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  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/10/2011
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The Company:
Our major Oil & Gas Client is in need of an Estimator in Houston, Texas.

The Role:
The principal accountabilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
•Methodologies and tools for Cost Estimates- Utilise cost methodologies and tools to produce cost estimates. Incorporate project complexity factors into project estimates and assemble key input data such as project objectives, scope and economic analysis. Formulate and validate methodologies for deriving quantities from design parameters. Perform uncertainty analysis and sensitivities on cost estimates, reflecting analysis of project risks. Manage reviews and audits of cost estimates. Benchmark against historical performance, industry norms and established KPIs.
•Assess prospect scope and main components to develop consistent "building block" estimates (Type-2) for each concept under consideration. Utilise Technical, Economical, Commercial, Organisational & Political (TECOP) profile to establish appropriate deterministic cost contingency.
•Translate the identified project scope and engineering deliverables into the estimate of capital expenditure costs for design, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and start-up of the hardware elements (Type-3). Estimate composed of detailed MTOs matched with detailed pricing and construction unit hours. Identify areas of uncertainty and apply appropriate allowances.
•Development of detailed project cost estimate (Type-4). Incorporation of project actuals to date and detailed MTOs matched with detailed pricing and construction unit hours for to-go costs.
•Develop Estimate Basis to document how estimate was developed.
•Manage Estimating Data- Establish process to collect actual cost performance, condition and normalise data for future use, develop metrics and benchmarking information.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Engineering Degree and/or Certification as a Cost Estimator or equivalent experience
•Minimum 8 years industry experience in lead estimator positions.
•Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills
•Fully versed with Cost Estimating Tools.
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