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  • Job reference: RMS0109534

Cost Estimator

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Paris
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 30/05/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (06/06/12)
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The Role:
Purpose:
Provide reliable estimation for capital expenditures (surface installations) during the Concept Selection & Pre-Project Phases, on the basis of technical definition provided by Project team members, following estimating policies and procedures established by COMPANY, and validating such estimates with COMPANY’s Cost Estimation Department.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
The job holder is accountable for:
Providing reliable Capital Expenditure for the elaboration of budgets or for project gate decision (screening, conceptual, pre-project).
Validating Capital expenditure estimates provided by subcontractors.
Benchmarking cost estimates by securing access to actual cost data for North Caspian off-shore developments.

The job holder is responsible for:

Performing cost estimates at various levels (Prospects, Preliminary, Conceptual and Pre-Project):
Estimating the various components (equipment, bulk, construction etc.) of a cost estimate
Assessing and indicating quality of the technical definition
Identifying specific risks and defining exclusions of the cost estimate

Defining accuracy of the cost estimate and level of contingencies
Building new cost estimating models as appropriate
Preparing both deterministic and probabilistic (risked) estimates as appropriate
Validating cost estimates prepared by subcontractors, adding owners costs and contingencies to the EPC costs provided.
Compiling technical information necessary to perform estimates, identifying, in advance, any missing information to be required to the entity giving the technical definition and following-up regularly till completion of technical definition.
Evaluating available data on local market and contractors.
Estimating general and administration costs (dedicated).
Participating / validating cost risk analysis.
Participating in market surveys (price levels, available contractors, etc.).
Performing or controlling feed-back analyses.
Development and updating cost data bases.
Development of specific estimating tools when needed.
Participating in the definition of software and IT needs
Mentoring and coaching junior cost estimator(s) and assuring an adequate level of supervision when delegating part of a cost estimate or other job.
Transferring experience within the team, especially to RoK National staff.


Job location : Paris with potential missions to Astana, Atyrau, London, The Hague, Houston

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The job holder must have:
Engineering background, many years of proven professional experience in cost estimation, including experiences in different countries.
Fluent English (written and spoken)

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
The job holder must have proven:
Excellent understanding of the technical and operational aspects of the O&G industry
Ability to quickly understand and analyze a project and its related issues
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Good organizational skills
Ability to realize written and spoken synthesis
Open mindness, diplomacy, resistance to stress
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