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Lead Cost Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Qatar - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/08/2013
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The Role:
The Lead cost Engineer will be a part of the Qatar Projects Hub Team and report directly to the Project services Lead. Leading a cost engineering team of 4 people to deliver, maintain and implement standard, consistent and robust cost management frameworks, tools and procedures to projects.

•Setting up the cost engineering structure to provide (one stop shop) back office support for projects in Qatar, in the range of $20 - 500Mln.
•Deliver consistent but appropriate cost management structures for projects;
•Roll-out and implement Company standard tools and processes, as appropriate for each project's life cycle development & execution phase;
•Provide project management support in the development of cost breakdown structures and their population form the estimate.
•Develop documented Cost Time and Resource (CTR) sheets for phased cost estimates in line with the company guidance notes for agreement and sign-off by the CTR budget holders.
•Provide project guidance for creation of accurate monthly cost reports, identifying variances from the plan on commitment and value of work done (VOWD);
•Preparation of monthly VOWD figures for projects and coordinate with Contractors.
•Preparation of project forecasts on a monthly basis and provide the project management with early warning on major variances to allow mitigations;
•Chair and manage monthly VOWD and trend meeting with contractors.
•Provide input into Monthly One Page reports.
•Preparation and input of yearly Work Plan and Budgets.
•Monitor and support the issue of accurate and timely invoices.
•Monitor and support the timely payment of Contractor invoices.
•Manage and support the RtP process.
•Monitor and support the WBS, CBS, IP, budget process for Projects.
•Develop and implement the change management process for projects. Provide guidance on trend analysis and the assessment of change impacts on cost
•Participate in peer reviews and other Assurance events;
•Support the planning group to provide performance management information and inclusion of the data in the monthly project reports;
•Provide guidance and direction to Contractors project services staff in order to meet company standards and requirements.
•Provide direction and coach Qatar Projects Hub cost Engineers in order to meet company standards and guidelines.

HSSE Leadership:
As a member of the Qatar Projects Hub, show up as a fantastic HSSE leader, continuing the outstanding safety performance seen to date in Qatar by genuinely believing in, and fostering a climate where there are no incidents and injuries and where people are truly cared about.


•Ensure integration with the Qatari relevant business teams;
•Present self and perform work in manners that meet the cultural particulars and sensitivities of the state of Qatar.
•Driving standard solutions and technologies
•Driving deployment (and improvement) of standarised project management practices and tools

•Project Control support for multiple projects.
•Managing multiple priorities from multiple stakeholders Project Engineers, Engineering & Construction Contractors, internal departments)
•Work independently with key responsibility for own projects.

Key Skills:
•Ability to manage self and multi-task
•Ability to Lead, coach and manage priorities.
•Ability to identify priorities and resolve problems and needs
•Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
•Ability to work in a Team environment
•Demonstrated skill in use of Microsoft Office
•High competence in reading and writing English

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Engineering Degree and/or Certification as Cost Engineer.
10-years in cost engineering and working a lead role of upstream and/or downstream major projects, prefer with Brown field exposure;
Project execution practical experience;
Track record of successfully contributing to project delivery of large-scale complex upstream/ midstream brownfield gas projects.
Experience in Middle East, knowledge of GTL and LNG are an advantage, front-end and commissioning experience as well as execution.
Proven leadership skills and strong personal drive in order to meet deadlines and specific targets.
Strong, and demonstrated, personal commitment to HSSE Leadership and experience in managing HSSE throughout all project phases
Experience building and leading teams, and in establishment of a new organisation
Broad knowledge and experience of Project Engineering techniques, tools and practices
Ability to work and manage in a multi-cultural environment
Expected to visit the worksites
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