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  • Job reference: RMS0142583

Project Cost Estimator

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Halifax
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/05/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (13/06/14)
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The Company:
Our client, a major owner/operating company, seeks expertise for offshore mega-projects in Canada.

This opportunity is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only. First consideration will be given to residents of Newfoundland & Labrador.

The Role:
The Project Cost Estimator provides direct support to the Project by preparing the Project Cost Estimate and evaluating the information for completeness and accuracy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Leads the development of the Project Cost Estimate
- Establishes appropriate estimating tools and processes suitable for the Project
- Applies standard Company practices and industry norms
- Works with Technical Leads to obtain cost input data for Estimate
- Evaluates quality of cost input data based on a number of factors, including (but not limited to) work scope definition, benchmarking / historical norms (both in local area and globally), quoted pricing vs. assumptions, etc.
- Determines appropriate contingency for elements based on known vs. assumed data
• Develops project spend profile based on input from Planner and Technical Leads, and using standard company and industry practices
• Completes additional estimate-related Project deliverables, eg. Estimating Basis Memorandum, Estimate Confidence Package, etc.
• Supports the Project Cost Analyst as required in preparation of Cost Reports and tracking

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• University degree in Business Administration, Engineering or a technical certificate in Construction Management, or equivalent project experience.
• A minimum of ten years of directly related estimating experience (emphasis on major projects) in the upstream oil and gas industry
• Strong orientation towards and appreciation of the importance of business systems and processes
• Advanced level proficiency in project planning and cost estimation, execution, scheduling, and project controls (including strong analytical skills)
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with a variety of stakeholders
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