Associate Director | Cost Management


Job Description

At Cumming, you will work on some of the world's most exciting projects in a dynamic environment where your success is measured by the impact you make. We are one of the fastest-growing project and cost management consultancies in the United States, as reflected in our top 20 rankings in both ENR and Building Design + Construction. With over 36 offices globally, an extremely diverse project portfolio, and double-digit year-over-year revenue growth, the opportunities to make your mark are limitless!

In this role, you will be a member of our highly reputable cost management and estimating team. The cost team delivers solutions to clients in the areas of conceptual estimating, budget development, cost planning, feasibility studies, value management, economic forecasting, milestone reports, pre- and post-contract auditing, change order review and reconciliation, BIM 5D cost modeling, LEED cost analysis, lifecycle costing, and more. We encourage you to research us to learn more about our outstanding reputation within this service line.

We are looking for an Associate Director of Cost Management to join our growing team. You will be based in our New York, NY office. This is a key leadership opportunity where you will be empowered to help build our team and continue to grow existing and new clients in the New York City area.

Client Management

  • Lead existing client accounts and surpass their expectations with the goal of continued and new revenue growth.

  • Implement the Cumming client management and review procedures.

Business Development

  • Partner with management team in developing new customers and growing existing customer base.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of business development strategies.

  • Develop and nurture subcontractor/vendor and client relationships.

  • Team with local and national leadership in business development endeavors.

  • Represent the company at both formal and informal industry events which are deemed essential to the success of the business development strategy.

  • Identify and cease upon opportunities to cross sell the various service lines and geographies that exist within Cumming.

Staff Management

  • Take responsibility to manage assigned staff members. This includes both the daily management and long term growth of the individuals as well as mentorship of Cost Managers and Senior Cost Managers as needed.

  • Provide clear and concise direction to the staff members whom you are assigned.

  • The Associate Director will manage, review and evaluate the team members who they are assigned at periodic times throughout the calendar year.

Technical Deliverables

  • Drive the company’s Cost Management process in order to get best in class results for all of our clients. This will include all types of advice from the inception through to the completion of the project.

  • Utilize expertise and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

  • Demonstrate a high degree of creativity and ability to think outside established norms.

  • Perform billable Cost Management/Estimating/Quantity Surveying duties as needed in this “seller/doer” role.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management/Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Civil/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or Architecture is highly preferred. A combination of education and work experience will also be considered in lieu of degree.

  • 7+ years' of Quantity Surveying/Cost Management experience.

  • Experience working on large scale high end residential or hospitality projects is required.

  • New York City experience is required.

  • Strong post contract experience and commercial management (Procurement, Cost Reporting, Risk Management, etc.)

  • Ability to interact extremely well with many different client types.

  • Advanced skill level in Excel and intermediate knowledge of Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook.

What we offer you:

  • Cumming will consider candidates nationally and provide relocation assistance.

  • A comprehensive compensation, bonus, and benefits package rivaling the best in our industry.

  • An opportunity to showcase your talents within an entrepreneurial culture that has achieved success at the highest levels.

  • You will be working with the best and brightest Team Members in the industry, bar none.

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CUMMING is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting the most qualified team members without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic, including physical or mental disability, to the extent protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

ID: 2020-4068

External Company Name: Cumming Corporation

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Street: 888 7th Avenue

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