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Turner & Townsend Senior Cost Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

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

  • Interface with project stakeholders as a trusted advisor to provide guidance and recommendations for the project

  • Develop and maintain project cost reports including the evaluation of actual and forecasted costs against budgets and detailed analysis.

  • Perform accrual and forecast reports for senior leadership including detailed management reports and support of the MMR (Monthly Management Report)

  • Coordinate earned value analysis, audits, invoice / pay application reviews

  • Work with construction superintendent to track installed quantities from each discipline and compare to baseline plan so that proper forecast can be achieved

  • Work closely with schedule lead to ensure alignment of earned value, schedule milestone delivery, and schedule/cost change impacts.

  • Assist with the performance of value-engineering analysis

  • Assist with review and development, issuance and evaluation of subcontract change orders as required for their project tracks.

  • Provide high level project updates to, and will work directly with, finance partners and senior project controls leadership.

  • Provide more detailed cost reporting daily or weekly updates, as required.

  • Work with other internal stakeholders (such as Engineering, Validation, Manufacturing, Facilities, Quality, etc.) to provide unified, cost-driven solutions, identify potential conflicts, and assist in the facilitation of making critical commercial decisions.



  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field)

  • 3 to 5 years of project cost controls experience, including design and construction phases on large capital programs

  • Proven ability to lead others

  • Direct experience working on teams within a complex matrix environment

  • Experience within the construction industry is a must, candidates with additional life sciences experience strongly preferred

  • Local candidates preferred, if not local, must be relocatable (relocation assistance provided)

  • Must possess exemplary communication skills - both oral and written

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.

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