Opus Career Managment

Senior Cost Manager

Job Title: Cost Control Engineer

Job Location: Los Angeles , California

Job Salary: $90,000 - $115,000 DOE

Job Sector: Construction & Real Estate

Job Ref: 3667


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My client is an award winning international firm known for providing construction and property consultancy advice at all stages of the construction cycle. The company is involved with a wide range of projects from sports arenas and healthcare to higher education and corporate.


My client is seeking a Senior Cost Manager to join a client-focused team. The Senior Cost Manager is responsible for oversight of construction projects and keeping within expected budgets, schedules and adhering to the company’s quality standards and the clients’ satisfaction.

  • Prepare estimates, cost options, cost strategies, change order reviews, valuations of work in progress and bid analyses
  • Acts as lead individual on bid and preconstruction estimates.
  • Prepare preconstruction estimates for schematic and design development level for project
  • Review construction plans and specifications to complete quantitative take-offs and support estimators
  • Communicate with subcontractors regarding project scope, schedule, risks, etc.
  • Performs complex cost estimates and analysis for capital and professional service projects
  • Evaluates quotes, bids, change orders, value engineering reports, and claims for accuracy and completeness of stated costs
  • Accurately forecasts costs of the future projects and changes to existing projects
  • Responsible for managing a complete estimate though final review and closeout
  • Participate in Value Engineering studies and negotiations with contractors
  • Attend client meetings


  • 4-year college degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or related fields
  • Minimum experience required: 5-10 years’ relevant experience in construction cost estimating or similar
  • Knowledge and understanding of execution of cost management services; good planning, organization and communication skills essential. Understanding of technical and non-technical documents related to cost management services required. 

If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your resume to Jake Sedaka at Jake.Sedaka@opuscareers.com.

Opus Career Management is the leading A/E/C recruitment firm who specialize in permanent, direct hire recruiting for senior and intermediate level candidates throughout the US.

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