Senior Design & Cost Consultant @ Element5 - Toronto

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Leadership Opportunity

An opportunity to be the lead structural estimator in Element5’s mass timber engineering department.

Push the Envelope

You will be interacting with architects and engineers who share a passion for pushing the envelope in the construction industry.


You will be responsible for a variety of challenging estimation projects that are grounded in efficient and sustainable high-performance designs.

Senior Design & Cost Consultant @ Element5 - Toronto

Company: Element5

Position: Vice-President of Engineering

Location: Toronto, ON Canada

Element5 is a small and dedicated team of designers, project managers, craftspeople and installation experts. Element5 specializes in the design, fabrication and assembly of contemporary timber structures. They work with solid wood, the world's most flexible and renewable building resource. Their purpose is to create spaces that will help communities thrive as they live, learn and work. Their integrated customer-oriented approach ensures the delivery of high precision timber structures, tailored to fit your schedule and budget.

Skills & Experience

Career Experience Experienced and dynamic engineering estimator
Experience Mix Exposure to mass timber would be an asset, but your experience with the pre-construction process is more vital
Education A structural or civil engineering graduate that is either working towards or has acquired your professional designation
Sales Enablement Extremely comfortable understanding the nuances of the sales process and the bridging between pure sales and sales engineering
Accurate Costing With your engineering background, you are able to provide detailed and highly accurate costing analysis and quotations.
Leadership Leading the estimation team, you will draw on your experience having mentored and developed small teams previously and lead in a collaborative manner

Summary of Role

This is an opportunity to be the lead structural estimator in Element5’s mass timber engineering department. Your primary responsibility will be to produce highly accurate and detailed estimates for ICI and residential project proposals. The role is a combination of sales engineering, applied technical expertise, and the freedom to utilize your resourcefulness and ingenuity.

Part of Element5’s success is due to their internal multidisciplinary team dynamic, you will be a key member of this team that bridges the gap between sales and engineering throughout the process. On a daily basis, you will be focused on completing design and project quotations at the forefront of the mass timber industry. You will have the opportunity to move away from a purely consultancy based role into a more-hands on side of engineering. This role reports directly into the Vice-President of Engineering to ensure your continued development as a professional and affords you the opportunity to work closely with the elite leadership team in the firm. Ultimately, this role will be a lynchpin in the organization that contributes to the expanding project portfolio across North America..

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