AECOM Senior Cost Consultant in Thornhill, Ontario
Canada - Ontario, Thornhill
AECOM's Program and Project Management (PPM) Business Line is looking for a Senior Cost Consultant to join our Markham team. This is a part-time position, working three (3) days a week.
As an industry leader in program management and construction management services for large capital programs, AECOM oversees activities ranging from planning, coordination, scheduling and cost control, to design, construction and commissioning.
Large programs require the management, coordination and integration of multiple, concurrent assignments. From concept through completion, we provide necessary technical and administrative services to help our clients meet their program objectives. We act as an extension of our clients’ staff, protecting their interests as our own.
We specialize in serving both public and private clients with extensive expertise in community infrastructure, including facilities for education, healthcare, national governments, sports and leisure, transportation, water and public gathering venues.
The Senior Cost Consultant will assist with the following:
-Developing detailed cost estimates from engineering drawings; identify deficiencies and/or questions; and assist the project team toward the answers;
-Have an understanding for the make-up of net-costs; including review of equipment/material prices, labor rates/ fringe benefits;
-Completing comparative system cost options i.e., cost alternatives or Value Engineering and reviews to help the design team in selection processes throughout the pre-contract design phases;
-Be willing to accumulate, evaluate and document historical cost data for the development of future estimates;
-Critically review estimates compiled by others;
-Provide coordination and liaison with project management and design professionals throughout the estimate development.
They may also do the following:
-Review contract documents and proposed Change Orders to the contract to determine scope of work and estimated costs of revisions;
-Review proposed changes to the contract to confirm that the scope is specification compliant;
-Review labor rates to ensure conformance to the contract;
-Review labor productivity to ensure that the labor hours are in conformance with contract working restrictions, overtime applicability, etc.;
-Review and agree Change Orders to confirm that there is a fair and reasonable representation of additional scope;
-Review pre-purchased material or equipment and/or equipment rental rates against fair and reasonable pricing references;
-Construction cost data and similar research activities;
-Life cycle costing;
-Cash Flow modelling;
-Payment certification and loan monitoring services.
BA/BS degree + 6 years of relevant experience (or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.)
A Degree in engineering or construction related discipline.
Canadian construction cost estimating experience.
MRICS accreditation of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Knowledge and experience of preparing cost plans at various stages of the design on large scale transportation, residential, and commercial projects, including change management and when necessary, resolution of contractual claims
Ability to interpreting design drawings and developing a cost plan from the early conceptual stage and through to pre-tender submission
Ability to use computer-based measurement software to prepare construction cost estimates in accordance with the CIQS standard method of measurement, in both elemental and trade formats
PQS accreditation of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS)
Demonstrated experience with all architectural and structural trades is required. Some knowledge of Mechanical & Electrical cost data considered an asset.
Demonstrated experience with Change Order analysis, loan monitoring, payment certification, etc.
Demonstrated experience with CIQS elemental and construction trade estimating.
Experience in Uniformat and Masterformat estimating considered an asset.
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Quantity Surveying
Business Line PMCM
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Position Status Part-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 240365BR
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.