Cost Consultant


Seattle, WA


United States

MGAC started in 1996 with three simple goals: to do the most interesting and challenging work, to have fun working together, and to build a successful business in the process. Our success is rooted in hiring exceptional people who are driven to do exceptional work on once in a lifetime projects – with the integrity, creativity, and commitment that continues to separate us from our competitor

A career at MGAC is more than a job—it’s an opportunity to grow as a professional and a person. Join us and let's define our future, together!

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*Ex-recruiters, please do not reach out. MGAC's internal recruiting team has got this covered.

Does this sound like you?

  • You are an ambitious construction focused Cost Consultant with at least 5 years of experience in cost estimating.
  • You are looking for a forward thinking, employee-first, committed company that will empower you to develop your career.
  • You have a natural curiosity and drive to create, deliver, and communicate a superior client experience.
  • You have a broad base of construction knowledge and understand how all parties work together to make projects successful.
  • You take smart risks and embrace courageous failures.
  • You listen, learn, and seek to understand new processes and multiple perspectives.
  • You support every individual’s unique contribution.
  • You have a construction-based degree or equivalent background of experience.
  • You are entrepreneurial and want to grow yourself and the team.
  • You are an excel sheet ninja, with a strong set of software skills and a willingness to learn new programs.
  • You may have an appetite for business development, networking, getting certifications and training to improve and grow, which MGAC strongly supports.
  • You have the confidence and ambition to drive change, suggest better processes and look for better and more efficient ways to deliver successful projects.
  • You live in the Seattle, Washington area.

What you’ll be doing (and why you’ll love it)

  • The MGAC Cost & Risk Team is a smart, savvy, and empowered one. They work with high profile owners, architects, engineers, developers and construction companies to prepare and manage budgets from early plans through project close out.
  • You will work on Pre-construction estimating, Conceptual Budgeting / Cost Plans, establishing Total Project Costs, Value Engineering, Change Order Reviews and Close-out Analysis.
  • You will work in tandem with in-house schedulers, risk managers and other cost estimators to support large programs around the country
  • You will provide specific cost studies which include analysis of sustainability features, researching changing technology and upcoming code changes and their impacts on our clients.
  • You will help develop reports, present at meetings, and eventually manage projects.
  • You will work with internal Project Managers providing cost expertise and procurement advice to support their projects.
  • You will be part of MGAC projects and some would say we do pretty cool stuff. These projects are within a variety of sectors, which include education, hospitality, corporate, datacenters, government, cultural, life sciences, luxury living, healthcare and many others. Most are vertical construction, but we also work on horizontal and transportation. Take a peek at our portfolio-

Why work with us?

  • With a healthy 25+ year history in North America, we are at an exciting stage of growth as a business. There is palpable energy and momentum across the company that is easy to tap into and be inspired by. The people around you are welcoming and go out of their way to make their support known.
  • Flexibility and life work balance is important. The role allows working from home several days per week. There is a requirement to be in the office 2 days a week depending on clients’ needs. Initially (first couple of months) it may be necessary to be the office more frequently to train and understand our processes.
  • MGAC is founded on an entrepreneurial culture, and you will be encouraged to embrace new ways of doing things, to deliver outcomes and positive experiences that regularly exceed client expectations.
  • We are a global company, yet we are committed to remaining nimble enough to provide our clients and employees with a level of care that our bigger competitors struggle to achieve.
  • Your voice will be heard here, your ideas considered, and your efforts rewarded.
  • We support your wellness and promote a healthy blend of work/ life balance. We encourage you to take that PTO and offer cutting edge benefits. Top-notch free mental health support services are just the latest to be added to an incredible lineup.
  • And last but not least...we're fun. At least we think so.:-D. There isn't a day that goes by where there isn't deep belly laughter heard in the hallways.

Better Benefits, Better Life

We believe employers should empower the whole person, not just the “employee.” Our benefit structure is designed to support all five pillars of overall wellness: Financial, Physical, Emotional, Social, and Professional.

Our comprehensive benefits package


Health, Rx, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans


401(k) Retirement Plan


Basic Life Insurance


AD&D Insurance


Voluntary Life / AD&D Insurance


Short-Term + Long-Term Disability


Paid Parental Leave


Flexible Spending Plans


Tuition Reimbursement


Cell Phone Reimbursement


Commuter Reimbursement


Professional Development Support


Mental Health + Wellness Programs


Vacation, Paid Holidays, and Sick Time


Competitive Compensation + Bonuses

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