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Construction and Development Coordinator (RFA Developments) Toronto, ON

RFA Developments

Company Profile

RFA Developments was founded in 2016 as a stand-alone construction and development company providing construction and development services to RFA Capital and to 3rd Party owners, investors and property managers.

Position Title

Construction and Development Coordinator

Work Location

Toronto, ON

Overview / Job Summary

Exciting opportunity to work on new development, construction, value add and renovation projects in a mix of asset classes. Be a part of a growing real estate and development team that values entrepreneurial vision and professional excellence. Work in a collaborative environment with other like-minded professionals.

Roles and Responsibilities

Project Management:

Assist construction and development teams with all facets of project management including but not limited to:

  • Project delivery from concept to occupancy
  • Attend construction site meetings and take minute meetings
  • Prepare project schedules – MS project
  • Assist with project budgeting and procurement
  • Contract review and negotiation with contractors, supplier and consultants
  • Construction Insurance and Bonding
  • Prepare and issue contracts and sub contracts
  • Project cost control
  • Quality control
  • Change Management – CCN, CO, Review, negotiating, tracking
  • Monthly cost monitoring
  • Payment certification
  • Contract close out


Works directly with project consultants to facilitate project delivery. Includes:

  • Project scope definition
  • Procurement of services
  • Preparation and negotiation of consultant agreements
  • Coordination of consultant meetings
  • Contract administration
  • Progress draws and payment reviews


Involved in all project and on-going business administration as follows:

  • Construction project administration
  • Contract documentation management
  • Attend owner/consultant/contractor meetings
  • Manage team meeting agenda, scheduling, and meeting minutes
  • Liaise and collaborate with RFA Developments and RFA Capital Directors, Partners, associates

Clients / Investors:

Interfaces directly with clients and investor groups to execute on project deliverables:

  • Communications management planning
  • Stakeholder requirements
  • Monthly reporting – financial and project updates


Development and construction estimating including:

  • Leverage construction cost indexes and market data to facilitate budget and feasibility analysis
  • Review cost estimates and accuracy

Skills and Competencies

Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to clearly communicate Understanding of various project delivery models – Construction management, design-bid-build, stipulated price. Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines Strategic thinker Analytical Problem solver.

Education and Experience

Degree in Project Management, Architectural Technology, Construction Management, Engineering or Business Administration Recent Graduate – entry level position Complementary Information.

How to Apply for This Position

Submit cover letter and resume via email to:

Release Date: 2018-01-23

Estimators (Marshall & Murray Incorporated) London, Toronto, Ottawa, ON

Marshall & Murray

Company Profile

Established in 1982, Marshall & Murray has grown to be a leading force in the Canadian and North American Cost Consulting and Quantity Surveying industry. Based on our history of successfully completed projects and with our team of specially trained staff, we are in a unique situation to provide our clients personalized service, lead by our Senior Team Leaders, who apply a ‘hands on’ approach to each project to ensure that we assist our clients at every stage of the project from inception, through implementation and up to successful project completion.

Position Title

Senior and Intermediate Estimators - M/E and A/S

Work Location

London, Toronto, Ottawa

Overview / Job Summary

Marshall & Murray are currently seeking Mechanical/Electrical Estimators and Architectural/Structural Estimators for their London, Toronto and Ottawa offices. The successful candidates will be motivated, personable, and computer literate. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Roles and Responsibilities

The position responsibilities include quantity take-offs and pricing exercises for the respective disciplines across a diverse mix and size of projects. Some supervision of junior staff may be required.

Skills and Competencies

The candidates will need to have excellent computer skills, specifically Microsoft Excel and Word. Additional competencies with estimating software are valuable.

Education and Experience

Candidates must have graduated from a related post secondary program or have obtained relevant trade experience and must have obtained a minimum of two years relevant estimating experience. The successful candidates will be interested in pursuing further qualifications.

Complementary Information

Please visit our website at to learn more about Marshall & Murray.

