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Cost Estimate Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Ile-de-France
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/07/2011
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Job Title: Cost Estimate Engineer
Job Location: Ile-de-France
Rate/Salary: Negotiable
Duration: One year renewable
Residency: France/UK/Europe

The Company:
A Oil and Gas Operator

The Role:
Based in Head Office, the Cost Estimate Engineer reports directly the Development Engineering Manager and is responsible for
- Assisting both Projects & Affiliates in estimating the cost of surface equipment for a field development.
- Validate the estimation for surface development done by an operating partner for the non operated assets Working on acquisition projects.
- Implementing Project Cost Estimate guidelines & procedures.
- Establish the installation value for the insurance purpose Leading Cost Estimate studies both internally & outsourced.
- Estimating full field life cycle costing including abandonment
- Benchmarking operational and project costs
- Developing norms and standards for cost estimating
The role is also deeply involved in the Management System for issuing/reviewing procedures & processes for the group

- Implement DEP Cost estimate guidelines & procedures.
- Supervise the Operational and Project Cost Control Procedures & Processes.
- Assisting in the OPEX reduction analysis.
- Provide benchmark studies.
- Develop a cost estimate database.
- Assist to Peer reviews for development activities.
- Quote a development dossier done by the Process/development engineer using the appropriate methodology depending on the local situation (environment, local companies, local manpower, logistic, etc) and the market at this period of time.
- Calculate the cost for different units of a complete installation using the suitable tools, his own knowledge of the market, his personnel and professional experience.
- Analyse the risk having an impact on the investment costs.
- Evaluate the unexpected situation/events which could impact the investment cost.
- Value the quality and the accuracy of the cost estimation.
- Compare his estimation by benchmarking the results of similar investments.
- Prepare a dossier for the management of the company or partners approval of the investment.
- Comment and validate the estimations done by the partners or contractors for the projects where the company is involved.
- Collect, organise and file properly the feed back information coming from completed projects (technical characteristics, local conditions, contractors & suppliers and final costs).
- Follow up the market development and launch necessary investigation to capture the cost evolution from vendors, contractors and other Oil &Gas companies
- Maintain an update the regional markets knowledge.
- Create / improve the cost estimation methodology.
- Define and develop new tools for the estimations.
- Assist in providing look back and reporting information and reports on completed projects

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Relevant qualification in Quantity Surveying or Cost Engineering
- A minimum of 10 years experience in Development & Engineering in a senior role with strong cost estimate studies.
- Demonstrated experience of international E&P project management of multiple ongoing active projects in numerous areas of the world. Knowledge (technical, management, industry/sector knowledge).
- Fluent in English with French language skills an advantage

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Mike Graham at Fircroft on + 44 1925 25 3512
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