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Construction Cost Manager (MEP)

JLL San Diego Full-Time
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We are currently hiring for a Cost Manager to service a commercial, financial institution client to support their national team. Looking for Cost Management experience with experience working with client/owner and heavy MEP cost management experience.

Position Objectives:

  • Works as part of the JLL PrWe are currently hiring for a Cost Manager to service a commercial, financial institution client to support their national team. Looking for Cost Management experience with experience working with client/owner. Project Development Services team on site for a financial services client.
  • Assist the client and JLL Project Managers with all financial aspects of a construction program of works. 
  • ​Manage and maintain the internal client cost data base.
  • Provide superior client service.
  • Bring innovation and energy to a dynamic and successful team.


  • Reviewing and developing construction cost change orders for works on site.
  • Manage ad report on the various contractors and trade budgets.
  • Comparing budget costs to GC provided pricing information, analyzing quantities and scope items as well as assist in value engineering.
  • Providing support and strategy during trade contractor procurement, while also participating in trade contractor interviews and the bid leveling process.
  • Developing project unit pricing and labor rates.
  • Enhance overall Financial / CM service delivery by increasing efficiency and improving processes.
  • Support in the development and maintaining customers historical cost benchmark and develop best practice for future projects

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution in Construction Management with a focus on real estate and construction.
  • Minimum 5+ years project relevant experience in MEP cost management or estimating.
  • Ability to regularly communicate analyzed data to client and team to achieve project goals.
  • Strong working knowledge of methods of construction drawings.
  • Although based in the clients office, flexibility with work hours and travel as needed.
  • A strong record in delivering large and complex tenant improvement projects with a focus on the cost aspects thereof is essential.
  • Highly organized with strong analytical skills, can work as part of the team, drive the team and work alone.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with executive level external and internal clients.
  • Ability to successfully communicate with internal stakeholders, architects, contractors, team members and build strong relationships.
  • National project estimating experience.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and Project software (i.e., Excel, Project, RSMeans, Bluebeam).

What we can offer you:

  • Be part of an amazing team, not only the project team but the broader South West JLL PDS team.
  • Help our client deliver.
  • Join a growing cost management team with endless opportunities to pursue in the future.
  • A competitive package including a bonus and other perks to support a LA lifestyle.


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About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment
management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking
increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune
500 company with annual fee revenue of $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0
billion, JLL has more than 280 corporate offices, operates in more than 80
countries and has a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its
clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for
a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters,
and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in
2015. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $59.1
billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a
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