Cost Manager, Johannesburg

Last update 2024-04-17
Expires 2024-05-17
ID #2041908836
Cost Manager, Johannesburg
South Africa, Gauteng, Johannesburg,
Modified February 23, 2024


Company Description Turner & Townsend is a leading independent professional services company specializing in program management, project management, cost management and consulting across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.

With 108 offices in 45 countries, we draw on our extensive global and industry experience to manage risk while maximizing value and performance during the construction and operation of our clients’ assets.

We are an Equal opportunity employer who will ensure accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities upon request Turner & Townsend is a quality driven, international construction and management consultancy recognised for the value and innovation we bring to every commission we undertake.

We are looking for a Cost Manager within the Real Estate Unit who is self-motivated and driven by the goal of establishing Turner & Townsend as the #1 Consultancy.

Reporting to the head of the business unit the individual will be responsible for delivering projects, securing new and maintaining existing clients and promoting the values of Turner & Townsend.

Cost Manager with a minimum of 2 - 5 years post-graduate experience working on large-scale, mission critical construction projects? Have experience working across with real estate.

Job Description Candidate will perform the following duties and not limited.•Estimating and negotiating change orders throughout the construction lifecycle.•Provide estimate and cost planning to include producing and presenting the final cost plan.•Review and participate with the design services team and general contractor, in the development of the cost estimates.•Reconcile changes and assist the general contractor to ensure that their data is accurate.•Communicate or meet with general contractor and owner project manager to gather status information to prepare a cost estimate update.•Prepare written comments to the general contractor’s submissions, including the executive summary.•Coordinate all sources of cost information for cost discussions and suppliers direct from subs and contractors•Inform and drive engineering priorities based on cost impact.•Work proactively with minimal supervision to resolve scheduling issues.•Manage cost checks and carry out valuations on larger projects.

Complete timely, accurate cost checking and valuation processes.•Participate effectively with post contract cost variances and the change control processes.•Manage Cost impact / contingency management and commitment tracking logs.•Prepare funding data presentations and coordinate VE sessions with stakeholders.

You will also be responsible for: Pre-Contract•Developing cost plans and estimates through the design phase, delivering updated cost plans at appropriate design milestones.•Providing commercial input to design optioneering and input into value engineering exercises.•Reviewing contractor and subcontractor pricing and leading negotiations on behalf of the client to drive fair contract prices.

Post-Contract•Performing quantity surveying, cost controls and change management activities throughout the project lifecycle.•Ensuring that post-contract cost variances and change control processes are managed effectively.•Ensuring that cost auditing and valuation work is managed effectively and that a robust process for cost validation is in place.•Carrying out the production of monthly cost reports for presentation to the client.•Ensuring that final accounts are negotiated and agreed in a timely manner.•Compiling as built cost estimate records for benchmarking purposes.

Qualifications Candidate will be expected to have the following.•A minimum of 2 - 5 years post-graduate experience working in a real estate.•College and/or post-graduate degree in construction management, cost management, quantity surveying, engineering or field related to construction.•Experience of leading cost management on medium or large sized construction projects of medium to high complexity.•Good knowledge of construction industry technical matters, such as different procurement routes, value management and value engineering.

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 Join our social media conversations for more information about Turner & Townsend and our exciting future projects: It is strictly against Turner & Townsend policy for candidates to pay any fee in relation to our recruitment process.

No recruitment agency working with Turner & Townsend will ask candidates to pay a fee at any time. Any unsolicited resumes/CVs submitted through our website or to Turner & Townsend personal e-mail accounts, are considered property of Turner & Townsend and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

In order to be an authorised Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Turner & Townsend, there must be a formal written agreement in place and the agency must be invited, by the Recruitment Team, to submit candidates for review.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Cost manager

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