Director Cost Management in MVW Orlando Corporate Office Complex at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 3/10/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you ready to grow your dream career while making others' vacation dreams come true? Marriott Vacations Worldwide is a world premier organization for Vacation Ownership with resorts at destinations around the globe. Join our team and help deliver unforgettable experiences that make vacation dreams come true.

Position Summary

As a member of the professional staff, you will contribute a high level of specialized, technical knowledge and skill in the discipline of Cost Management (ex. Estimating, Quantity Surveying, Cost Controlling and Administration), providing support to both the A&C department and other interconnected functional divisions. Generally, works with a level of independence, developing operational processes for the department in alignment with broader business objectives.

Specific Job Summary

The Director, Cost Management, within Architecture & Construction (A&C), will be a full-time position managing and leading project(s) through all typical stages of budgetary controls, (planning, preconstruction, delivery and turnover).  Project types will include new resort development, villa refurbishments, sales center delivery and renovations, and both developer-owned and COA-owned Capital Assets (Real Estate Fixed Assets) of resort properties. The Director role will include the delivery of cost-effective predictable results, and the marshalling of appropriate resources required to enable the achievement of MVW’s business goals and objectives.

Expected Contributions

  • Responds to solves and makes decisions on business requests that have broader department impact and/or moderate risk. Presents alternative solutions to business issues by leveraging the broader organization.
  • Assists more senior associates in achieving business results by:
  • acting in a consultative fashion to implement programs impacting the broader organization.
  • assisting in the development and communication of broader organizational goals.
  • achieving results against budget within scope of responsibility.
  • taking calculated risks to move the department or team forward.
  • developing and using systems to organize and keep track of information.
  • balancing the interests of own group with the interests of the organization.
  • working with others to identify and remove barriers to success.
  • Readily critiques own behavior to acknowledge mistakes and improve future leadership performance and acts independently to improve and increase skills and knowledge.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate.

Specific Expected Contributions

Project Planning

  • Coordinating and consulting the Early Planning Assessment (EPA) and Business Planning (BP) deliverables for A&C, in conjunction with the other Core functional team members on Project Planning Teams.  
  • Responsible for ensuring the seamless transition from Project Planning to Project Delivery after completion of the Business Plan.
  • Engagement with the necessary A&C resources and collaborates with the Project Planning Team(s) to ensure that the project meets Brand, budget, schedule and scope compliance.
  • Coordinates and facilitates completion of deliverables required to complete Consulting, EPA through BP, coordinating efforts of the Design Architects, Estimators and Entitlements.
  • Supports the Project Planning Team (Developer, Feasibility, Development Finance, Core Operations, Revenue and Brand Management) for successful completion of an executable, financially feasible business plan.
  • Partners with the Architecture & Design and Project Team to lead, manage, and coordinate the deliverables required to ensure that the project includes all the work required to complete the project successfully.
  • Participates in all necessary team meetings on assigned projects as the interface for A&C, responsible for all A&C deliverables.

Preconstruction & Project Delivery

  • Manage and coordinate delivery of various project types ensuring compliance with standards, procedures and policies.
  • Single point of responsibility for on-schedule, within budget, and brand standard compliant delivery of multiple resort projects.
  • Assures compliance with Regional and Core “Standard Operating Procedures” (SOP), MVCI Brand Standards and Design Guidelines.
  • Participates in development of project programs with Architecture & Design, and functional personnel, design professionals, Operations and Sales and Marketing (S&M), as needed.
  • Partners with AVP of Cost Management and Project Managers to establish project budgets. Implements and follows up on the Regional SOP to control project costs within budget.
  • Provides relevant development, design and construction liaison between Project Team, S&M and Operations.
  • Facilitates timely communication of project status, potential problems, recommended corrective actions, and opportunities to strengthen compatible business relationships.
  • Works closely with Project Managers to coordinate all planning, permitting, and external regulatory activity and submittals required for project permitting and execution.
  • Provides guidance to Project Managers to ensure construction contract documents are complete, coordinated, permit compliant, and compliant with Brand Standards and Design Guidelines.
  • Collation of all the Bid documentation for all projects, including New Build, Renovations and Reserve projects to compile a database of the costs for all projects, locations and scope.
  • Set up an accessible cost database for all the Bid documents across all project types (New Build, Reno & Reserve) for use within A&C Cost Management and outside.
  • Visits project sites periodically during construction to provide guidance, approvals and support.
  • Shares best practices and lessons learned with other Project Teams to promote continuous improvement.

Candidate Profile

Successful candidates should possess knowledge and experience and demonstrate strong leadership and relationship skills as follows:

Generally, a professional position with specific knowledge and experience in a discipline within the Construction industry (e.g. Estimating, Quantity Surveying, Cost Management, etc) as well as associate management experience.  College degree and relevant experience required.

Specific Candidate Profile


  • Professional degree in a technical field (Construction Management, Engineering or Architecture) from an accredited university.
  • Professional registration is desirable.


  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience as Owners Representative in Construction Management or Project Management.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in the Design or Construction industry with specific documented experience in project planning, and/or construction management.
  • Related and relevant Regional/International work experience.

Skills & Attributes

  • Proven ability lead and coordinate resources to achieve complete technically acceptable design and contract documents within Design Guidelines, Construction Operations Manual, project scope, schedule, and cost management.
  • Strong leadership and financial management skills, providing the ability to work in a dynamic, multi-functional management environment, as a “Team Player”.
  • Proven ability to understand the business goals of stakeholders and implement a partnering relationship that will enable mutual success and trust.
  • Pro-active, assertive, motivated, and collaborative, with a high sense of responsibility and discipline.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with all disciplines.
  • Proven ability to comprehend, and critique design and contract documents.
  • Computer literacy on Microsoft Office products, Project Management software applications like Microsoft Project and PMWeb.
  • Capable of both manual quantity takeoffs and computer aided takeoffs.
  • Ability to access and traverse proposed construction sites.
  • Ability to travel (>25%) in both domestic and international markets and be self-sufficient.  Work/travel when necessary.
  • Fluent English communication competency – written, oral, electronic required; fluency in other languages is desirable.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture


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