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  • Job reference: RMS0126475


  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Iraq
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/06/2013
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The Company:
Our client are a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 90'000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future.

The Role:
We have a request to recruit a Senior Estimator to work for the South Gas Project in Iraq.

Position Title: Senior Estimator
Working Scheme: Commuter scheme (5/2 Commuting to Basra)
Desired Start Date: ASAP

Scope of work:

• Sr. Estimator for oil and gas facility heavy industrial construction capital projects.
• Develop Project estimate in the cost range of 1MM – 1000MM.
• Applies technical experience to interpret documentation, specifications, and design drawings.
• Assists in the development of estimating plan to establish estimate/proposal strategies.
• Evaluates, assess, and addresses situational factors such as complexities, conditions, and trends, etc.
• Effectively analyzes construction benchmarks and historical costs.
• Assists in the development of estimating basis identifying utilized estimating methodologies.
• Participates in presentation of estimates/proposals to management.
• Identifies potential risks, opportunities, and alternative solutions.
• Strives for continual process improvement and or efficiencies.
• Collectively maintains estimating historical benchmarking data base.
• Perform material take-offs and systematically estimate costs involving: Fabrication, Manufacturing, pressure vessel/piping systems and construction projects.
• Performs quality checks on estimates to ensure accuracy.
• Setup job and specs as well as enter take-offs into Estimating Software.
• Provides mentorship and guidance to Intermediate/Junior Estimator within the team.
• Assists in administering project estimating functions such work assignments, sequencing of priorities, etc as required by the Estimating Team Lead.
• Minimum 10 years of industrial estimating experience required with formal education.
• Attend and participate in team as well as functional meetings; provide insight with regards to current/outstanding issues and weekly progress.
• Attend and participate in site-visits, pre-bid meeting and post-bid meeting as required.
• Collaborate with other functions, engineering firms, and vendors to enhance project success; as required by the Estimating Lead.
• Ensures all documentation is relevant and available to support the development of estimates/proposals.


• Candidate must have a minimum 10 years of the oil and gas / refinery facility industrial estimating experience along with a formal education.
• Must be able to read and understand engineering drawings – ISO’s, P&ID’s, PFD’s, Plot Plans, etc.
• Expert computer skills: Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Estimating Software (ICARUS – Timberline).
• High computer skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Project), 3-D Modeling Software, Primavera Scheduling Software.
• Thorough knowledge of estimating techniques and strategies.
• Thorough knowledge of industrial construction.
• Having excellent organizational and decision making/problem solving skills.
• Ability to calculate mathematical extensions, analyze and understand construction drawings, associated documentation, contracts, cost coding systems, work breakdown structures, etc.
• Ability to assume responsibility and to interface and to communicate effectively with others, having strong interpersonal skills and self-motivation.
• 10+ years of extensive, practical and successful experience in organizing and preparing industrial cost estimates/proposals for construction projects would be considered equivalent for the formal education requirement.
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