Senior Cost Manager

Location US-CA-Aliso Viejo
Posted Date 6 days ago(2/12/2018 5:00 PM)
Cost Management/Estimating


At Cumming Corporation, 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 America. With over 25 offices globally, an extremely diverse project portfolio, and double digit year to year revenue growth, the opportunities to make your mark are endless!


In this role, you will be a member of our highly reputable Cost Management & 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/Post Contract Auditing, Change Order Review/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.


In this role, you will be based in our Aliso Viejo office. You will have a chance to work with our skilled estimating team to develop new clients and build relationshipsThis is an excellent opportunity to take your estimating / cost management career to the next level.  Come join our team!


At Cumming, 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’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.

  • Develop budget estimates by performing accurate quantity take offs using plans and specifications, or conceptual information.
  • Review, interpret and accurately estimate the scope of assigned work as described in the project documents.
  • Ability to develop pricing and unit rates from first principles including understanding and ability to utilize productivity rates in calculation of labor rates.
  • 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.
  • Manage and lead a number of client accounts providing outstanding consultative services.
  • ***Career advancement at Cumming Corporation 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, Quantity Surveying, or Architecture is highly preferred. A combination of education and work experience will also be considered in lieu of degree.
  • 5-10 years of experience in Estimating and Cost Management is required.
  • Ability to interact extremely well with many different client types.
  • Advanced skill in Excel and intermediate knowledge of Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of On Screen Takeoff.


What we offer you:

  • Cumming will consider candidates nationally and provide relocation assistance.
  • A comprehensive compensation, bonus, and benefits package rivaling the best in the industry.
  • An opportunity to showcase your talents within an entrepreneurial culture that has achieved success as the highest levels.
  • An opportunity to work with fortune 100 firms and industry leaders, as well as the best and brightest team members in the industry.


Have more questions? Chat with a Recruiter on our careers website! It takes 5 minutes to apply to this job and we will provide feedback within 5 days.  





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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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