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Turner & Townsend Cost Manager - Real Estate - Santiago in Santiago, Chile

Company Description

At Turner & Townsend we’re passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society.

Every day we help our major global clients deliver ambitious and highly technical projects, in over 110 offices worldwide.

Job Description

  • Estimating and cost planning to include producing and presenting the final cost plan

  • Tendering and procuring, including managing the pre-qualification stage, producing the tender list, putting the preliminaries together, tender analysis, producing the tender report and compiling the contractual documents

  • Dealing effectively with post contract cost variances and the change control processes, where applicable referring major changes to line manager

  • Taking personal responsibility for making cost checks and carrying out valuations on larger projects and in all cases ensuring that timely and accurate cost checking and valuation takes place

  • Producing monthly post contract cost reports and presenting them to the client

  • Inputting into value engineering

  • Negotiating and agreeing final accounts

  • Interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages

  • Where appropriate, leading a cost management team, ensuring that they deliver on all the above accountabilities

  • Marketing and business development, to include:

  • Identifying opportunities to develop new business with existing clients and reporting such opportunities to the appropriate line manager and by making effective use of the marketing database

  • Assisting in the production of bid documentation

  • Identifying ways in which cost management procedures, templates and products can be improved and referring ideas to the appropriate line manager Internal management accountabilities, to include:

  • Knowledge management – Ensuring that key information and learning generated from each commission is input into the Turner & Townsend internal database

  • Financial management – Utilizing FMS to keep track of the ongoing margin levels

  • Process improvement – Identifying ways in which internal systems and processes can be improved and referring ideas to the appropriate line manager REPORTING

  • Depending upon context, a Cost Manager is likely to report to a Senior Cost Manager, Area Manager or Associate Director.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare estimations according to all design phases.

  • Monitor, control and prepare Valuations

  • Participate to value engineering sessions

  • Prepare and analyse change orders

  • Develop the primary project budget

  • Develop progress measurement criteria with vendors

  • Collect cost market data

  • Support quotation process responding to the questions of services/materials proponents

  • Produce cash flow forecasts for internal and client purposes

  • Quantify materials and labour for all phases of a project.

  • Prepare Cost benefit analysis

  • Review project budget after design packages issuance by the technical team

  • Collaborate with the creation of the recommendation report

  • Participate in the weekly project and departmental meetings

  • Issue weekly progress reports on project costs including forecasting reimbursable expenses


  • Degree-qualified or equivalent in Quantity Surveyor, Engineering, Architecture.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in similar roles.

  • Working towards RICS membership or recently chartered

  • Conversant in all aspects of quantity surveying

  • Experience in utilizing software systems e.g., Cost X, CATO, BIM (Building Information Modelling) Measure

  • Experience in utilizing Excel advanced level

  • Experience in utilizing AutoCAD.

  • Fluent in English

  • Fluent in Spanish

  • Experience working on larger projects of £10m value or over (or equivalent)

  • Experience working on new build and fit-out projects

  • Excellent communication skills and client facing

Additional Information

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/


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