To supervise/support the cost engineers within the SCPX team ensuring timely and high quality delivery against all cost engineering activities:
Demonstrate HSE leadership by actively engaging the Company site team and construction contractors with actions that contribute to delivering on Company's HSE expectations
Plans & Procedures
Help to review and implement the project cost engineering procedure and disseminate to the SCPX cost team. (Note: the Lead Cost Engineer would be responsible of updating the procedures as necessary)
Ensure compliance with financial and business and project processes.
Ensure the preparation and development of appropriate control budgets from the Project estimate.
Prepare cost data for their assigned Delivery Team including but not limited to budgets, commitments, VOWD, forecasting, capex time-phasing (capex management), reporting and analysis.
Work with cost control tools including WBS, Company Cost Database System (the Company version of Kildrummy® CostMANAGER), SAP (General Ledger), Backbone, PACN register, Project Mgmt of Change (MOC) register, Risk Register, etc.
Ensure correct coding of all requisitions, purchase orders, contracts, invoices, estimates, and ensuring these are updated and maintained in the Company Cost Database.
Prepare and review monthly VOWD forecasts for sign-off by Budget Holder and manage in quarter, in year and full-cycle forecasting accuracy.
Ensure budget transfers are correctly managed and approved
Provide cost input to commitment and contract closeout process
Interfaces with PSCM and Finance functions
Work with the Project Controller and Finance function to ensure adequate financial controls.
Assist PSCM and Finance in the verification of contractor and supplier invoices for payment; assist PSCM in the development and negotiation of payments, input to CTR's, etc.
Raising of requisitions (Shopping carts via Backbone)
Reconcile costs between the ledger (SAP) and the Company Cost Database (KCM).
Ensure all invoice-supporting documentation is readily available for auditing by Joint Venture (JVs) and partners to facilitate cost recovery.
Support audits of the cost control procedures and activities (internal and external)
Understand build up of the project estimate and the associated internal and external benchmarking/technical limits.
Project Management of Change
Provide cost input to and implement the cost element of project management of change procedure.
Incorporate output from the Management of Change process into cost reports and capex phasing; Ensure that delivery team cost reports reflect the correct value for approved changes and that the Forecast Final Cost is equivalent to the original estimate plus the sum of all changes.
Assessment of Variation Order Requests (VORs)
Code approved Variation Orders (VO's)
Provide cost input to and implement the cost element of risk management plan.
Coordinate the development of risk mitigation plans (as delegated) and own actions or within risk mitigation plans as appropriate
Link risk process to change process and estimate.
Make recommendations to identify or mitigate CAPEX risks and communicate these to the management team
Maintain a register to cost risks (threats and opportunities) and ensure that this is regularly updated based on the latest information from the construction delivery team and PSCM, Finance functions.
Use the cost risks register as a primary source for producing trended forecasts from current cost forecast baselines or control budgets - both phased (monthly, quarterly, annual) and full-cycle
Prepare and implement Company Cost Database, including roll-up levels and reporting cycle calendar
Developing and issuing various reports to appropriate stakeholders, including partner reports.
Provide cost input to monthly reports, dashboards, GPO and partner reports as required
Respond to requests for data (e.g., QPCF), data analysis, tools, presentation materials (e.g., QPR), etc.
Manage the Project Closeout
Support PS Lead to provide accurate cost information to the Construction Manager and Project General Manager (PGM) - provide clarity from complexity
Integrate across the project by linking engineering, PSCM, construction and commissioning to maintain alignment of cost reporting and forecasting
Holistic analysis of cost data and understanding how it relates to progress in the yards and the construction programme
Training and development of Azerbaijani and Georgian national employees
Manage the Master Control Estimate (MCE) update process for the delivery team on a six-monthly basis (part of the Cost and Schedule Verification Review - CSVR). Work with planning engineers, project delivery managers and the central cost team to understand and explain variances against previous MCE baselines (see Project Management of Change)
Contribute to Organisational Learning and ensure lessons learned and best practices are incorporated
Assist in the development of contractor supplier performance KPI's in order to monitor and influence the contractor's performance against the contract (including PCP requirements
Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Must be a self-starter that needs minimum support to operate on a daily basis.
* A proven delivery track record on major projects.
* Ability to work well in a team environment of mixed-experience, mixed-nationality cost engineers in the UK, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
* Able to maintain a strong performance culture within the SCPX project ensuring that the cost engineers are supported to deliver their activities.
* Influencing and communication skills in English language.
* Ability to work under own initiative and direct others.
* Excellent inter-personal skills and behaviours.
* Ability to produce good quality written reports and summary presentations - able to communicate clarity from complexity.
* Competent with computers and IT including experience of using standard productivity software (e.g. MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint)
* Able to use SAP, backbone and Kildrummy Cost Manager software
* Ideally has some experience of leading other cost engineers.
Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Degree in Science, Engineering or similar discipline (e.g. Quantity Surveying) Membership or Chartered Status of a recognised professional body
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