• Cost Controller - Hotel & Casino

    Job ID
    Design, Construction & Development
  • Overview

    This individual is responsible for managing cost control aspects of Hotel and Casino projects as they relate to setting up and managing the cost control data base for Design and Construction  The individual will also be responsible for assisting in developing annual departmental budgets and managing the departmental budget.  The candidate will report directly to the Sr. Vice President of Design and Construction.


    Essential Functions:

    • Assist Director of Design and Construction and Project Managers in all phases of the project
    • Assist in development of Hotal and Casino Budgets including soliciting conceptual pricing from selected vendors.
    • Coordinate weekly project meetings, distribute project and schedule updates
    • Distribute schedules and capex budgets as needed to internal stakeholders
    • Administer all contracts, change orders and PO’s to contractors, consultants and vendors. Route and distribute as appropriate
    • Invoices and Pay Applications – review for accuracy, code, track, process all invoices for projects.
    • Reconcile costs in Unifier program against Lawson
    • Work with PM’s to update project Forecasts.
    • Create/distribute cost reports monthly.
    • Update monthly capital spend reports for finance
    • Work with Designers and Project Manager to obtain bids and quotes for FF&E
    • Order all FF&E and work with PM and GC to coordinate deliveries
    • Maintain files for current and historic projects
    • Assist with close out process and ensure all contracts are closed and invoices are paid at end of project


    Nonessential Functions:

    • Coordinate operations between departments.
    • Provide employees with tools and supplies needed for success.
    • Attend client functions and designated parties to provide support and representation of the department.
    • Know, understand, and practice (with energy and enthusiasm) the mission, values, mottos, culture and spirit that make Hard Rock unique.
    • Work as a team, helping all departments to complete the required activities or projects that ensure we achieve successful events or outcomes reflecting the brand.
    • Maintain high morale.
    • Operate ethically to protect the image of Hard Rock.
    • Utilize programs designed to help Save the Planet.


    Core competencies:

    • Understanding the Business – Functional/Technical Skills, Technical Skills, Customer Focus, Drive for Results
    • Making Complex Decisions – Intellectual Horsepower, Problem Solving, Decision Quality
    • Creating New and Different – Strategic Agility
    • Getting Organized – Time Management, Organizing, Planning, Priority Setting, Timely Decision Making
    • Managing Work Processes – Process Management, Managing Through Systems
    • Communicating Effectively – Written Communication
    • Getting Work Done Thru Others – Interpersonal Savvy
    • Acting with Honor and Character – Integrity and Trust, Ethics and Values
    • Being Open and Receptive – Patience, Listening, Composure



    • Minimum of 3 years of coordinator experience in a design and/or construction field, preferably hotel-related. 
    • Familiarity with autocad and project management software preferred.
    • Familiarity with a construction cost tracking program i.e. e-Builder or Unifier.
    • Basic accounting knowledge.
    • Strong verbal and written skills.
    • Background in planned work or facilities projects.
    • Strong computer skills including MS Project.
    • Highly Organized.
    • Ability to work for several people in meeting their needs.
    • High energy self-starter.



    • Must possess strong communication and listening skills, excellent reading and writing.
    • Comprehend professional language, either written or spoken, to communicate.
    • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.
    • Multiple language abilities a plus, fluency in English required.



    • Ability to move throughout the Corporate Headquarters (standing, walking, kneeling, bending) for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to make repeating movements of the arms, hands, and wrists.
    • Ability to express or exchange ideas verbally and perceive sound by ear.
    • Ability to obtain impressions through the eyes.
    • Manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and ability to work with hand above shoulders.
    • Ability to occasionally, regularly, frequently move objects (lift, push, pull, balance, carry) up to 10 pounds.
    • Ability to turn or twist body parts in a circular motion.
    • Ability to tolerate exposure to a loud/noisy environment.
    • Ability to travel via auto or airplane for extended periods of time.




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