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  • Job reference: RMS0144707

Cost Estimator

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Ras Laffan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/07/2014
  • Time left:
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The Company:
Our Client is the largest LNG producing company in the world, with an annual LNG production capacity of 42 million tonnes per annum (MTA), safely and reliably delivering LNG to customers around the globe from world-class facilities in Qatar.

The Role:
Specific Role Purpose
Develop and maintain accurate cost estimates ranging from high level concept or order of magnitude estimates through to detailed bid check estimate to support the Management of Change Process in selecting viable Projects and to support the budget management process.

Specific Accountabilities
1. Responsible for preparation of Project estimates to the required level of accuracy for onshore, offshore and subsea facilities, both brownfield and greenfield.
2. Produce accurate cost estimates with accuracy level corresponding to each Project Phase from high level concept or order of magnitude estimates through to detailed bid check estimate..
3. Responsible for development of capacity factored estimates and location factor adjustments.
4. Assess Project scope and main components to develop consistent ''building block'' estimates for each concept under consideration.
5. Perform uncertainty analysis and sensitivities on cost estimates, reflecting analysis of project risks.
6. Liaison with engineering and design teams as required to obtain accurate input information.
7. Produce detailed quantity take-offs from Engineering Documents.
8. Responsible for obtaining the budgetary quotes as required and for checking actual quoted material/equipment prices against norms and other data.
9. Develop and maintain local cost estimating procedures and systems in line with industry standards and internal guidelines.
10. Manage Estimating Data - Establish process to collect actual cost performance, condition and normalise data for future use, develop metrics and benchmarking information.
11. Benchmark against historical performance, industry norms and established KPI's.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience in project controls, including at least 5 years in Estimating and 5 years in Petrochemical or Industrial projects.
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management. Cost Estimating accreditation is preferred but not essential.
• Proficient in written and spoken English.
• Computer literate and proficient in the use of Estimating software and norms.
• Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at different organisational levels.
• Requires strong analytical, organisational and planning skills.
• Experience of risk based and probabilistic cost estimation techniques.
• Knowledge of stage gate project delivery process and the ability to deliver structured cost estimates appropriate to each phase, Brownfield and Greenfield onshore and offshore projects
• Ability to deliver benchmarking exercises utilising internal and industry wide data.