• Senior Cost Manager | Senior Estimator

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    Cost Management/Estimating
  • Overview

    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!


    We are currently looking for a Senior Cost Manager / Senior Estimator to add to our team in our newest office in Chicago. This is an excellent opportunity to make an impact on our growth and client base in the Chicago area.  This is a very client facing role where you will work closely with clients to continue to develop existing relationships and build new relationships. You will be working closely with our Regional Director for the East Coast and have the opportunity to team with him to continue to build our presence in the Mid-West.


    At Cumming, Senior Cost Manager’s / Senior Estimator'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.
    • ***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.
    • 3+ years' experience in estimating.
    • Experience in conceptual estimating is preferred.
    • Knowledge of On Screen Takeoff is preferred.
    • Strong communication skills are required.


    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.  





    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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