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Senior Cost Manager / Quantity Surveyor – Construction Management

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 Seattle, Washington team are seeking an ambitious Senior Cost Manager and/or Quantity Surveyor. 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.
  • Holistic ownership of monthly cost reports for presentation to the client.
  • Coordinate cost information to inform the client when making cost related decisions.
  • Coordinate with the architect and GC to develop cost estimates for additional scopes of work requested by the client.
  • Review, quantification and negotiation of change orders with the General Contractor throughout the construction lifecycle.
  • Preparation and ownership of cash flow forecasting.
  • Review and validate monthly pay applications from the General Contractor.
  • Review invoicing from design consultants and Client vendors.
  • Prepare Purchase Requisitions for client approval.
  • Provide input into value engineering exercises.
  • Manage Cost impact / contingency management and commitment tracking logs.
  • Ensure that final accounts are negotiated and agreed in a timely manner.
  • Compiling as built cost estimate records for benchmarking purposes.


  • 3 or more years’ experience in the construction industry with a good understanding of the role of a cost consultant.
  • College degree in Construction Management, Engineering or a related field is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft suite of applications.
  • Advanced skills with spreadsheets, charts, and presentations.
  • 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.
  • Experience with client specific systems.
  • Good organization skills, ability to multi-task, prioritize, and be a team player.
  • Passion and enthusiasm for construction and numbers!
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency using spreadsheets.
  • Experience using estimating software, e.g. on screen take off, Revit is preferred.
  • RICS accredited or working towards accreditation is valuable, but not required.

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 $135K-$155K 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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