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Cost Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Kenya
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 02/12/2013
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The Company:
Our client is a leading operator with oil and gas projects in multiple locations across Africa and Europe. Due to continued growth and to enable the support of operations we are now looking to appoint a Cost Engineer to be based in Kenya.

The Role:
The successful candidate will be tasked with the following key activity and responsibility:

• Provide cost engineering services to the exploration and development team responsible for execution of Technical Projects
• Preparation of Technical Project Approval documentation - both internal and external
• Maintains the job-specific code of accounts, in accordance with the approved project WBS
• Preparation of project specific Cost Control procedures and Work Methods where required
• Develops and provides project variances, trending and analysis of expenditures, and completion reports.
• Reviews project costs incurred by category, calculates future costs based on labour productivity, material price increases, subcontract, wage rates and risk analysis.
• Interfaces with the procurement and subcontracts to provide cost budgets for material requisitions and subcontract work packages for bid evaluation where appropriate
• To prepare cash flows and currency distribution forecast.
• Under general supervision, performs assignments requiring experience and knowledge of standard concepts within project controls.
• Management of project change including relevant trending project costs.
• Preparation and presentation of Project Control Reports on a monthly basis in line with a Project Reporting Calendar
• Preparation of Monthly Reports which includes interfaces with the various project team members to obtain the relevant data where applicable.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
We are therefore keen to receive applications from candidates with the following key skills and experience:

• Degree qualified
• Significant experience (8+ years) in cost control, cost estimating, quantity surveying or materials and logistics within upstream oil & gas.
• Experience of E&P or drilling projects – ideally previous management of costs for a 2 or 3 rig program
• Preferably experience of delivering major EPC projects in the oil & gas sector, typically managing a Capex spend.
• Software capability to include industry standard cost control systems such as Kildrummy or Cobra
• Advanced skills in Microsoft products such as Excel, Powerpoint and Word
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