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Senior estimator

Minto Group

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted June 18, 2019.

Why join Minto?

We are an award winning, and fully integrated real estate company, offering new homes and condos, rentals, furnished suites, property and investment management.

Since our humble beginnings in 1955, weve built over 85,000 new homes, manage 8,800 rental units, and carry 2.5 million square feet of commercial space.

Our investment management portfolio spans $2.5 billion in assets.

With over 1,100 employees in Canada and the southern USA, we proudly build better places for people to live, work and play, one home and one relationship at a time, collectively embracing our values Accomplishment, Courage, Innovation, and Partnership in all that we do.

As we continue to evolve and grow, we are faced with an ever changing environment where there is ample opportunity to try something new.

We believe in hiring the best people who are as committed to creating incredible experiences for our customers as we are.

We pride ourselves on flexibility extending beyond a competitive total rewards package, to include a platform for career and professional development, a reward and recognition program, tuition and professional designation reimbursement, employee discounts on new homes and rentals, flexible summer hours, and so much more.

Join us to find out how you can be a part of it all! Purpose:The Cost & Value Engineering Analyst is responsible for adding value to Minto homes while reducing the overall cost.

This is accomplished through the review, analysis, and implementation of value engineering and the introduction of innovation for residential construction projects, as well as, completion of construction cost estimates, budgeting, tendering, and analysis. Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities: Reviews drawings and specifications and implements necessary changes and updates relating to process, costs, and trade partners.Provides input at the initial home design stage to help create a cost effective, high quality, energy efficient home.

Reviews and monitors costs estimates through the design and tender stage to ensure cost targets are achieved or beat.

Provides input or adjustments through this process as needed to achieve goals/targets.Continually investigates new products and technology through feasibility and engineering studies to help Minto be an industry leader in construction innovation.Plays a key role in the complete tender process from the preparation through to the awarding contracts, ensuring that trade partners are clear on Mintos expectations and goals.

Uses strong analytical skills to analyze tender results and make award recommendations.

Maintains a strong relationship with trade partners outside of regular tender process to ensure that efficiencies are continually achieved and value is added for our customers.Maintains and manages budgets in manner that drives continual improvement.

Other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, as requested by management. Technical Competencies: Education: Post-Secondary Education either a University Degree (Civil Engineering, Architectural or Engineering degree or related discipline) or a College Diploma (Construction Management, Civil Engineering Technologist or related discipline).Experience: A minimum of five to seven (5-7) years of relevant work experience in the Construction Industry as an Estimator or Analyst.

Specialized Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:Desire to drive continual improvement Passion for quality, energy efficiency, and sustainable buildingBe part of a team that always strives to be betterProficiency with Excel and WordKnowledge of On Screen Take Off or similar softwareAbility to read construction drawings and complete take-offsKnowledge and experience in residential construction Likes working as part of a team in a fun environment to achieve goalsLikes to be part of creating strategies to win and succeedEnjoys analyzing data to drive new recommendations and approaches to improve Minto is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment.

We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live, including those with disabilities.

Should you require accommodation or support in any aspect of our recruitment and selection process, we will work with you to meet your needs.