Cost Manager

at Cumming Group in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Cost Manager


Job ID: 2024-7259
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 Cost Manager to join our team in Chicago, IL. This is an excellent opportunity to take on a role where you will be exposed to numerous projects within a variety of sectors and continue to grow your career.


At Cumming Group, Cost Managers are the backbone of our organization. We depend on you to perform multi-faceted tasks within short time frames with the goal of exceeding client expectations. You will work closely with the Cost and Project Management teams to ensure all expectations are met. In this role, we groom you to take on larger leadership roles within the company. Expect to work on multiple, exciting project types. Below are some of the items you will be tasked with.

  • Develop budget estimates by performing accurate quantity takeoffs using plans and specifications, or conceptual information.
  • Review, interpret and accurately estimate the scope of assigned work as described in the project documents.
  • Apply unit costs and productivity rates, as provided by supervisor.
  • Solicit and collect subcontractor and vendor bids or quotations.
  • Develop and nurture subcontractor/vendor and client relationships.
  • Prepare subcontractor analysis sheets for assigned scope of work.
  • Evaluate changes and subcontractor change order estimates. Provide expertise in all phases of construction work.
  • Work and collaborate with team members throughout the country for specific project sector needs.
  • Speak and meet with clients providing outstanding consultative services.
  • ***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, and in person resulting in continued and new revenue generating services.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management/Engineering, Civil/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Qua


    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: 11903249

Posted On: May 16, 2024

Updated On: Jun 13, 2024

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