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Cost Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/02/2020
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
Our client is looking for a Cost Engineer on a 12 month contract. Reporting into Lead Cost Engineer you will be accountable for all matters concerning cost, cost analysis, cost trending, cost contingency, cost engineering management of change, cost risk identification, mitigation and opportunity realization for selected work scopes on the Major Capital Project.

In this role you will be required to work proactively and collaboratively with work scope stakeholders to identify and resolve cost issues, align expectations and goals, and support successful outcomes for all involved. Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to

* Aligning and inspiring fellow team members to Project and ABU priorities and taking accountability for deliverables
* Advises/guides project team in cost, cost trending, cost risk activities to ensure the work scopes meets or betters the end of Phase targets and requirements
* Articulates cost issues; proposes preventative or mitigation measures for selected work scopes
* Collaborates with Planning to implement Work (WBS), Organisational Breakdown Structures (OBS) and linkage of these to Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS) for the selected work scopes
* Liaises with Finance to ensure established accounting processes, systems and procedures are incorporated in to Project cost procedures and followed for the selected work scopes
* Implements cost, cost risk and contingency management strategies and requirements as directed by Lead Cost Engineer for projects taking into account contracting strategy and work locations
* Responsible for the maintenance of the project's cost system and associated reporting for selected work scopes
* Reviews, validates, & challenges contractors' contract costs, cost risks and opportunities, trends with Project Team and Supply Chain Management team
* Participates in risk and opportunity-based Cost Scenario Analysis
* Complete contract closeout reports for key contracts incorporating cost and schedule benchmarking for selected work scopes

The Company:
Our Client is an International Oil and Gas Operator involved in 2 of Australia's largest LNG Projects based in Western Australia. Spending more than 20 years building a culture of safety and environmental stewardship that strives to achieve world-class performance, our client places the highest of priority on developing a strong safety focused culture.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Familiarity with Cost Engineering principles and Capital Stewardship Organizational Capability (CSOC)
* Broad and demonstrable offshore and onshore Oil & Gas experience preferably in subsea and onshore LNG
* Experienced user of project Cost Systems including Kildrummy Cost Manager (KCM).
* Some experience in probabilistic Cost Risk Analysis with regard building cost risk models and utilizing Montecarlo risk analysis tools including @Risk and Crystal Ball.
* Excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills

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