Turner & Townsend
Cupertino, California, United States
20 days ago
Job Type
120,000.00 - 140,000.00
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function


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 is seeking an experienced Cost Estimator to work with our talented San Francisco Bay area team alongside a key technology client on their innovative global retail construction program.

This role will be responsible for producing accurate capital cost estimates at all design stages for global retail projects. In addition to estimate delivery, the role requires management and involvement in many cross functional cost initiatives.

To be successful in this position you must have great communication skills and be comfortable operating in a client-facing role.

*This role is onsite in a minimum of Cupertino 3 days per week.

  • Developing cost plans and estimates from concept through detailed design across the United States with internal and external staff.
  • Delivering and presenting updated cost plans at appropriate design milestones.
  • Reviewing proposed design changes/new technologies and prepare estimates within appropriate accuracy levels.
  • Helping drive cost model trends by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing cost information from in-flight and projects.
  • Assessing cost effectiveness of alternate products and value engineering ideas at a program level.
  • Supporting training to Development and external Estimating teams on new project estimating tools/templates.
  • Supporting the preparation of leadership presentations for the client's Preconstruction and Estimating team.

  • Experience in a construction cost management role such as Cost Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Estimator, Cost Engineer, etc.
  • Experience providing conceptual estimating services and/or pre-construction services at a construction management or related firm.
  • Retail or commercial construction experience in an estimating role; industries of preferred experience: hospitality, offices, civic, museum buildings, or luxury retail.
  • Experience supervising direct staff responsible for delivering estimating services preferred.
  • College and/or post-graduate degree in construction management or a related field.
  • Excellent communicator and thrives in a client facing role.
  • Experience supporting program level cost management for medium or large scale construction projects.
  • Good knowledge of construction industry technical matters, such as value management and value engineering.
  • Expertise in estimating software such as InEight, Cost X, WinEst, Sage, or equivalent.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel is essential.
  • MEP experience is beneficial.

Additional Information

The salary range for this full-time role is $120K-$140K per year. Ranges are determined by role and level and represent a good faith effort to provide a fair and equitable salary. This range is a reflection of base salary only, not of a total compensation package. Please note Turner & Townsend reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range, depending on candidate's experience and qualifications.

*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/

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


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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 ID: 73631298
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