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Senior Cost Estimator

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 16/09/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
The Senior Cost Estimator will coordinate the cost estimating activities for projects from Development through execution. The Senior Cost Estimator will coordinate and supervise any additional funding requests. The Senior Cost Estimator is responsible for maintenance of the cost and quantity corporate database.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
* Establishing, monitoring and reviewing the cost estimate preparation process to ensure that proper methodology is being used
* Developing, populating and following Corporate cost estimating methodology and guidelines
* Planning and participating in Contractor's cost estimates kick-off meeting to establish all deliverable, including formats, WBS and cost estimate review schedule
* Ensuring project scope covered and alignment between the cost estimate and the project schedule and execution strategy
* Participating actively in the Quantitative Risk Assessment to support the contingency process
* Coordinating and maintaining the benchmarking analysis and estimating database
* Participating in evaluation of contractor(s) estimating capabilities
* Participating in Commercial Contract Evaluation
* Ensuring proper handover of estimated costs to cost control and final project estimating data
* Assisting in the change order or trends calculation and/or validation and supporting the preparation of cost estimates for change orders
* Preparing or reviewing early cost (Development, FEL 0-FEL 1) estimates
* Reconciling previous approved estimate versus current approved
* Maintaining document trail to facilitate internal audits of critical commercial internal control systems
* Maintaining project cost estimate documentation and data preservation procedures
* Additionally assisting with cost control duties when required

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Engineering or construction management degree
Significant cost estimating experience of large projects or multiple small projects in Upstream Projects: in assignments of increasing responsibility, complexity and scope
* Ability to work within a diverse cultural environment
* Demonstrated interpersonal/team building skills
* Transparent and open, communicates and shares knowledge
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* Proficiency in use of cost estimating and cost control software
* Knowledge of Project Controls, Cost Engineering, Planning & Scheduling
* Demonstrable ability to develop reports and presentations to management

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