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Lead Cost Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Qatar - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/02/2014
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The Role:
• Meets HSE accountabilities/ competencies for the position
• Must understand and is responsible for the practical application of enterprise turnaround Downstream Standards including, but not limited to:
- Downstream Turnaround Work Process
- Turnaround Estimating and Budgeting Recommended Practice
- Turnaround Cost Control Recommended Practice
- Turnaround Finance Standard

• Implements cost management and reporting processes for the T/A execution plan, consistent with the Downstream Turnaround Finance Standard, and Downstream Recommended Practices in Estimating & Budget, and Cost Control.
• Establishes/ complies with the WBS in GSAP/ SAP and Primavera. Responsible for setup of each event WBS in the cost forecasting tool, with proper tracking through work orders and purchase orders
• Responsible for the assembly of budgets for all turnaround events at the site, compliant with the recommended practice. Actual data will come from the individual event teams.
• Responsible for assembling the estimates at each phase for each turnaround event
• Responsible for preparation and assembly of pre-spend budgets (FED IP)
• Responsible for preparation and submittal of required cost reports per department per event for all phases.
• Develops craft composite rates for estimating purposes, if required.
• Responsible for integrating scope growth, contingency, addenda, and discovery into the current forecast
• Utilizes and validates force report information during execution, including the gate log IT system.
• Oversees and directs all work activities in the turnaround cost group
• Responsible for validating all invoices per department, ensuring proper coding to required purchase orders, the approval for payment process, and the entering of service entries if required.
• Responsible for reconciliation of cost forecasting tool (PCF) and accounting tool of record (SAP / GSAP)
• Responsible for closing of each Turnaround WBS to meet Financial Standard requirements including closing POs and Work Orders.
• Defines and categorizes contingency by means of performing a risk assessment using a Monte Carlo approach for estimate quality.
• Sets up Vendor files including billing rates, rate codes, and copies of all contract T&C's that impact cost.
• Assists the Contracts / Procurement group with contractor reporting requirements and ensures appropriate language is included in all contracts.
• Reviews all PO’s as issued per vendor per resource type and perform T&C analysis
• Assists with training and contractor personnel on reporting requirements and flow processes
• Verifies other committed cost information against contract T&C’s
• Collects from SAP / GSAP all purchased material, warehouse issues, and outside shop costs
• Enters all committed cost data into cost forecasting tool (PCF)
• Enters all on-site contractor labor cost from time sheets or electronic Payroll Summary template.
• Supervises and directs all activities for support staff including Cost Engineers, Cost Administrators, and clerks assigned to Turnaround Planning
• Approves all invoices to insure compliance with approved contract T&C’s and POs then forwards to Imaging.
• Conducts random quantity surveys of daily information received
• Conducts random audits of contractor personnel and compares to field force reports
• Analyzes all cost data, flags troubled areas, communicates all exceptions to budget holders.
• Reports “earned value” and productivity of all key contractors.
• Provides Forecast at Completion (FAC) and Estimate To Complete (ETC) reports in approved format.
• Participates in the Lessons Learned and Lookback process for select turnaround events.
• Is mindful of and continues to look for opportunities to reduce and control both turnaround scope and cost.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• 5 Years + Experience in planning & executing turnarounds
• 10 Years experience in turnaround or project controls
• Computer skills – SAP, GSAP, Excel, Project Controls Forecasting Tool (PCF) – SKILL – MASTERY

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Written and verbal communication skills
• Customer focus - KNOWLEDGE
• Works effectively in a Team environment and build consensus - SKILL
• Computer skills - PowerPoint, Word, Outlook – SKILL
• Leadership and coaching skills – KNOWLEDGE
• Create and manage change – AWARENESS
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