Senior CSA Cost Manager - Data Centre Construction (m/f/d)

Cost Management/Quantity Surveying
Frankfurt DE
Permanent Full-Time
JobID 2251
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The opportunity

We are a global construction consultancy delivering trusted strategic advisory services and management support to some of the world’s most powerful and prestigious companies.

Our German team of highly skilled experts work in exciting, innovative sectors, delivering major projects that have a meaningful impact in the advancement of new technologies, improving healthcare services, and contributing to the development of a more sustainable built environment. With rapid growth plans underway across Europe, we have German offices in Frankfurt and Berlin, and a third opening in Munich this year.

We are actively recruiting a team of professional, driven experts to join Linesight and help us deliver outstanding projects for our clients. Frankfurt has established itself as one of the biggest data centre hubs in Europe, offering excellent connectivity for hyperscale and colocation data centre providers, and is continuing to attract major global investment.


As a Senior CSA Cost Manager at Linesight, you will work with highly experienced, culturally diverse, and talented teams nurturing a strong social dynamic and a shared sense of achievement. You will gain vast industry experience that will open doors for you, extend your skillset and expand your perspective.

In this role you will: 

  • Perform Civil, Structural and Architectural estimations, tender evaluations and onsite cost controls.
  • Oversee project spend by creating valuations and cost reports, and clearly communicate variations to your team 
  • Manage the change management process - identifying, analyzing, approving, and implementing changes that affect the project cost.
  • Support nimble project management and clear decisions through excellent cost documentation and timely communication 
  • Provide commercial and contract support throughout the project.
  • Produce cost plans/estimates to provide client detailed budgets.
  • Ensure initial cost plans are sufficient to carry out the works.
  • Analyse tenders to ensure value for money and that the works have been procured at the best market rates.
  • Support the settlement of construction disputes/loss and expense claims with transparency.
  • Close out commercial, change orders and contract issues.
  • Perform interim valuations to ensure subcontractor payments are correct and made in a timely manner.
  • Forecast and monitor cash flow/accruals to ensure a positive cash flow is maintained, liaising with the client’s financial team.
  • Assist in the reparation and agreement of final accounts, including the handling of any claims to ensure the client gets best value from works undertaken.
  • Produce cost analysis feedback/lessons learned to the client for future works.

We would love to hear from you if you: 

  • Have extensive experience in CSA pre- and post-contract cost management on varied projects, preferrably in Data Centre ​projects.
  • Have a degree or comparable experience in a cost management or construction discipline.
  • Are fluent in English language, both orally and in written. German language would be preferable.
  • Are located in Frankfurt or willing to commute within Germany to Frankfurt.  
  • Thrive on building strong relationships with your team and clients through a shared purpose and sense of openness and fun.

About us

Since 1974, we’ve been providing a construction consultancy service that keeps clients coming back. And for that we have our people to thank. It takes a special kind of togetherness to create our thriving, authentic culture. We overcome challenges together, delivering better projects and leveraging innovation. We see the potential in our people and we empower them. We’re a business on a journey – an agile business that is proud
to be different.

We are Linesight. Dynamic. Driven. Different.  

About Cost Management

Our teams of cost managers deliver cost predictability, a high level of assurance and value for money on prestigious, cutting-edge projects around the globe for world-leading clients. Be a part of our collaborative, close-knit teams, who share comprehensive knowledge of international, regional and local construction costs and benchmarks. We champion both mentoring and reverse mentoring across all levels and roles, so you can benefit from the deep expertise and development supports within our organisation, regardless of your experience or seniority.

Our approach to DE&I

At Linesight, we believe that our success is tied to the success of our employees, and we are committed to creating a workplace that is fair, equitable, and inclusive for everyone. We understand that creating an environment where all employees have an equal opportunity to thrive requires a concerted effort across every stage of their time with us, from hiring and onboarding to promotion, career growth, and development.

As part of this commitment, we have implemented a range of policies and initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). This starts with our attraction pipeline and accessible job descriptions, designed to attract a broad range of candidates, and continuing throughout the employee life cycle with DE&I checks built in at every stage. Fairness, consistency, and transparency are the core principles for all our hiring, salary increase, and promotion decisions with built-in gender pay gap checks. Employee and family-friendly policies also enhance inclusion and equity in our teams.  

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