Cost Manager

Full Time - Americas, North America, Chicago

This entry was posted on April 16, 2019.

Overview of Role

We are currently recruiting a Cost Manager to join a client-focused team. This is an exciting opportunity for a high-caliber individual to join and strengthen our office.

The Cost Manager provides cost management services including invoice validation, cost forecasting and reporting, change management, close out administration, procurement management, earned value and value engineering.

Essential Functions

  • Prepares and issues periodic cost reports to senior technical staff
  • Reviews the cash flow prepared by junior technical staff and issues to senior technical staff
  • With minimal supervision, reviews all change orders in accordance with the client’s approval process
  • Reviews all invoices for the project and ensures that junior technical staff codes the invoices where applicable and forwards them to the client’s accounts payable department
  • With minimal supervision, provides procurement services for the client, where applicable, for construction and engineering services, including preparing RFP and bid analysis
  • Where applicable, overviews and reports to the client on contractor buyout of subcontract bid packages
  • Attends the bi-weekly cost meetings to review procurement status and change order status with the contractors and engineering teams
  • With minimal supervision, provides cost information on value engineering analysis
  • With minimal supervision, carries out an earned value analysis of the project on a periodic basis
  • Reviews the contractors close out administration and ensures that they meet their contractual requirements
  • Performs such other duties as required

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction, Quantity Surveying or a related field, plus four years’ relevant experience
  • Must be highly articulate, have clear and analytical approach to problem solving, and strong decision making abilities
  • Must have people management experience
  • Must have excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Must thoroughly understand and utilize Excel

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Indoor office environment. May require work on site location when necessary
  • Equipment used includes: computers and standard office machines
  • Essential physical tasks include: the ability to work on a computer and the ability to answer and speak on a telephone. May require the use of a ladder on occasion

RLB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices based on race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

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