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Estimating Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/08/2013
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The Company:
Leading oil and gas company based in Houston.

The Role:
To manage LNG project with regard to cost estimates, benchmarking.

• Management and development of the cost estimating systems and processes.
• Ensure production of quality capex and opex estimates and deliver these in accordance with the approved estimating processes and systems meeting the agreed required by dates.
• Produce basis of estimate and basis of construction documents to support estimates.
• Manage changes to estimates to enable clear communication of the reason for movements.
• Ensure integration and coordination of estimates with project schedules.
• Participate in project assurance reviews at all stages of the project.
• Support the development of best practice estimating guidelines and procedures.
• Provide leadership and direction to the Contractor estimators and their own team.
• Manage the contractor estimate review process ensuring sufficient challenge and rigour.
• Participate and contribute to improving the estimating function, plus ensure integrity of data being processed.
• Manage personal workload and delivery milestones in accordance with business priorities.
• 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.
• Evaluate alternative estimating systems & working practices with Contractor organisations.
• Support systems benchmarking throughout and assist the implementation of best practices.
• Demonstrate visible leadership and commitment to excellent HSSE performance.
• Support and coordinate the activities of third party estimating analysis.
• Undertake cost and schedule quantitative risk analyses, using probabilistic techniques and use this to support the estimation and management of contingencies.
• Coordinate the estimating and schedule input to economic models.
• Contribute to peer assists, peer reviews and functional reviews.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Technical professional with experience in the oil and gas or petro-chemical industry, but with a considerable knowledge of LNG liquefaction and gasification cost estimating.
• Evidence of having performed well in a similar role.
• Knowledge of all phases of major oil and gas projects e.g.: Feasibility, FEED, Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC), Commissioning, Start-up etc, and experience of project stage gate and sanction process.
• Knowledge of major oil and gas technologies and processes, including offshore, subsea and onshore.
• 12 months+ duration
• 15 years + experience
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