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Turner & Townsend Senior Cost Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

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

We are seeking an experienced Senior Cost Manager to join our dynamic team. As a Senior Cost Manager, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing and managing all aspects of cost estimation and financial management for construction projects. Your expertise will ensure that projects are delivered within budgetary constraints while maintaining high standards of quality and efficiency.

  • Establish the cost management program and deliverables to be used on large scale capital projects.

  • Interface with project stakeholders as a trusted advisor to provide guidance and recommendations for the project.

  • Develop and maintain project cost reports including the evaluation of actual and forecasted costs against budgets and detailed analysis.

  • Perform accrual and forecast reports for senior leadership including detailed management reports and support of the MMR (Monthly Management Report).

  • In conjunction with the Cost Lead, coordinate earned value analysis, audits, invoice / pay application reviews.

  • Work closely with schedule and finance track lead to ensure alignment of earned value, schedule milestone delivery, and schedule/cost change impacts.

  • Coordinate the development of project cost estimates with Cost Lead across the various design stages.

  • Assist with the performance of value-engineering analysis.

  • Assist with review and development, issuance and evaluation of subcontract change orders as required for their project tracks.

  • Provide high level project updates to, and will work directly with, finance partners and senior project controls leadership.

  • Provide more detailed cost reporting daily or weekly updates, as required.

  • Work with other internal stakeholders (such as Engineering, Validation, Manufacturing, Facilities, Quality, etc.) to provide unified, cost-driven solutions, identify potential conflicts, and assist in the facilitation of making critical commercial decisions.

  • Collaborate with procurement teams to assist with on-boarding of vendors to ensure competitive pricing and adherence to budgetary guidelines.

  • Identify financial risks and uncertainty associated with projects and develop strategies to mitigate them effectively.

  • Lead and mentor junior cost managers and support staff, providing guidance on cost management best practices and fostering a collaborative team environment.

  • Implement quality assurance processes to ensure that cost estimates and financial management practices align with industry standards.


  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably Quantity Surveying, Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field).

  • 5+ years of project controls experience, including design and construction phases on large capital programs, with a track record of successfully managing costs throughout the project phases.

  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in cost estimation software and financial management tools.

  • Solid understanding of construction contracts, procurement processes and industry regulations.

  • Proven ability to lead others.

  • Direct experience working on teams within a complex matrix environment.

  • Experience within the construction industry is a must, candidates with additional life sciences experience strongly preferred.

  • Local candidates preferred, if not local, must be relocatable (relocation assistance provided).

  • Must possess exemplary communication skills - both oral and written.

Additional Information

*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.

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Turner & 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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