Senior Cost Manager - Construction at Turner & Townsend

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Description:

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 112 offices in 46 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.


Turner & Townsend are currently looking for an ambitious Cost Manager. Working within our Real Estate Cost Management team, you will be supporting Developers, Manufacturers, Retail, Health and Tech clients. You will be self-motivated and driven by the goal of establishing Turner & Townsend as the preeminent Cost Consultancy in the Pacific Northwest. In this significant position you will be responsible for providing leadership and direction, embedding, and promoting the purpose, values, and vision of Turner & Townsend.

As a Cost Manager, you will -

  • Take responsibility for end-to-end service delivery.

  • Act as the key, day to day client interface, ensuring that client objectives are met through the delivery of a value-added cost management service.

  • 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.

  • Support our existing key client relationships.

  • Lead proposals for new work.

  • Lead a cost management team, ensuring that they deliver to the highest quality for the benefit of our clients.

  • Be responsible for the financial management of commissions.

  • 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.


  • A minimum of 8 years' experience working in a construction cost management role.

  • Extensive experience of working for a cost management Consultancy.

  • Graduate degree in quantity surveying, cost management, construction management, or engineering.

  • RICS or equivalent accredited.

  • Experience of leading cost management deliverables on large construction projects of high complexity.

  • Good knowledge of construction industry technical matters, contract law, innovation, procurement routes, value management and value engineering.

Additional Information

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 & Townsend does not accept any speculative or unsolicited CV's that have been sent to our internal recruitment team or hiring managers from agencies outside of our preferred supplier list or that have not followed due process. Any speculative or unsolicited CV's will be treated as a direct application.

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

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