Cost Manager - Rockefeller Group

March 01, 2018

Rockefeller Group

New York, New York 10020

Rockefeller Group is one of the most trusted names in real estate – a leading developer, owner and investor, known for pioneering large-scale urban mixed-use development. For nearly nine decades the company has been trusted for its financial strength, stability and vision, and today remains committed to the selective acquisition, management and development of innovative, high-quality properties that create long-term economic and civic value.

Our heritage and our people are our greatest assets. We empower and expect our employees to bring new perspectives, drive opportunities, and strengthen our competitive advantage. Being part of our team gives you the opportunity to build your legacy with one of the most trusted names in real estate.

Rockefeller Group provides a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement program and health club reimbursement program.

Rockefeller Group, meaning Rockefeller Group International, Inc. and its affiliates, is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws. 

Position Title: Cost Manager
Department Name: Design & Construction
Reports to: VP, Design & Construction
Location: New York, NY

General Summary:

Lead cost management efforts for specifically assigned projects by liaising directly with the project team in order to provide the firm with a comprehensive understanding of the project finances and quantitative risk.

Execute a variety of tasks crucial to the implementation and completion of the project and ensure the projects run smoothly by working collaboratively with the project team including the Rockefeller Group team, architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, subcontractors, vendors, tenants and clients.

The Cost Manager is responsible for project budgets, invoices, cash flows, risk registers, change orders, potential exposures and quantitative reporting.  In addition, the Cost Manager will support the project management team by performing various project management tasks.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree is required.  A degree in Construction Management or Quantity Surveying or degree with an emphasis in financial or quantitative analysis is preferred.  A degree in Architecture or Engineering is acceptable with applicable experience.

Experience / Knowledge / Skills Requirements:

5 - 10 years relevant experience in general construction or real estate development, with specific experience in Cost Management.

  • Excellent interpersonal relationships with specific on-site construction experience
  • A driven, motivated, and cooperative attitude
  • Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have good attention-to-detail
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Applicants must have good time management skills
  • Must be able to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Excellent computer skills are a must including Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Project is required. Computer software knowledge in relevant software such as Unifier, Textura, PeopleSoft, etc.


The position description is a guide to the critical duties and essential functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands and work environment conditions. Rockefeller Group reviews and revises the position descriptions periodically to meet the changing needs of Rockefeller Group at the sole discretion of management. Position responsibilities are subject to change, consistent with business needs. Rockefeller Group will make reasonable accommodations to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the Company.