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Senior Cost Consultant, Mechanical



Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Job Category:

Cost Management Consulting

Pay Grade Range:

$49,335.00 - $115,115.00

Disclaimer: The base salary range represents the low and high end of Altus Group’s “Pay Grade Range” for this position in the primary work location. Actual hiring salaries will vary depending on factors including but not limited to work experience, and geographic market data for the role. The Pay Grade Range listed above does not reflect Altus Group’s total compensation for employees. Other rewards may include an annual bonus, flexible work arrangements, and region-specific benefits.

Unlock your Altus Experience!

If you’re looking to advance your career in data analytics, expertise, and technology for the rapidly growing global CRE market, there’s no better place than Altus Group. At Altus, our work is purposeful. Every day, our employees drive impact, innovate, and shape the global commercial real estate (CRE) and PropTech industry.

Our people-centric culture empowers you to deliver in a high trust, high performance culture, surrounded by an inclusive team that’s collaborating to modernize our industry. We invest in our people with training and growth opportunities designed to propel you further in your career while providing a flexible and progressive workplace that reflects our values and teams.

Reporting to the Director of Cost Planning, Senior Cost Consultant, Mechanical is passionate about providing a variety of cost consulting services to new and existing clients while maintaining an outstanding Client Relationships. This position is based out of our Calgary or Edmonton Office.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Calculate quantities and/or measurements of specific building elements based upon drawings and/or other contract documentation for detailed and/or conceptual estimates

  • Measure change orders documentation to allow for accurate development of change order estimates

  • Undertake site visits for processing contractor monthly progress drawdown claims. Inspect and assess mechanical elements throughout various building and infrastructure projects

  • Conduct technical spot checks and/or quality reviews of work produced by junior staff to ensure quality assurance of work

  • Assist and/or execute the development, compilation and/or finalization of cost estimates within designated timeframes

  • Provide general project administration and main project filing and archiving to ensure up to date documentation is available

  • Conduct research and price checking of items in the market (telephone and/or internet searching) to provide project and cost data cost information

  • Conduct lifecycle analysis (cost estimate, current condition, remaining life, maintenance cost, etc.)

  • Maintain ongoing client communication and resolving issues as required. Escalating issues to the next level of management as required.

  • Manage client relationships in a manner that leads to contract renewal, referrals and service expansion including up-sells and cross-sells

Key Qualifications:

  • Degree or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Construction, Quantity Surveying or in a related field

  • 7-10+ years of related experience in cost consulting.

  • Good understanding of the construction industry including development, contracting and consulting sectors and a good knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems.

  • Working towards PQS or MRICS designation

  • Self-motivated with a high degree of integrity, honesty and ethics, and client service orientation

  • Excellent communication skills – interpersonal, written & presentation

  • Strong leadership skills, ability to present independently to clients, good negotiation and conflict resolution skills

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and knowledge of CostX and/or similar cost estimating software


What Altus Group offers:

  • Rewarding performance: We are pleased to be able to provide employees competitive compensation, incentive and bonus plans, and a total rewards package that prioritizes their mental, physical and overall financial health.
  • Growth and development: As a destination for top industry talent, we’re investing in you to meet the evolving needs of our clients and deliver on your professional goals. Our Altus Intelligence Academy offers over 150,000 hours of learning materials catering to diverse stages of an employee’s career journey.
  • Flexible work model: We’re modernizing our employee programs to reflect the new world of work. Our Activity-Based Work model provides you with flexibility to align your work location to the work being performed - office for connecting and collaborating, and remote for focused work.

Altus Group is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where all clients and employees feel welcomed, accepted and valued. We provide an atmosphere free from barriers to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourage equal opportunities for all employees. We’re seeking candidates with diverse experiences and provide accessible candidate experiences throughout the selection process. If you need accommodation,

We appreciate all applicants who take the time to apply to Altus Group. Please note that only those who are selected to move forward in the process will be contacted. Thank you.