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Director Cost Manager / Quantity Surveyor – Semiconductor Sector

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’s Semiconductor - Manufacturing sector is growing, and we are seeking a strong leader to bolster our business development and further develop the Pacific North West Construction Cost Management Team.

The role presents a unique opportunity for the right leader to build from a strong foundation, taking operations to the next level of maturity. For this role, the successful candidate will have leadership responsibilities for the cost management discipline in the Semiconductor – Manufacturing industry, driving growth across the region and being the guardian of quality on existing projects/commissions.

The CM lead will work with senior leadership and delivery teams in The Pacific Northwest markets on exciting business opportunities.

The successful candidate will be an agile, emotionally intelligent leader with strong technical delivery skills. Has strong commercial sense. Has cross sector experience with an ability to work in multi-cultural environment. The successful candidate will be a cost management generalist, covering estimating, cost, scheduling, risk, change, performance measurement and reporting and should be able to articulate "what good looks like." They will have excellent communication skills and be a strong and respected influencer. They should operate at a senior level and be comfortable to presenting to large groups.

Key requirements of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as principle point of contact for all cost management matters and lead and develop the existing Turner & Townsend team.
  • Leads and motivates others to participate and contribute, provides necessary direction and inspires high performance.
  • Take on key account role(s), project execution assurance and maintain client relationships as required.
  • Deliver assurance services to projects - peer review, gateway review, maturity assessments, readiness reviews, progress and performance audits.
  • Periodically take on major program delivery set up roles and develop and lead the Turner & Townsend teams - achieve a successful "steady state" delivery and then manage transition and backfill.
  • Provide oversight and assurance to the Turner & Townsend major programs in the region;
  • Identify organizational needs, develop role specifications and build and execute recruitment plans and strategies.
  • Extensive experience in delivering cost management programs and projects.
  • Play a key role in the Real Estate cost management business development activities for the cost center and become a brand ambassador.
  • Drive the development and implementation of marketing and business development strategies.
  • Provide solutions to clients and work together with business development team member(s) on sales proposals, qualification packages and presentation materials.
  • Coordinate with project team leaders on project negotiations and execution.
  • Collaborate with the other business service leads, sector leads key client leads and cost center leads.
  • Provide oversight and assurance to the Turner & Townsend major programs in the region.
  • Delivers high quality of service products by understanding and utilizing Turner & Townsend systems, policy and procedure, managing time, planning and organizing to ensure excellence.
  • Demonstrates understanding of commercial business drivers and ensures that work and projects are carried out in alignment. Contributes to the development of business opportunities.
  • Demonstrable appetite for challenge, innovation and continued improvement in the cost management discipline.
  • Take responsibility for the financial performance of the cost management team and project profit.
  • Identify and understand the areas of opportunity and development.
  • Enable continued growth trajectory within the market.


  • Minimum 10+ years of relevant working experience in the cost management discipline.
  • Experience working within the North American markets and particularly within large metropolitan areas.
  • Experience in the Semiconductor Manufacturing sector and knowledge of local markets is preferred.
  • Degree holder in Quantity Surveying, or a related field (Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.)
  • Professional Qualification: RICS qualified (MRICS), AACEI, CMAA and/or PMP.
  • Must have proven experience in Business Development/Generation.
  • Proactive, quality driven, self-motivated and hands-on team-leader with the ability to multitask.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills essential, ability to communicate well with the team, clients and senior management.
  • Experience in leading teams of professionals with a strength in growing, mentoring and developing people.

Additional Information

The salary range for this full-time role is $190K-$230K per year. Ranges are determined by role and level and represent a good faith effort to provide a fair and equitable salary. This range is a reflection of base salary only, not of a total compensation package. Please note Turner & Townsend reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range, depending on candidate’s location, experience, and qualifications.

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