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Turner & Townsend

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Turner & Townsend Graduate Cost Manager – Sydney


Turner & Townsend is recruiting for a graduate who is looking to pursue an exciting career in a highly successful, globally recognised company in our Infrastructure sector in Sydney.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
$65,000 - $69,999

Application dates

Applications Open
31 Jan 2019
Applications Close
19 Apr 2019

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Civil Engineering & Construction
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Computer Graphics & Animation
Data Science
Architecture & Interior Design
Building & Construction
Property, Land & Real Estate

Turner & Townsend will give you the opportunity to work with world class clients on cutting edge projects; to work all over the world; to build a successful career with a company that will offer the highest levels of support and reward at every stage. The role of a graduate will give you a combination of formal training and practical experience in order to develop all the skills required to enable you to become a rounded and successful professional in your chosen pathway, which include:

Cost Management (Quantity Surveying):

Our cost management team work on some of the most iconic projects in the world for industry leaders, driving the commercial agenda to meet our client's expectations. As a cost manager you will be driven to create the best possible commercial outcome for your client. We do this by working as one with the wider client team including designers, architects, engineers, specialist advisors, contractors and specialist suppliers. In addition to core cost management services our teams also provide strategic delivery and operational advice.

Your career in cost management will create a foundation for success in the future, learning about the key commercial principles, procurement and buying strategies, commercial mechanisms and contracting arrangements. You will learn how to intelligently engage with suppliers and deliver success for our clients. You will receive leading, recognised training to become chartered (RICS) plus wider training in behaviours to become a true leader.


  • Estimating and producing cost plans.
  • Compiling and amending the tender list.
  • Drafting the procurement documentation.
  • Checking and analysing the tenders.
  • Drafting the tender report.
  • Dealing with variations and the change control processes, negotiating less financially significant or complex matters.
  • Conducting cost checks and valuations.
  • Drafting monthly reports.
  • Conducting background research, data collection and benchmarking.
  • Liaising with the client, contractors, designers, etc.
  • Assisting on feasibility studies and writing procurement reports.
  • Assisting with Estimating and cost planning including producing and presenting the final cost plan.
  • Maintain good relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Work effectively as part of a cost management team, to ensure that all deliverables are met.

What We Look For:

The graduates we recruit are strategic, analytical thinkers who see solutions where others see challenges. They come from diverse backgrounds, but usually have a strong degree, a genuine enthusiasm for how the world works, and a love for learning on the job.

Some of the qualities we look for are:

  • Strong communicator
  • Committed to making a difference
  • Quality driven
  • Exceeds expectations
  • Team player
  • Commercial thinker

Eligibility criteria:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Right to live and work in Australia
  • Clear motivation for the construction industry
  • Clear motivation for joining Turner & Townsend and pursuing a career in the discipline you are applying for