

Company Profile

Established in 1973 our family operated firm is located in Russell, Ontario We perform lump sum contracts, design build, construction management. Our focus and expertise lie within ICI construction. We value and cherish our team.

Overview

The purpose of this position is to assist the Senior Estimator with various estimates. With detailed and comprehensive knowledge of construction and construction methods, preparing quantity take offs while preparing and understanding construction drawings is essential for this position.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Attend site visits and job showings.
  • Invite sub-trades to bid on the tender through the website system.
  • Ability to read & understand construction drawings.
  • Create a scope of work for each trade for bidding purposes.
  • Conduct quantity survey estimates (i.e. calculate volume of concrete, area of new flooring, and square footage of drywall required etc.)
  • Prepare tender forms, bonds, and insurance forms.
  • Organize sub-trades so they know what details of the project they are responsible for.
  • Contact suppliers for prices and delivery dates for equipment and products.
  • Provide AutoCAD drafting for various design-build projects & in house detailing.

Skills and Competencies

It is a requirement to have an understanding of excel, work and outlook as these programs will be used daily. A comprehensive knowledge of construction methods and quantity survey methods is essential.

Education and Experience

A college Diploma with CET, AET or PQS designation. Basic knowledge of Timeberline estimating software and Microsoft project.

Complementary Information

French language skills is an asset.

How to Apply

Please email your interest and resume to hr@frecon.ca. Be sure to provide your contact information in the email. We will be in contact with potential candidates. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Release Date: 2017-08-22

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 Surveyors - All Levels (Butterfield Development Consultants Ltd.) Vancouver, BC

Butterfield Development Consultants Ltd.

OVERVIEW

Fantastic opportunity to join B.C's original mortgage monitoring team, in Vancouver. A chance for advancement within an established practice with a variety of interesting projects and clients.

Previous estimating and mortgage monitoring experience an asset above industry standard for remuneration and benefits.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

Please send your resume and cover letter to ian@bdconsultants.com


Release Date: 2017-08-17

Senior Cost Consultant (Altus Group) Montreal, QC

Altus Group

The Opportunity

Altus Group has an immediate opening for a Senior Consultant within our Cost Consulting & Project Management business unit in Montreal, QC.

The Senior Cost Consultant will provide a variety of cost consulting services to new and existing clients and partner with other business units to explore synergy opportunities.

Who we are

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 2,300 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing a full range of cost consulting services to new and existing clients;
  • Conducting needs analysis and offering innovate solutions which meet the client’s unique requirements;
  • Managing client relationship;
  • Working with the management to develop strategies to effectively manage client relationships and to explore additional opportunities for all Altus business units;
  • Preparing and delivering high impact client presentations;
  • Contributing to delivery of the overall strategic plan by meeting or exceeding the performance goals set for the business unit;
  • Implementing plans to increase revenues and profit by building client satisfaction;
  • Maintaining ongoing client communication and resolving issues expeditiously. Escalating issues to next level of management as required;
  • Collaborating with various internal / external partners to obtain the necessary information to prepare proposals / reports;
  • Conducting regular follow-up meetings and project debriefs with clients to ensure high levels of satisfaction and to identify areas for continuous improvement as well as additional services required;
  • Providing weekly and monthly updates on the status of projects / initiatives;
  • Ensuring that client invoices are accurate and issued in a timely manner;
  • Participating in annual goal setting activities to ensure alignment with the business strategy;
  • Developing internal network and relationships to facilitate information sharing, cross selling and expansion of service offerings to clients;
  • Coaching, training and mentoring consultants and analysts by transferring skill and knowledge; and
  • Preparing and making presentations to internal colleagues and for congress/event, to promote PQS services, not only for external and potential clients, but moreover into our own business (other business units).

Position Requirements:

  • Degree or diploma in construction related discipline;
  • Minimum 10 years of construction and/or cost consulting industry experience in Canada (specifically in Quebec);
  • PQS, and / or AÉECQ qualification. Member of RICS and / or CIQS and / or AÉECQ;
  • Ongoing maintenance of CPD (Continuing Professional Development);
  • Knowledge of CIQS standard method of measurement (elemental/trade), Provincial Lien Act and Standard contract conditions – CCDC) and LEED®;
  • Extensive knowledge of the construction industry including development, contracting and consulting sectors;
  • Ability to maximize the use of appropriate software and technology and teach others how to do the same - such as AutoCAD, Timberline, Digitizer, On Screen Take Off, CostX, Microsoft Project and other Scheduling / Project management software, Excel, Word and Power Point;
  • Multi-dimensional understanding of the real estate and advisory industry;
  • In depth knowledge and expertise in all aspects of cost consulting including project monitoring, cost planning and other cross over services;
  • Ability to address issues proactively with client and consultants;
  • Client focused with a proven ability to build and maintain business relationships;
  • Excellent communication skills – interpersonal, written & presentation;
  • Demonstrated skills in client file management, planning and organization;
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines;
  • Self-motivated with a high degree of integrity, honesty and ethics;
  • Ability to work outside of core business hours as per client and corporate requirements, and
  • Availability for overnight travel within Canada.

