Cost Consultant


Los Angeles, CA


United States

Currently, we are looking for a highly motivated Jr. Cost Consultant to work with our integrated project and cost management consultancy located in Los Angeles.  The Jr. Cost Consultant will be expected to provide design stage cost planning, cost estimating and value engineering. You’ll work with high profile architects, engineers and construction companies to manage budgets throughout the design and construction process.

What the job looks like:

  • Supports Client’s Vision; seen as trusted advisor by Client POC.
  • Provide design stage cost planning, cost estimating and value engineering.
  • Support estimating efforts on small to medium scale projects (<$50MM) and on large scale complex master-planned projects with International Clients / Architects.
  • Provide strategic advice to clients on project feasibility, project delivery and procurement methods.
  • Manage reconciliations with Contractors and/or peer review estimators.
  • Coordinate with project management, design teams and contractors.
  • Make presentations to clients / internal as part of the project delivery.
  • Maintain cost control procedures, prepare project cost reports and budgets.
  • Coordinate and cultivate strong business relationships with key clients (including Architects, Engineers, Developers, Contractors, Public Sector entities).
  • Provide early stage budgets to align scope with funding.
  • Proactively advise client on cost drivers, cost reduction strategies, benchmarks, building economics.
  • Assess risk and contingencies.
  • Negotiate costs with other parties.
  • Build Collaborative Relationships with Clients, A&E Professionals, Contractors / GC’s, Vendors, Teams.
  • Receives positive Client feedback, and proactively markets MGAC.

Ideally, you'll have the following:

  • 2-3+ years cost management / estimating experience on large-scale construction projects (public/private sector).
  • Bachelors or higher degree in a construction related discipline.
  • Ability to lead projects and write complex business documents, such as reports, papers, detailed letters and emails.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Familiarity with BIM and Cost-X

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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