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DATE ADDED: Wed 17/10/2018

Cost Manager / Quantity Surveyor

Sunnyvale, USA


Job Description

Turner & Townsend seeks an experiencedconstruction Cost Manager / Quantity Surveyor to provide project critical estimates and cost consulting work on projects varying from Corporate Interiors & Tenant Improvement to building ground-up for our expanding tech client in the San Francisco bay area.


Key Elements:

  • Focus will be early estimating and negotiating change orders
  • Review and participate with the design services team and general contractor, in the development of the cost estimates.
  • Reconcile changes that occur over the planning phase and assist the general contractor to ensure that their data is accurate.
  • Communicate or meet with general contractor and owner project manager to gather status information to prepare a cost estimate update.
  • Prepare written comments to the general contractor's submissions, including the executive summary.
  • Coordinate all sources of cost information for cost discussions and suppliers direct from NPA, subs, quantities from A/Es,.
  • Inform and drive engineering priorities based on cost impact.
  • Provide estimate and cost planning to include producing and presenting the final cost plan.
  • Work proactively with minimal supervision to resolve scheduling issues.
  • Manage cost checks and carry out valuations on larger projects. Complete timely, accurate cost checking and valuation processes.
  • Participate effectively with post contract cost variances and the change control processes.
  • Manage Cost impact / contingency management and commitment tracking logs.
  • Prepare funding data presentations and coordinate VE sessions with stakeholders.



  • The ideal candidate will have 6+ years' construction field experience and the ability to be highly effective in a client facing role.
  • College degree in Quantity Surveyor, Engineering, Construction Management with a technical Focus or related technical field.
  • TI and corporate project experience valued at $35M - $75M.
  • Experience working on mission critical projects as a Cost Management Consultant (preferred) in construction, high tech, manufacturing, life sciences or healthcare sectors.
  • Experience working in the US required, California Bay Area preferred.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates excellent presentation, verbal, written, and communication skills.
  • Solid technical experience in all cost management areas; planning, estimating, pre-contract post contract and final account.
  • Ability to estimate at conceptual, programming and detailed level.
  • Understands cost (material prices, labor, productivities) as well as commit profiles, cashflow, LLE dates, and overall project cost.
  • Experience with advising clients on value management, value engineering, and life cycle costing.
  • Experience with key aspects of business development.
  • Good organization skills, ability to multi-task, and be a team player.
  • Proficient with collaborative, cloud-based software including Costx or other related computer software.
  • Experience working in the US required, California Bay Area preferred.

Company Description
At Turner & Townsend we're passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society.

Every day we help our major global clients deliver ambitious and highly technical projects, in over 130 countries worldwide.

Our team is dynamic, innovative and client-focused, supported by an inclusive and fun company culture. Our clients value our proactive approach, depth of expertise, integrity and the quality we deliver. As a result our people get to enjoy working on some of the most exciting projects in the world.

Role: Cost Manager / Quantity Surveyor
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Location: Sunnyvale,

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