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Turner & Townsend Senior Cost Manager - Data Center Construction (Anticipated Opening) in Phoenix, Arizona

Company Description

From the inception of a project through to completion and beyond, Turner & Townsend help to deliver the outcomes that matter through transformational programs covering the full spectrum of consultancy, project delivery and post-project operations.

With offices located globally, you're never far away from our services. Working from 113 offices in 46 countries, we make the difference to projects across the real estate, infrastructure, and natural resources sectors worldwide.

Our team is dynamic, innovative, and client-focused, supported by an inclusive and fun company culture. Our clients value our proactive approach, depth of expertise, integrity, and the quality we deliver. As a result, our people get to enjoy working on some of the most exciting projects in the world.

Job Description

Turner & Townsend are seeking a Senior Cost Manager to work on large-scale construction projects. The Senior Cost Manager will be responsible for providing cost management services for one of our high-profile clients.

The Senior Cost Manager will report to the Commission Lead.


  • Desk review of monthly application for payment on an actual cost-plus basis. Verify all costs applied for are allowable per contract and supported by adequate substantiation / back-up prior to submission into client payment systems for pre-approval.

  • Utilize client payment systems to review and approve selected contractor invoices.

  • Provide monthly updates to the portfolio dashboard on project data.

  • Carry out change management support by evaluating and recommending approval, and/or rejection of cost of proposed change and tracking of change orders.

  • Support the evaluation of contractor claims and provide recommendation to Senior Cost manager.

  • Verify all project closeout documentation required, per contract, has been received and is acceptable for the client.

  • Provide commercial recommendations relating to partial and full retention release, in accordance with contract requirements.


  • The candidate should have 8 years of relevant cost management experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Construction Engineering, Architecture, Civil Engineering, or a related construction degree; or equivalent years of transferable field experience.

  • A thorough knowledge of Cost Management methods and best practices.

  • A thorough knowledge of forecasting, budgeting, planning, design, schedule and scope management.

  • Have the technical skills to read, understand, and communicate contract requirements including construction drawings and specifications and interpret construction methods.

  • Technology competent in using the following Software: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint.

  • A professional qualification i.e., RICS / AACE or similar certification is preferrable.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, comfortable working with a diverse range of personalities across clients and partner organizations.

  • Ability to engage and manage multiple stakeholders.

  • Strong analytical and numerical skills and flexibility to rapidly understand complex problems and shape these into workable solutions for delivery.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to develop concise and effective written presentations and participate effectively in meetings with senior client representatives.

Additional Information

On-site presence and requirements may change depending on our client's needs

Our inspired people share our vision and mission. We provide a great place to work, where each person has the opportunity and voice to affect change.

We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance.

Turner & Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Please find out more about us at www.turnerandtownsend.com/ and https://www.heery.com/

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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