Cost Manager - Construction - Portland OR
Faithful Gould - Portland, OR

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Cost Management



Construction, Project and Cost Consultancy

Primary Location


United States-Oregon-Portland

Employment Category



Employment Type


Full Time

Job Summary

Faithful+Gould is a leading project management consultancy protecting and maximizing our clients’ interests in the planning and delivery of projects. Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 60 years, we provide a blend of services to the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions by combining professional knowledge and skills with our diverse employees to deliver

‘constructive expertise’

to every project.

We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships, while striving to optimize our clients’ project planning, delivery and operations, regardless of the size, environment or industry. Time and again, we are complimented on our depth of resources and expertise across multiple geographic markets coupled with the ability to provide the personal service of a local firm. Our expert and unique approach is focused on enhancing the value of each project with our services to clients in the automotive, aviation and transport, commercial property, education, energy, food and beverage, government and defense, health care, infrastructure and pharmaceutical industries. Headquartered in New York, Faithful+Gould employs more than 500 professionals in offices throughout North America, and we are a member of the Atkins group of companies, one of the world’s leading engineering and design consulting firms.

Faithful+Gould is currently seeking Construction Cost Managers for a large industrial project. The successful candidates will be assigned to our Portland office and will spend most of the work week working near our client project site in Hillsboro, OR. You will provide cost management services including invoice validation, cost forecasting and reporting, change management, close out administration, procurement management, earned value and value engineering.

Typical duties and responsibilities of this position will include:


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 the Supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

Job Details

We are seeking candidates with the following skills and qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in construction or a related field.

Minimum of 4 years cost management experience in a construction or industrial setting.

Must be highly articulate, have clear and analytical approach to problem solving, and strong decision making abilities. Must have excellent communication and presentation skills.

Experience with Primavera or Microsoft Projects is preferred.

Must thoroughly understand and utilize Information Technology in the performance of work including Internet, Intranet, Microsoft Windows OS, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project.

AACE membership or similar credentials from another appropriate professional body.

This position is suitable for local candidates only, there is no relocation funding available and we will not consider travelling candidates. You must have current work authorization to work for any US employer without requiring sponsorship now or at any time in the future.