Senior Cost Consultant

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/20/18
Edmonton, AB
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/20/18

Job ID #: 302

Position Description:

The Opportunity

Altus Group has an immediate opening for a Senior Consultant within our Cost Consulting & Project Management division in Edmonton, Alberta.   

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

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 internalnetwork 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 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;
  • +5 years of construction and/or cost consulting industry experience in Canada;
  • PQS qualification and member of RICS and / or CIQS 
  • 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.
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