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Lead Cost Engineer - Fabrication

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Batam, Indonesia
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/07/2011
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Job Title: Lead Cost Engineer - Fabrication
Job Location: Batam, Indonesia
Rate/Salary: Negotiable Rate
Duration: 12 Months
Residency: International

The Company:
An international EPC Company involved in LNG and Mining Projects.

This position is on a major multi billion dollar LNG project now in fabrication and construction.

The role is based on the fabrication yard in Batam, Indonesia. The successful contractor will either live in Batam on a residential basis for the duration of the role, or on a rotation of 8 weeks on, 2 weeks off.

The Role:
The Lead Cost Engineer is the sole Cost Engineer on site so the role will involve some hands on work.

Main responsibilities include:

Overview, monitoring and analysis of the Fabrication contractors cost performance
Generation and analysis of monthly Commitment, VOWD, FFC and cash phasing data and reports for the fabrication contract and the Owners / JV site management team. Input into the PCMS cost control system.
Working with the site Contracts team and QS’s to ensure that forecasts are accurate, invoices are checked and approved on a timely basis and that site instructions, PDNs and claims are handled and processed in line with project procedures. This to include monitoring of overall RFA value and drawdown of contract allowances.
Generation and management of the site cost trend documentation and register.
Facilitate cost control of the site management team costs by providing accurate and visible cost related data to the site manager and project controls manager. Cost control of local purchase orders and sub-contracts
Involvement in project risk analysis exercises and regular risk review meetings.
Review and approval of contractors cost control and management of change procedures.
Set up and maintain Project Change Control system to record and agree changes to Budgets.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
This is a mega project and the incumbent must have significant major project site experience in a lead/senior cost engineering role, candidate must also be an excellent communicator and a strong character in order to be able to represent the Owners position when differences of opinion / analysis occur.


Candidates should have extensive knowledge and experience of working within Project Cost Controls. Able to work mainly unsupervised but also as part of a broad-based team. Candidate should also be comfortable with communicating at all levels both within the Project Controls discipline and wider operational organisation.

The skills required for this role will have typically been acquired through the completion of a relevant undergraduate degree and/or equivalent discipline along with substantial relevant experience.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Technically proficient in MS office, PCMS and CMS

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Rebecca Maratos at Fircroft on +61 8 9262 6207 or email
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