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  • Job reference: RMS0133397

Cost Engineers

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Kenya
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/11/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (04/12/13)
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The Company:
Our Client is one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in Europe.

The Role:
Our Client requires two Cost Engineers to work back-to-back on 28/28 rotation to Nairobi, Kenya. The selected candidates will provide cost engineering services to the exploration and development team responsible for execution of Technical Projects.

Responsibilities may include:

• 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. The cost engineer maintains the change control systems, evaluates change notices, and determines cost impact of all affected areas. This activity is carried out in accordance with the Group Change Management process or the project specific change management process.
• 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 cashflows 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:
The incumbent must have a high level of technical competence in Cost Engineering. The work requires a high degree of computer literacy.
• Cost engineering or quantity surveying or materials and logistics experience is required
• Undergraduate degree is a requirement
• Exploration/Drilling

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Preferably experience of industry standard cost control systems such as Kildrummy or Cobra
• Preferably experience of managing costs associated with a 2 or 3 rig program
• Advanced skills in Microsoft products such as Excel, Powerpoint and Word.
• Experience in cost control, cost estimating, quantity surveying or materials and logistics within upstream oil & gas.
• Preferably experience of delivering major EPC projects in the oil & gas sector, typically managing a CAPEX spend.
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