How to Apply

Please email a letter of interest and resume to, to the attention of John Fleming. Applicants will be notified if an interview has been awarded. Marshall & Murray reserve the right to test both mathematical and literacy skills during the interview process.

Release Date: 2017-12-07

Intermediate/Senior Estimator (Empire Communities) Vaughan, ON

Empire Communities

Company Profile

We opened our doors in 1993. We create inspiring new places to live by being pioneers in our industry, by giving you more and by caring for the world around us. For over 20 years we’ve built communities that make everyday life richer and more sustainable with enviable designs where smart space planning and innovation meet.We’ve built more than 10,000 beautiful new homes and high-rise condos across Southwestern Ontario and the GTA . And we have more than 20,000 new planned homes on the way.

Position Title

Intermediate/Senior Estimator

Work Location

125 Villarboit Crescent, Vaughan, ON L4K 4K2


Supports Project Management and Construction team for estimating procedures and coordination of project initiatives for the High-Rise Division.

Roles and Responsibilities

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare pre-feasibility study estimates and definitive release estimates
  • Prepare cost estimate reviews and reports with high level of accuracy
  • Prepare accurate reports of cost comparisons for different materials and cost trends
  • Maintain estimating software database, models and assemblies
  • Read and interpret blueprints, specifications and scope documents to prepare, analyze and maintain thorough take- offs with accurate quantities for all phases of high rise residential construction
  • Assists project manager with tendering and contract awards for large projects
  • Calculates pricing and estimates using an automated estimating system.
  • Input take-offs into Newstar software
  • On-site field visits to validate take-offs
  • Prepare quantity take-offs of different trades (Excavation, formwork, concrete, structural, mechanical, electrical etc)
  • Interact directly with vendors and trade partners during bid process
  • Interact directly with site superintendents and trade partners on current conditions and on all change orders
  • Value-engineering, assist in identifying cost-saving construction techniques and alternative materials to reduce costs and provide additional value
  • Work with appropriate trade partners to estimate standard selections and available selection choices (upgrade options).
  • Assist in the preparation of Purchase Orders for construction within Newstar software
  • Documentation management of materials and associated trade costs and purchaser pricing
  • Develop and document standard operating procedures and internal control procedures
  • Suggest and make recommendations for process improvement

Skills and Competencies

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook Express, Newstar REMS
  • Proven skills in quality take-offs and high rise construction cost estimating techniques
  • Strong conceptual, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Exposure to AutoCAD and estimating software
  • High Rise Construction knowledge is preferred or commercial construction knowledge
  • Excellent knowledge in Structural, Mechanical, Electrical for high rise construction
  • Sound knowledge of the Ontario Building Code, Construction Lien Act, Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Regulations for Construction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A high degree of accuracy in numerical calculations and estimates
  • Good planning, documentation and time management skills
  • Must be able to prepare material take-offs from drawings (all disciplines)
  • Some travel may be required

Education and Experience

  • University/college degree in Engineering Technology or Construction Management
  • 10 years of high rise construction industry experience
  • Excellent software skills
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent oral/written skills
  • Team Player

Complementary Information

Must have a good understanding of elemental estimating.

How to Apply

Please send resumes directly to:

Release Date: 2017-12-21

Quantity Surveyor - Site-C (BC Hydro) Fort St. John, BC

BC Hydro

Company Profile

We’re BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.

Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.

We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We’ve been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row. It's our vision to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.

Site C will be a third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River in northeast B.C and offers the opportunity to be part of one of the largest infrastructure projects in Canada. It is part of BC Hydro's overall program to invest in and renew the province's electricity system. Construction on the project began in summer 2015. When completed, Site C will provide British Columbians with clean, renewable and cost-effective electricity for more than 100 years. To learn more about the project, please visit

Position Title

Quantity Surveyor - Site-C (Fort St. John)

Work Location

Fort St John, BC



Reporting to the Site Project Controls Lead, Site-C, the Quantity Surveyor will support the Site-C project by providing expert knowledge of construction progress and performance measurement by ensuring sub projects and associated contracts are managed efficiently. The successful candidate will have expert knowledge of the heavy construction industry, including experience establishing rules of credit, measuring physical progress versus plan and verification and validation of quantities on mega projects in the Utilities sector.

