Senior Cost Manager

at Turner & Townsend in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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 over 110 offices worldwide.

Job Description

ob Description

+ 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)

+ Coordinate earned value analysis, audits, invoice / pay application reviews

+ Work with construction superintendent to track installed quantities from each discipline and compare to baseline plan so that proper forecast can be achieved

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

+ 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.


+ Bachelor’s degree (preferably Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field)

+ 5+ years of project cost controls experience on large capital programs

+ 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

Turner & Townsend is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters ( If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan, please email . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 713-457-9400 or . This telephone line and email address is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a response

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Job Posting: JC247374280

Posted On: Sep 08, 2023

Updated On: Nov 02, 2023

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