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Lead Cost Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Qatar
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/08/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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Job Purpose
* Review and monitor the EPC Contractor's performance in the areas of cost estimating, cost forecasting, controls and changes in the work using established Qatargas cost engineering practices. Prepare project budgets, monitors, reports and performs cost variance analysis identifying causes of over and or under runs to the approved control budget and incorporate identified corrective actions into the monthly cost forecasts. Provide input as necessary to ensure Company's defined cost objectives are achieved thru project completion, start-up and project closeout.
Key Job Accountabilities
1. Job Purpose:
* Review and monitor the EPC Contractor's performance in the areas of cost estimating, cost forecasting, controls and changes in the work using established Qatargas cost engineering practices. Prepare project budgets, monitors, reports and performs cost variance analysis identifying causes of over and or under runs to the approved control budget and incorporate identified corrective actions into the monthly cost forecasts. Provide input as necessary to ensure Company's defined cost objectives are achieved thru project completion, start-up and project closeout.
2. Dimensions: N/A
3. Key Result Areas: Duties include, but are not limited to:
* Provides overall project cost expertise to the NFE Onshore Project
o Reviews EPC Contractor's project control procedures (home office and field control procedures) to ensure that Company's requirements are met.
o Provides cost, and timely change management expertise to Project Team. Maintains strict compliance with Project Management of Change process and ensures maintenance of overall cost within the project controls team
o Advises the EPC Contractor's organization with respect to adequacy of project controls tools, reports and schedules.
4. Operating Environment, Framework and Boundaries:
* Works in a project environment in which the incumbent strives to achieve best in class Safety, Health, Environmental & Security performance by creating a culture that encourages every one to perform their best every day on every task
5. Communications and Working Relationships:
* Reports directly to the Project Controls Head.
* Works closely with the Project Controls Head for day-to-day cost control activities. Provides support with preparation of various reports and PLT presentations.
* Utilizes a systematic approach to problem solving that ensures accuracy, timeliness and quality of documentation in resolution.
* Able to work moderately complex tasks to completion within time constrains of Project, with minimal guidance from more experienced staff
7. Decision Making Authority and Responsibility:
* Able to work within a defined role with limited supervision
* Able to make decisions and solve problems related to a specific discipline/field.
8. Knowledge Skills and Experience:
* Thorough and extensive knowledge of:
- Project controls principles, theories, and concepts.
- Qatargas and ExxonMobil practices, processes, and expectations with respect to project controls.
Part B: Person Specification - Minimum Requirements
Qualifications * Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Construction Management (or equivalent), or relevant experience.
Knowledge and/or Experience
* Thorough and extensive knowledge of:
- Project controls principles, theories, and concepts.
- Qatargas and ExxonMobil practices, processes, and expectations with respect to project controls.
* Twenty (20) years experience in project cost control for EPC oil and gas capital projects.
* At least Ten (10) years field scheduling experience.
Technical and Business Skills * Good written and oral communication skills and good interpersonal skills, ability to work with others.
* Proficient in the use of PRIMAVERA (P6) / MS PROJECT planning software, Excel and Power Point.
* Good Computer skills.
* Willing to work overseas in a team environment
* Willing to relocate to required project site

The Company:
Our Client is the largest LNG producing company in the world, with an annual LNG production capacity of 42 million tonnes per annum (MTA), safely and reliably delivering LNG to customers around the globe from world-class facilities in Qatar.

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