In addition, the individual will provide advice and guidance on all aspects of the construction process with a strong emphasis on identifying and managing risks and opportunities. This position will work closely with various groups within the overall Site-C project such as Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, Project Controls, Contracts, and Finance. The successful candidate will be a subject matter expert in Quantity Surveying, Estimating or Construction Management, with a proven track record of working on large scale, complex projects associated with the construction of heavy civil, mechanical and electrical mega projects.

Roles and Responsibilities

Key Accountabilities:

  • Performs site physical progress measurement, including verification and validation of contractor quantities
  • Prepares and submits interim valuations
  • Manages and valuates variations and change orders
  • Identifies potential risks and evaluates option for control
  • Completes internal and external reporting throughout the lifecycle of the project
  • Works closely with field staff and contractors on a daily basis
  • Implements the Site-C Progress and Performance Measurement Plan
  • Streamlines progress measurement process on site
  • Develops a centralized quantity tracking database by sub project
  • Creates quality metadata in the database to meet different query requirements
  • Establishes Rules of Credit for each sub component
  • Develops progress reporting syste

Skills and Competencies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Expert knowledge on construction costs and contracts within the Utilities sector
  • Strong business and market acumen related to the construction industry
  • Strong understanding of civil, electrical and mechanical fields
  • Excellent (strong) leadership with experience, teamwork, technical writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • High level of independence
  • Exceptional communication, facilitation, negotiation, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish a high level of rapport and communicate effectively with people in a variety of roles, e.g. technical staff, trades people, and contractors
  • Ability to inspire trust in difficult situations by instilling confidence and engaging people on matters that affect them
  • Ability to lead and operate within an environment of ambiguity, where change happens frequently
  • Strong collaboration skills and an established network across the industry and company

Education and Experience


  • Degree in Engineering such as Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or eligible for registration with Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC)
  • Degree in Construction Management or Business Administration may also be considered
  • PQS (Professional Quantity Surveyor) designation is preferred or the willingness and ability to obtain same
  • Active member of CIQS (Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveying) or AACE (Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering
  • Working knowledge of practical aspects of civil, mechanical and electrical disciplines
  • Minimum of ten (10) years progressive experience in large capital project management, including hands-on involvement in major infrastructure projects, ideally in a Quantity Surveying, Estimating or Construction Management role
  • Excellent working knowledge of Database Management
  • Conversant with the planning, and design of equipment/material procurement and construction processes required to deliver major capital projects

Complementary Information

Additional Information:

  • This role is based in Fort St. John and is not a rotational role.
  • This location is eligible for a Remote Incentive of 12%. Remote Incentives are paid bi-weekly to Full-Time Regular employees working in eligible remote locations.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Prior field project management or construction experience.
  • Previous experience with Earned Value Management would be an asset.
  • Knowledge in the use and implementation of project management systems such as Primavera P6, SAP, Unifier, Passport or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative Risk Analysis using Primavera Risk Analysis, Acumen Fuse, Crystal Ball or equivalent.
  • A valid class 5 driver's license in good standing.

**Please be advised that this role has been assessed as safety sensitive and pre-qualification alcohol and drug testing will be required as a pre-condition to employment.**

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Our values guide our work. Want to join us?

We are safe.
We are here for our customers.
We are one team.
We act with integrity.
We respect our province.
We are forward thinking.

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply for This Position

Don't forget to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and copies of your certifications. If applicable, include your Trades Qualification. This will ensure we have all the necessary information to assess your application without any delays. Click on the Apply button in order to complete the steps to apply for this job. Interested candidates should submit their applications online at by March 7, 2018.

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Release Date: 2018-02-23