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Cost Section Head

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Milan
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 12/02/2014
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The Company:
Our client is a Major Oil & Gas Operator who are currently looking for a Head of Cost Engineering for a project in the MENA. The role would be based in European preFEED/FEED/EPC contractors offices.

The Role:
Key Accountabilities
• Provide support to the Project Services Manager for all quantities and cost estimating activities
• Manage the cost estimating team
• Manage the quantities and cost estimating activities carried out by third party contractors
• Manage the estimating workload and delivery milestones in accordance with business priorities.
• Supervise and coordinate the development and upgrade of Cost Estimation data base/information system to ensure confidence whilst applying the procedures
• Lead benchmarking studies to compare cost estimates to internal and external metrics, including the interpretation of results.
• Enhance historical cost databases and knowledge management systems to share data within key stakeholders.
• Coordinate with other disciplines to gather the data/information required to perform the cost estimates in order to incorporate impact of inflation and market trends in the cost estimate
• Demonstrate visible leadership and commitment to excellent HSSE performance
• 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 accountability for HSSE, all employees are accountable for ensuring that they take care of themselves and adopt exemplary safe behaviours.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Experience in and thorough understanding of all aspects of project Cost (engineering, equipment, bulk materials, value engineering, construction contracts)
• Significant experience in the oil, gas, process or construction industries in a range of international locations
• Regulations, resolutions, instructions, orders and other guiding, methodical and normative documents relating to capital construction;
• Full cost management life-cycle including: cost estimating, base lining, time phasing, commitments, actual costs/value of work done, earned value management, trending and forecasting
• Extensive knowledge of all phases of major oil and gas projects e.g.: FEED, Engineering Procurement and Construction, Commissioning, Start-up etc, and experience of the project sanction process
• Understand and be able to prepare annual CAPEX & OPEX budget
• Experience of working on projects with joint venture partners.
• Team player mindset with ability to work in geographically diverse and m
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