• Associate Director | Cost Management

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 4 months ago(10/2/2018 7:38 PM)
    Cost Management/Estimating
  • Overview

    Lehrer Cumming is a hands-on owner advisory firm that offers strategic guidance — including project management and other related services — to owners, developers, and institutions in and around New York City, New Jersey, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Florida. Lehrer Cumming offers an environment that fosters creativity and problem-solving, and rewards team members for exceptional client service, collaboration, and a focus on continuous improvement and results. At Lehrer Cumming, we see ourselves as leading industry consultants with a reputation for extraordinary professionalism and expertise.


    Our team members are offered roles on some of the most interesting and challenging projects in the eastern U.S., and although our expectations are high, our team members are well compensated for their contributions. As part of the larger Cumming Corporation organization, Lehrer Cumming team members are also encouraged to take advantage of opportunities throughout the broader company as they look to grow personally and professionally.


    We are looking for an Associate Director of Cost Management to join our growing team. You will be based in our Boston, MA office. This is a key leadership opportunity where you will be empowered to help build our team and continue to grow existing and new clients in the Boston area. 


    Client Management

    • Lead existing client accounts and surpass their expectations with the goal of continued and new revenue growth.
    • Implement the Cumming client management and review procedures.

    Business Development

    • Partner with management team in developing new customers and growing existing customer base.
    • Assist in the development and implementation of business development strategies.
    • Develop and nurture subcontractor/vendor and client relationships.
    • Team with local and national leadership in business development endeavors. 
    • 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 Senior Cost Managers as needed.
    • Provide clear and concise direction to the staff members whom you are assigned.
    • The Associate Director will manage, review and evaluate the team members who they are assigned at periodic times throughout the calendar year.

    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.
    • Utilize expertise and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
    • Demonstrate a high degree of creativity and ability to think outside established norms.
    • Perform billable Cost Management / Estimating / Quantity Surveying duties as needed in this “seller/doer” role.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management/Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Civil/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or Architecture is highly preferred. A combination of education and work experience will also be considered in lieu of degree.
    • 7+ years' of estimating / 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.


    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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