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.

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.

How to apply

Enthusiastic individuals interested in applying for this position are asked to apply using the following link:

https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_altus/external/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=268&localeCode=en-us

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: 2017-08-22

Senior Estimator (PCL Constructors Canada Inc) Winnipeg, MB

PCL Constructors Canada Inc

Company Profile

At PCL, you are more than just an employee. You could be part of a team that works hard, plays hard, and makes a difference in your community. PCL offers competitive compensation packages, and a chance to be an owner in our 100-percent employee-owned company. We not only reward you financially, but give you challenging assignments and a supportive work environment which promotes personal and professional growth. Whether you are looking for a corporate or construction career, exciting opportunities are waiting for you. Our people have helped us stand out as a leading general contracting organization, which is why we’re always looking for new talent—individuals who can bring innovative solutions and thinking to every project.

Overview

Reporting directly to the Chief Estimator, this position is responsible for assisting the lead Estimator with bid preparation on large projects and will take the lead role on smaller estimates. Establishing and maintaining an excellent relationship with sub trades, suppliers and clients is essential.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with Chief Estimator, establishes team assignments and identifies estimating review dates
  • Develops winning strategy for complex bid submissions
  • Takes the lead in the development of a conceptual estimate/design-build bid submission. Acts as a liaison with external consultants and project management organizations to estimate project budget requirements and coordinates tender development process on behalf of clients
  • In conjunction with the Chief Estimator prepares reviews/tender submission requirements
  • Organizes bid closing assignments to meet submission deadlines on closing day
  • Conducts a detailed analysis of the contract documents and specifications, to determine overall project requirements (bonding, insurance, etc.) and identifies any associated risk factors, including the monitoring of published addendas that may alter the original scope of the project
  • Solicits pricing from subcontractors and suppliers for labour, equipment and materials, in order to ascertain the most competitive price while meeting PCL’s safety and quality standards
  • In conjunction with Chief Estimator, completes a final bid submission review and oversees the final tender document submission to the client on behalf of PCL
  • Assign and oversee the work of estimating staff working on same bid preparation
  • Provides information and guidance to project management staff during contract turnover
  • Available for consultation on sub-trade agreements and change orders as required by project management staff
  • Available for guidance and consultation to owners and client representative

Skills and Competencies

  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects at one time, with values ranging from $10 million - $500 million
  • Preference will be given to those with a membership of a professional institution and/or designation in estimating
  • General construction knowledge; understands specifications, methods and procedures
  • Extensive knowledge of key principles involved in bid preparation, including quantity take off procedures, sub-trade procurement, pricing and bid closing procedures
  • Ability to build an estimate without drawings/specifications
  • Identifies competitors and understands current market conditions
  • Ability to identify risk associated with contract/project documents
  • Ability to manage and direct work activities of junior estimators
  • Advanced skills with internal estimating software system (BEST) and measurement software
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with clients, consultants, and subcontractors
  • Experience in estimating for lump sum and design and construction tenders
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word software

Education and Experience

  • College diploma or university degree in engineering or construction management
  • Minimum 10 years of construction experience with a focus in estimating civil, commercial, industrial, retail, and residential sectors

Complementary Information

The salary range for this position is between $100,000 - $125,000 per year based on experience and qualifications. PCL combines numerous pay and benefit strategies to provide comprehensive and competitive compensation packages, the focus of which is to reward personal performance, merit and effort. PCL combines flexible benefits with cash compensation to provide total compensation to PCL employees. The total package includes an annual performance bonus, annual salary adjustment, share ownership, matching pension contribution, health care coverage, flexible spending programs and relocations assistance (if applicable).

How to Apply

Online: http://www.pcl.com, Reference #170000RS

By mail: 1540 Gamble Place Winnipeg, MB R3T 1N6


Release Date: 2017-08-24