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Cost Estimator (Civil)

Rider Levett Bucknall

This is a Contract position in Blainville, QC posted August 2, 2022.

Title: Cost Estimator (Civil) Location: Oakville, Ontario Reporting to: Office Director Company Overview We are looking for dynamic individuals to join our team With over 20 offices in North America and the Caribbean in addition to over a hundred global offices and approximately 4,000 staff worldwide, RLB has a truly global reach while still offering a local presence to its clients almost without exception.

We are committed to our core services and pride ourselves on our dedication to customer care and leading-edge service provision.

RLB is an award-winning international firm, known for providing property and construction consultancy advice at all stages of the construction cycle.

Utilizing its many years of experience and professionally trained employees, RLB continues to firmly establish itself as one of the major players in the construction industry throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania.

Our employees are involved in a variety of projects across a range of sectors, from sports arenas and healthcare to higher education and convention centers.

As a privately held company, we hire the best people, give them exceptional training, and provide extensive opportunities for professional growth while working on exciting projects while providing an excellent compensation and benefits package.

Overview of Role The Cost Estimator (Civil) is responsible for all independent construction cost control functions for review of the Civil construction projects change orders including complete estimates, value analysis, schedule of values, comparisons, assisting with feasibility studies, and historical cost reports.

This individual can perform cost control functions on multiple projects of varying complexity simultaneously, including roads, bridges, and transit.

The Cost Estimator (Civil) should have the ability to identify opportunities within a project that will add value and help successfully accomplish the clients desired project outcome.

Job Requirements: Essential Functions Preparation of construction related cost estimates, cost plans, and cost strategies Change order reviews and valuations of work in progress and bid analyses Preparation of studies and plans on value engineering, life cycle costing, and sustainable practices Prepares work to be estimated by gathering drawings, specifications, and related documents.

Identifies labor, material, and time requirements by studying drawings, specifications, and related documents.

Computes costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements.

Resolves discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.

Presents prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information.

Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

Maintains cost data base by entering and backing up data.

Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications.

Contributes to team performance by collaboration and effective communication.

Contributes to and understands the clients desired project outcomes, identifies opportunities to add value to accomplish the desired outcomes.

Adds to team effort by accomplishing other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.

Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management or Quantity Surveying or related field is required Recent experience and specialty in heavy civil cost strategies Cost control in the commercial/institutional/Industrial sector concentrating on vertical construction Experience with conceptual and detailed measurement / pricing Experience in CMGC / GCCM process Experience with estimating software systems, onscreen takeoff software and BIM Working knowledge of “Heavy Bid” estimating software an asset Professional certifications preferred Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Indoor office environment.

May require work on site location when necessary.

Equipment used includes computers and standard office machines.

Essential physical tasks include: the ability to work on a computer and the ability to answer and speak on a telephone.

May require the use of a ladder on occasion.