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Junior Estimator

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Azerbaijan
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 09/08/2019
  • Duration: 1 year
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The Role:
* Reporting to the Lead Cost Estimator, Azerbaijan, Georgia & Turkey (AGT), the cost estimator will provide cost estimating services focusing on, but not limited to, AGT projects. The cost estimator will produce project cost estimates and supporting information for all stages of projects and provide assurance that Cost Estimating process is being carried out in accordance with the COMPANY' S GPO Cost Estimating Procedure and guidelines.

* Demonstrate strong adherence to HSE standards by actively engaging COMPANY' S and contractors' teams with actions that contribute to delivering on COMPANY' S HSE expectations

Plans & Procedures
* Help to review and implement the project cost engineering procedure.
* Ensure compliance with financial, business and project processes.

Cost Estimating
* Demonstrate behaviours which promote a safe working environment.
* Establish and maintain working relationships with Project Service Managers, project teams, Global Concept Development (GCD), stakeholders, partners, functional experts and advisors.
* Prepare CAPEX cost estimates ranging from Order of Magnitude through to detailed Project Sanction Estimates
o Working with the global benchmarking team, compare cost estimates to internal and external metrics and benchmarks to demonstrate the cost competitiveness of the project.
o Define cost estimate norms including; engineering, construction and fabrication labour hours, productivities and wage rates
* Local Cost Benchmarking - Help maintain historical cost database and apply learning for improved project performance.
o Actively utilize the local cost database to measure project estimate performance.
* Be familiar with scope development best practice and fit-for-purpose parametric, conceptual material take-off (MTO), and detailed MTO estimating techniques.
* Support external and internal project assurance reviews including cost risk analysis using both deterministic and probabilistic (Monte Carlo) risk techniques
* Identify, analyze, and respond to project opportunities, risks, and uncertainties.
* Maintain compliance with COMPANY' S Published Guidelines and Common Processes as it relates to estimating and controls.
* Support project teams with stage-gate process and deliverables. Work with Project Team resources to complete all closeout requirements including lessons learned exercises

The Company:
A global Oil & Gas operator with extensive operations in the Caspian Region.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Must be a self-starter that needs minimum support to operate on a daily basis.
* A proven delivery track record on 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 projects team.
* Influencing and communication skills in English language.
* Excellent inter-personal skills and behaviours.
* Ability to produce good quality written reports and summary presentations.
* IT literacy, including experience of using MS Office applications, SAP and Backbone.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Demonstrable track record of experience and accountabilities, relevant to the job description described herein, gained on similar offshore/onshore oil & gas projects:
* Solid estimating experience on oil & gas facilities
* Solid experience interfacing and working together with owner and contractor project services personnel
* Solid experience working with internationally-based contractors
Solid experience closely aligned with job responsibilities

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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