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Associate Director, Cost Planning



Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024

Job Category:

Cost Management Consulting

Pay Grade Range:

$86,585.00 - $202,025.00

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.

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Job Summary:

Altus Group is looking for an Associate Director to join our Development Advisory Team in Calgary Office. Reporting to the Director, Cost Planning, you will work with the management team on various asset types and accounts. Your role involves providing guidance to a team of consultants to deliver cost consulting services efficiently. This includes client delivery, revenue management, business development, offering technical expertise, and leading the consultant team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform Quantity Surveying / Cost Planning activities on Construction Projects across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northern Territories, including periodic support to projects in other areas of Canada and US.

  • Review and interpretation of design documents to measure and quantify specific building elements, and application of appropriate pricing to generate project cost estimates ranging from conceptual to detailed estimate stages.

  • Consolidate and perform analysis of project estimates utilizing benchmarking data, including unit rate analysis, unit costs for assets, facilities, buildings, etc.

  • Direct the distribution of inputs required for the preparation of the estimates, provide advice on project task and ensure receipt of the inputs as per established deadlines.

  • Conduct technical reviews and quality assurance of reports produced by others to ensure the deliverables are of billable quality before issuance to clients.

  • Provides direction, leadership, coaching, and mentoring to the team, including management of training and development needs to ensure workforce competency. Also ensures Altus policies are understood and consistently applied by the team.

  • Act as primary contact for all client communications on projects. Maintain ongoing client communication and resolve issues expeditiously.

  • Accountable for sourcing new clients/business and developing and building long term client relationships to grow revenues through repeat business and referrals.

  • Preparation of Fee Proposals in response to client requests / Request for Proposals (RFP’s) with an ongoing understanding of current market for Cost Planning services.

  • Ensure internal billing memos are accurate and issued on a timely basis to support preparation of Invoices to clients, including follow up with clients on overdue invoices.

Key Qualifications:

  • Post Secondary Technical Diploma; in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Building Sciences, Construction, Quantity Surveying or related fields.

  • Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) per CIQS, Construction Estimator Certified (CEC) per CIQS, or Member RICS (MRICS).

  • 10+ years of experience in Quantity Surveying, Estimating, construction, or project management or related field, and minimum 5 years of leadership experience in Construction Consulting or related field, with a multi-dimensional understanding of the project management consulting and advisory industry.

  • Extensive knowledge of the local construction industry (commercial, institutional, multi-family residential, sector projects), public and private owners, general contractors, sub-trades, contracts, Lien Acts, pricing, estimating methods of measurement, etc.

  • Full and deep understanding of Quantity Surveying / Cost Planning services

  • Proficient in using MS Office, CostX, Estate Master.

  • Self-motivated with a high degree of integrity, honesty and work ethics

  • Proven strategic thinking, analytical skills, and strong business acumen, with a focus on business development.


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, please contact us at or +1 888 692 7487.

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.