Cost Consultant Director/Senior Director


Washington, DC


United States

MGAC is a global boutique consultancy dedicated to managing and representing our clients’ best interests. Our success is rooted in hiring exceptional people who are driven to do challenging work with the unique blend of experience, integrity, creativity, and commitment that separates us from our competitors.

We have 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. 

Unlock Your Potential: Qualifications for Success

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a construction related discipline
  • 10+ years of experience in cost estimating, with a construction focus
  • Experience overseeing project delivery, quality control and client management
  • Ambition to drive change and improve processes providing higher value to clients and delivering projects successfully.
  • Strong software skills required. Preferred software experience with Microsoft Excel, Cost-X, Bluebeam and PowerBi
  • Develop existing clients and build new business relationships
  • Experience managing teams providing direction and control
  • Capable of building detailed cost estimates
  • Strong architectural and structural knowledge with solid overview of MEP systems
  • Project interview and presentation experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of schedules and risk management
  • Past experience providing preconstruction services
  • Manage project finances, resources, accounting, proposals and project lifecycle
  • Perform business development, secure new business, attend network events/conferences, grow the team

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

  • The MGAC Cost & Risk Team is a smart, savvy, and empowered one. We 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, Close-out Analysis, Scheduling, Risk Management and Project Controls
  • You will be a part of managing the Cost & Risk team with other directors
  • Have the opportunity to with MGAC sectors looking for collaboration opportunities

Why work with us?

  • With a healthy 28+ year history in North America (and even longer in UK), 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. 
  • We are consistent Top Work-Places awardees with a strong employee first culture.  Let's chat and we can give you incredible examples of this culture at work. 
  • 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 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. Our relatively flat hierarchy means our directors’ doors are always open. We want you to work with us to build on a positive culture, to ensure your ideas and valued contributions (which have helped our clients) are recognized when it comes to reviews and appraisals. You will be truly valued and looked after.
  • 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. 

Beyond the paycheck: Explore Our Comprehensive Benefits!

  • Over the past decade, MGAC has been recognized as a Top Workplace by The Washington Post, affirming MGAC’s commitment to fostering a unique and collaborative environment where staff can grow personally and professionally. 

  • MGAC’s competitive benefits contribute to our award-winning culture. On your first day of work, employees begin accruing vacation at a rate of 10 hours per month, equivalent to 3 weeks each year. Employees also receive 1 day off for their birthday! Sick leave accrues at 64 hours per calendar year or 8 days annually. Additionally, full-time employees are provided 9 paid holidays per calendar year.

  • For more information on MGAC’s generous benefits, please visit our careers section on

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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