Senior Cost Manager

at Cumming Group in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Senior Cost Manager


Job ID: 2024-7134
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Cost Management/Estimating


At Cumming Group, you will work on some of the world's most exciting projects in a dynamic environment where your success is measured by the impact you make. We are one of the fastest-growing project and cost management consultancies in the United States, as reflected in our top 20 ranking in ENR. With over 50 offices globally, an extremely diverse project portfolio, and double-digit year-over-year revenue growth, the opportunities to make your mark are limitless!

In this role, you will be a member of our highly reputable cost management and estimating team. The cost team delivers solutions to clients in the areas of conceptual estimating, budget development, cost planning, feasibility studies, value management, economic forecasting, milestone reports, pre- and post-contract auditing, change order review and reconciliation, BIM 5D cost modeling, LEED cost analysis, life cycle costing, and more. We encourage you to research us to learn more about our outstanding reputation within this service line.

We are currently looking for a Senior Cost Manager to join our team in the Chicago, IL office. This is an excellent opportunity to take on a role where you will be exposed to numerous projects and have the opportunity to support both pre and post contract work. If you're looking for an opportunity to grow your career, come join our team!


At Cumming Group, Senior Cost Manager’s work closely with all levels of team members within the organization to perform cost management and estimating consulting services for Architects, Engineers, and Developers / Owners. They partner with office and project sector leadership to align Cumming Group’s services to the needs of clients with the goal of providing industry leading consultation and revenue growth. Our goal is that you achieve immense success and graduate to the level of “Director” where you will oversee a project sector, client base, and/or geographic region. Below are some of the items you will take on.

  • Prepare accurate and detailed construction cost and project cost estimates from conceptual design through final construction document level design.
  • Research prices on material and labor using published documents, local conditions, market studies, etc.
  • Partner with management team in developing new customers and growing existing customer base.
  • Develop and nurture subcontractor/vendor and client relationships.
  • Assist in development of junior to mid-level team members.
  • Provide value engineering services, set up work breakdown structure, and prepare task orders.
  • Review, estimate, and reconcile change orders, often with Contractors or a peer review Estimator.
  • Prepare detailed bid analysis and review.
  • Depending on need and ability, may be tasked with overseeing a specific base of clients.
  • ***Career advancement at Cumming Group will be determined by your ability to provide high-level technical expertise as well your talent for interacting well with clients on the phone, via email


    Cumming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicants for employment based on their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, uniformed service member status, or any other status protected by law.
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Job Posting: 11811741

Posted On: Apr 30, 2024

Updated On: May 06, 2024

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