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  • Job reference: RMS0104790

Cost Estimator/ Cost Engineering Lead

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Kazakhstan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/01/2012
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The Company:
A major, international oil and gas operator

The Role:
This residential position is part of a newly formed Project Development Directorate (PDD), based in Astana, responsible for designing and gaining partner alignments on the next major multi-billion dollar phases of field development.

Reporting to the Project Services Manager, this position is responsible for the budgeting, cost estimating, and overall cost engineering of next phases of field development.

Provide cost estimating, budgeting, and cost engineering support to the Developments Directorate, in the form of assurance of estimates, compilation of estimates for early screening opportunities and provide guidance and support in general to the Developments management team.

• Deliver timely and accurate estimates in accordance with the approved estimating processes and systems.

• Ensure all relevant parties are fully aware of their roles and deliverables with respect to the estimating process.

• Work with Project Execution in Aksai to develop and maintain cost estimating/cost engineering procedures (requirements), guidelines, and competence for all work in Kazakhstan.

• Develop project budgets

• Deliver timely and accurate cost reports

• Take ownership for estimating function and improvements, plus ensure integrity of data being processed.

• Focal point for all estimating and cost engineering requests.

• Provide early estimates in support of change control and activity prioritisation processes.

• Identify appropriate discipline resource mix and activity allowance uplifts dependant on the estimate maturity.

• Influence project to ensure compliance with the client Way.

• Support systems benchmarking throughout client and assist the implementation of best practices.

• Demonstrate visible leadership and commitment to excellent HSSE performance.

• Undertake cost and schedule quantitative risk analyses, using probabilistic techniques and use this to support the estimation and management of contingencies.

• Contribute to peer assists, peer reviews and functional reviews.

• Contribute to the client central knowledge base to assist in the development of best practice project controls guidelines and procedures.

• Ensure the capture of project close-out information and share with client to enable recycling of data to improve estimating and schedule preparation data resources.

Every individual has a duty to both themselves and those around them to ensure that safe practice is adhered to at all times. In addition to any specific accountabilities for HSSE, all employees are accountable for ensuring that they take care of themselves and adopt exemplary safe behaviours.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Able to demonstrate the required level of commitment to HSE, provide HSE leadership to the Project Controls team and identify and recommend HSE improvements within a project

Experience in the oil, gas, process or construction industries – upstream, mid-stream and down-stream, onshore and offshore facilities

Demonstrate expert in with some cost estimating/cost engineering tools, e.g. Que$tor, Kbase etc

Proven record in cost estimating and cost engineering on large development projects

Clear understanding of the interface requirements between cost estimating and planning/scheduling.

Strong numerical skills.

Minimum HNC / HND Degree qualified in an Engineering related discipline.

Proven capability to influence a wide variety of stakeholders with disparate agendas and motivations

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Educated to first degree in a relevant engineering discipline or Chartered Engineer.
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