Cost Manager

  • Turner & Townsend
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 16/12/2021
Full time


Do you want to be part of our successful  team supporting top clients for Turner & Townsend in Uganda?  We are seeking a strong leader to have experience within real estate, Infrastructure, oil and gas or retail in cost management.

The role presents a unique opportunity for the right leader to build from a strong foundation, taking operations to the next level of maturity. For this role, the successful candidate will have leadership responsibilities for the cost management driving growth across the region and being the guardian of quality on existing commissions. The CM lead will work with senior leadership in Uganda and the surrounding markets on exciting business opportunities.

The successful candidate will be an agile, emotionally intelligent leader with strong technical delivery history. International and cross sector experience with an ability to work in multi-cultural environment is beneficial. The successful candidate will be a cost management and project controls generalist, covering estimating, cost, scheduling, risk, change, performance measurement and reporting and should be able to articulate and continually move forward "what good looks like." They will have excellent communication skills and be a strong and respected influencer. They should operate at a senior level and comfortable to present to large groups.


Key requirements of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as principle point of contact for cost management lead to lead the Turner & Townsend team
  • Leads and motivates others to participate and contribute, provides necessary direction and inspires high performance
  • Take on key account role(s), project execution assurance and maintain client relationships as required
  • Deliver assurance services to projects - peer review, gateway review, maturity assessments, readiness reviews, progress and performance audits
  • Periodically take on major program delivery roles and lead the Turner & Townsend team on the commission - achieve a successful "steady state" delivery and then manage transition and backfill
  • Provide oversight and assurance to the Turner & Townsend major program in the region
  • Identify organizational needs, build recruitment plans and develop role specifications
  • Extensive experience in delivering CM/Project Controls programs, projects and segment knowledge
  • Play a key role in the real estate, Infrastructure, oil and gas or retail in cost management. CM/PC business development activities for the cost center
  • Assist in the development and implementation of marketing and business development strategies
  • Provide solutions to clients and work together with business development team member(s) on sales proposals, qualification packages and presentation materials
  • Coordinate with project team leaders on project negotiations and execution
  • Collaborate with the other business divisions and teams
  • Provide oversight and assurance to the Turner & Townsend major programs in the region
  • Delivers high quality of service products by utilizing Turner & Townsend systems, policy and procedure, managing time, planning and organizing to ensure excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding of commercial business drivers and ensures that work and projects are carried out in alignment. Contributes to the development of business opportunities
  • Demonstrable appetite for challenge, innovation and continued improvement in CM/PC discipline
  • Identify and understand the areas of opportunity and development


  • Minimum 15 years of relevant working experience in the discipline
  • Degree holder in Quantity Surveying, or related field
  • Experience in business development
  • Proactive, quality driven, self-motivated and hands-on team-leader with the ability to multitask
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills essential, ability to communicate well with clients and senior management
  • Experience in leading teams of professionals with a strength in growing and developing people

Additional Information

With us you will find your professional perspective within the international working environment. You can also look forward to the following benefits:

  • Exciting job within an international working environment.
  • Independent work within a dynamic environment with challenging tasks.
  • International development prospects as well as opportunities for further training.
  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work remotely.
  • Additional benefits such as fitness initiatives, discounted event and cultural highlights as well as shopping opportunities or the offer of an employer-funded pension plan.
  • Modern workplace in offices close to the city center with good transport connections.
  • Daily fresh fruit and drinks in all our offices.

Turner & Townsend does not accept any speculative or unsolicited CV’s that have been sent to our internal recruitment team or hiring managers from agencies outside of our preferred supplier list or that have not followed due process. Any speculative or unsolicited CV’s will be treated as a direct application.

We do not ask for any fees (refundable or non-refundable) at any stage of the job application and or recruitment process. We, therefore, appeal to job seekers not to respond to any such requests.