Senior Cost Manager

Location US-NY-New York
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/15/2018 11:30 AM)
Cost Management/Estimating


Working at Cumming Corporation is an opportunity to be involved in some of the world's most exciting and prestigious projects with one of the fastest growing firms in our industry. In the past 2 years alone, we've experienced 50% revenue growth and nearly doubled our headcount. We are highly ranked in ENR (top 25) and Building Design + Construction, made the Inc. 5000 list, and have been named by the San Diego Business Journal as a top place to work. We could go on, but the bottom line is that Cumming Corporation always succeeds and we're looking for amazing people who strive to do the same. 


We're currently looking for a Senior Cost Manager to join our Cost Management team, and will be based out of our New York City, NY office. This role will have you working with a portfolio of clients with the goal of growing revenue, providing exceptional value to clients by exceeding their expectations, and developing our internal team members to their full potential. In this highly visible role, you will have the opportunity of tremendous upside as our team continues it's exponential, global growth. 






Senior Cost Manager’s work closely with all levels of Team Members within the organization to perform cost management and consulting services for a portfolio of clients They partner with office and project sector leadership to align Cumming’s services to the needs of clients with the goal of providing industry leading consultation and revenue growth. 

Technical Deliverables:

  • Drive the company’s Cost Management process in order to get best in class results for all of our clients. This will include all types of advice from the inception through to the completion of the project.
  • Act as the primary client contact on all assigned projects.
  • Utilize expertise and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of creativity and ability to think outside established norms.
  • Act as a technical champion in all tools and process which the company adopts and chooses to implement into day to day activities.

Client Management / Business Development:

  • Support the Associate Director and/or Director in the management of new and existing clients.
  • Lead small to medium sized client accounts and surpass their expectations with the goal of continued and new revenue growth
  • Develop a network within the local market to help drive the business at a local level.
  • Work with Associate Directors/Directors to implement business development strategies
  • Represent the company at both formal and informal industry events which are deemed essential to the success of the business development strategy.
  • Identify and cease upon opportunities to cross sell the various service lines and geographies that exist within Cumming

Staff Management:

  • Take responsibility to manage assigned staff members. This includes both the daily management and long term growth of the individuals as well as mentorship of Cost Managers and Assistant Cost Managers as needed.
  • Provide clear and concise direction throughout the delivery of Cumming Cost Management services. This includes internal and external communications


  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management/Engineering, Civil/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, or Architecture. Quantity Surveying is highly preferred. A combination of education and work experience will also be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Those in this role typically have 5+ years of cost management experience.
  • Ability to interact extremely well with many different client types
  • Advanced skill level in Excel and intermediate knowledge of Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook. 


What we offer you:

  • Cumming will consider candidates nationally and provide relocation assistance.
  • A comprehensive compensation, bonus, and benefits package rivaling the best in our industry.
  • An opportunity to showcase your talents within an entrepreneurial culture that has achieved success at the highest levels.
  • You will be working with the best and brightest Team Members in the industry, bar none.


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About Us:
Cumming is an international project and cost consultancy. Since opening for business nearly two decades ago, Cumming has grown consistently and substantially. Today, we have over 400 team members and have completed projects in more than 25 countries around the world.

Cumming prides itself on delivering extraordinary and lasting results – the kind of tangible, sustainable results that many consultancies dismiss as impractical or even impossible. But we are different than most project consultancies, and the clients we work with think so, too. Why? Because we realize that overall project success is not attained through mere focus on the end result; it is attained through day-to-day discipline, cooperative ingenuity, and attention to detail. This is how money is saved, how schedules are met. This is what our reputation is based on.

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CUMMING is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified Team Members without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.



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