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  • Job reference: RMS0125894

Cost Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Calgary
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 22/10/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (29/10/13)
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The Company:
Our client, a major owner/operating company, requires expertise for their ongoing oil sands mega-projects in Alberta.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

The Role:
To deliver standard, consistent and robust cost management frameworks and procedures to projects.

Principal Accountabilities include:
• Deliver consistent but appropriate cost management structures for major, complex projects.
• Roll-out of the emerging Company standard tools and processes, as appropriate for each project's life cycle development & execution phase.
• Provide project management support in the development of cost breakdown structures (CBS) and their population from the estimate.
• Develop Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and document Cost Time and Resource (CTR) sheets for phased cost estimates in line with the Company guidance notes for agreement and sign-off by the CTR budget holders.
• Provide project guidance for creation of accurate monthly cost reports, identifying variances from the plan on commitment, value of work done, changes and currency fluctuations against approved Authorities For Expenditure (AFEs).
• Develop and implement the change management process for projects. Provide guidance on trend analysis and the assessment of change impacts on cost.
• Participate in peer reviews and other Assurance events.
• Contribute to the development of junior staff through coaching and training in cost engineering practices, tools and techniques.
• Maintain and promote realism in the cost forecasts in the face of commercial pressure and optimism from project teams.
• Maintain consistency in cost bases through rigorous adherence to the controls processes.
• Drive and raise awareness of the importance of developing the cost management structure in early project phases.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Engineering Degree and/or Certification as a Cost Engineer or equivalent experience.
• Minimum 6 years industry experience in lead cost engineering positions.
• Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills
• Experience in managing small teams of junior personnel
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