Senior Cost Manager

at NTT America Solutions, Inc. in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

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The Senior Cost Manager is responsible for creating financial controls necessary to lead and administer the complete construction cost control systems. This will include how the company track’s budgets, commitments, expenditures, and forecasts that will ultimately be used to demonstrate competitive project delivery and establish strong benchmarks. This position will support major data center construction projects across NTT GCDA.

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+ Develop control systems that will drive consistent, reliable, and accurate assessment of the financial position for all construction projects. This may include, but not limited to, early phase project budgeting, development of project cost program, cost report functionality, detailed forecasting methods, evaluation of cost changes, procedures for reviewing application for payments, and overall compliance to company financial requirements.

+ Produce Executive level/ Management level reports necessary to share accurate financial position.

+ Manage the cost coding system within the construction team and integrate within financial systems.

+ Develop and implement key performance indicators to demonstrate current state project performance and detect potential issues.

+ Partner closely with NTT GDCA design, engineering, and project management to plan the project and maintain control through the project life cycle.

+ Work closely with NTT GDCA suppliers to meet financial reporting requirements (commits, spends, and forecasts).

+ Develop program of internal and external benchmarks to enable project decision making.

+ Proactively manage budgets and potential impact to budgets. Includes development of budgets pre-design and maintaining those budgets through the project life cycle.

+ Identify project risks and opportunities and the potential financial impact that should be forecasted.

+ Manage project cost reports according to company requirements and provide regular updates on financial positions.

+ Manage detailed forecasting process and analyze data to support cash flow forecasting.

+ Evaluate supplier invoices and ensure proper payment methods are carried out on the project.

+ Expert at managing complex and detailed spreadsheets to analyze data, identify trends, and enable decision making.

+ Ensure disciplined change management is implemented across the project. Will require cost analysis and potential auditing when variances arise.


+ Must possess a clear understanding of the full construction life cycle.

+ Proven capability to manage cost control systems on complex projects from pre-design through closeout.

+ Strong analytical, problem-solving skills beyond estimating practice.

+ Capability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.

+ Ability to clearly set and lead meetings to develop strong project control systems.

+ Ability to be highly confidential.

+ Proficient with computers to include the utilization of Microsoft Office programs with very strong capabilities in Excel.

+ Ability to work in a team environment.

+ Manages stress and/or fast pace effectively.

+ Excellent analytical, creative thinking, written and verbal communication skills.


What will make you a good fit for the role?


+ Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Construction Management, or related field or equivalent education and/or relevant experience.

+ 10 years’ experience with construction cost management responsibilities that may include preconstruction planning, cost management strategies, cost coding structures, commits/spends/forecast processes, reviewing contractor’s cost proposals for major engineering and construction projects.

+ Experience with Construction Cost Accounting Software.

+ High School Diploma or GED required.


+ Primarily sitting with some walking, standing, and bending.

+ Able to hear and speak into a telephone.

+ Close visual work on a computer terminal.

+ Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate any required computer keyboard, mouse, and other technical instruments.

+ Able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.


+ Extensive daily usage of workstation or computer.

+ This role is expected to be remote with an occasional need to be on-site in a shared space .


+ Ability to travel up to 25%.

+ Must possess a current, valid state-issued driver’s license.

This is a remote position that requires reliable internet connection and electricity. A monthly stipend is provided to cover expenses associated with working remotely and use of a personal mobile device, if applicable.

NTT Global Data Centers Americas, Inc. offers competitive compensation based on experience, education, and location. Base salary for this position is

$135,500 – $193,500.

All regular full-time employees are eligible for an annual bonus; payout is dependent upon individual and company performance.

Employees receive paid time-off, medical, dental, and vision benefits, life and supplemental insurance, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending account, and 401k retirement plan to create a rich Total Rewards package.

Is innovation part of your DNA? Do you want to enable a connected future for people, organizations, and society?

Join our growing global NTT family and you’ll be part of the world’s largest ICT company (by revenue). We’ve combined the capabilities of 28 remarkable companies to become one, leading technology services provider. Together, we help our people, clients, and communities do great things with technology to create a more secure and connected future.

We employ 40,000 people across 57 countries. By bringing together the world’s best technology companies and emerging innovators, we work together to deliver sustainable outcomes to businesses and the world. Innovation is part of our DNA. We believe it’s key to what makes us different. So, we strive to move forward, challenge the status quo, and drive excellence through the technologies we integrate and the services we deliver around the world. The result is connected cities, connected factories, connected healthcare, connected agriculture, connected conservation, connected mobility, and connected sport. Together we enable the connected future.

You’ll be joining a global employer that is committed to attracting, growing and keeping the best talent. A place where you will be at the heart of our success!

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Job Posting: JC243827966

Posted On: Jul 15, 2023

Updated On: Dec 06, 2023

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