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Associate Director - Quantity Surveyor / Cost Manager

Turner & Townsend

Company Description

From the inception of a project through to completion and beyond, Turner & Townsend help to deliver the outcomes that matter through transformational programs covering the full spectrum of consultancy, project delivery and post-project operations.

With offices located globally, you're never far away from our services. Working from 113 offices in 46 countries, we make the difference to projects across the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors 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.

Job Description

Turner & Townsend is currently looking for an experienced Quantity Surveyor/Cost Manager to lead their Cost Management team. Working within our Real Estate Cost Management team, you will be supporting Developers, Manufacturers, Retail, Health and Tech clients.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, driven and able to work independently as well as part of a team. In this significant position you will be responsible for providing leadership and direction, embedding, and promoting the purpose, values, and vision of Turner & Townsend.


  • Onsite / in-office work is required.
  • Strong leadership skills; experience leading a Cost Management team, ensuring they deliver on all accountabilities.
  • Pivot between a delivery and management role.
  • Taking a lead role in interfacing with the client, stakeholders and other consultants, at all project stages.
  • Process improvement – Identifying and acting upon ways to improve internal systems and processes.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the market, acting as a brand ambassador and creating a pipeline of opportunity.
  • Take responsibility for developing new business opportunities with existing and new Turner & Townsend clients.
  • Attend relevant networking events and other promotional opportunities.
  • Support our existing key client relationships.
  • Lead proposals for new work.
  • Be responsible for the financial management of commissions.
  • Undertake Staff Performance reviews.
  • Set a clear strategy and ambition for the team.
  • Identify, coach and mentor talent to realize their potential and celebrate the success of others.
  • Grow and develop exceptional people.
  • Display excellence in leadership and service delivery.
  • Be a role model that drives a one business culture that achieves great outcomes by striking the right balance for our people, clients, stakeholders, and society.
  • Always acts with the highest integrity, caring for the safety and well-being of others.


  • SME in Quantity Surveying.
  • Experience in the construction industry with a good understanding of the role of a cost consultant.
  • Effectively able to pivot between a delivery and management role.
  • Graduate degree in quantity surveying, cost management, construction management, or engineering.
  • RICS or equivalent accredidation.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft suite of applications.
  • Strong analytical skills and, advanced proficiency using spreadsheets.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Drive to be proactive and self-motivated.
  • The tenacity and ambition to inject value and create solutions.
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with project teams.
  • Good organization skills, ability to multi-task, prioritize, and be a team player.

Additional Information

Turner & Townsend carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including but not limited to a candidate’s education, location, and experience. The salary range for this full-time role is $150K-$170K per year. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience.

*On-site presence and requirements may change depending on our client's needs.

Our inspired people share our vision and mission. We provide a great place to work, where each person has the opportunity and voice to affect change.

We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance.

Turner & Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Please find out more about us at www.turnerandtownsend.com/

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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