Senior / Lead Cost Manager

  • Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  • Full-time
  • Department: Infrastructure

Company Description

At Turner & Townsend we’re passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society.

We have grown to become a world-leading professional services company. With 112 offices across 46 countries, we draw on extensive global and industry experience to manage risk while maximizing value and performance during the construction and operation of our clients’ assets.

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.

Our pipeline of upcoming projects in Saudi Arabia is strong and we are looking for Senior / Lead Cost Managers with both infrastructure and real estate experience to join our KSA team.

Job Description


  • Responsible for pre and post-contract quantity surveying duties including preparation of cost estimates, procurement and tendering, contract administration, variation, final account, etc.
  • Completing feasibility studies and writing procurement reports.
  • Estimating and cost planning to include producing and presenting the final cost plan.
  • Tendering and procuring, including managing the pre-qualification stage, producing the tender list, putting the preliminaries together, tender analysis, producing the tender report and compiling the contractual documents.
  • Dealing effectively with post contract cost variances and the change control processes, where applicable referring major changes to line manager.
  • Taking personal responsibility for making cost checks and carrying out valuations on larger projects and in all cases ensuring that timely and accurate cost checking and valuation takes place.
  • Producing monthly post contract cost reports and presenting them to the client.
  • Negotiating and agreeing final accounts.
  • Interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages.
  • Where appropriate, leading a cost management team, ensuring that they deliver on all of the above accountabilities.


  • Detailed knowledge of and experience in the Building/Infrastructure sector working for a professional cost consultancy.
  • Excellent measurement capability for infrastructure/building works, accuracy and efficiency are essential.
  • Experience of interim applications, change management, variation valuation and extension of time claims.
  • Good knowledge of construction industry technical matters, such as different procurement routes, value management and value engineering.
  • Detailed experience of working with standard form contracts, FIDIC preferred, and administration of contract procedures.
  • Demonstrable experience in client-facing roles, professional approach and confidence in presenting to clients, other consultants and project stakeholders.


  • BSc in related subject or equivalent.
  • 8 - 15 years in relevant work experience, ideally in a consultancy
  • Professional membership i.e. MRICS.
  • Experience in the Middle East is preferable.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Ability to manage teams of between 5 and 10
  • Must be able to present and communicate effectively and represent a stand-alone package of works
  • Must be a self-starter who is proactive in the resolution of programme wide issues

Additional Information

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.

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