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Project Services Specialist - Estimating

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/04/2013
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The Role:
Very senior position in Capital Cost Estimating targeting individuals who are looking to add real value and build a capital cost estimating body of knowledge, from the ground up, with an Oil and Gas industry Operator. The Project Services Specialist - Estimating will provide functional expertise in capital investment cost planning and estimating across projects by:
• Developing and/or reviewing Capital Estimates for compliance and accuracy
• Developing and maintaining a database of cost estimates and other key project completion data
Establishing and maintaining suitable systems and procedures for the development, compilation and review of cost estimates for Capital Investment Projects

• Implement cost management standards and procedures that:
1 ) conform to corporate requirements, and 2) contribute to project success
• Lead cost range analysis efforts on projects and model workshop outputs
• Facilitate and guide Engineers to ensure compliance with company CSG estimating standards, procedures and preferred systems
• Utilize actual data, to compile "assembly" libraries for unit rates, to be used in future estimate compilation
• Verify and check Engineers' estimates prior to finalization; update benchmark libraries with additional information obtained during studies and project execution phases
• Provide assistance to the Project Services Managers, as needed on all projects, particularly cost benchmarks needed to validate cost estimates
• Maintain project historical schedule and cost performance reports and provide standard estimating formats to each Project Services Team
• Advise project teams regarding setting up and maintenance of project cost control systems, including associated cost management support
• Participate in functional and peer reviews, as necessary

• Plays a role in developing organizational talent in others
• Has effective networking skills
• Has strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
• Is able to work on and solve complex problems in area of expertise with limited to no direct supervision
• Has original ideas and applies fresh approaches to problems; thinks strategically
• Recognizes and differentiates risks and uncertainties, and identifies and communicates strategies for mitigation
• Works independently on complex problems, able to make recommendations on project direction and scope
• Effectively communicates results of work and is receptive to other ideas
• Meets stated deadlines with high quality, accurate results

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree, preferably in engineering, construction, quantity surveying or business
• Thorough knowledge of typical project cost management software tools
• Minimum of 10 years continuous experience executing capital projects, and performing duties that are directly related to cost management and within the Oil and Gas industry
• Successful track record at senior level in major oil & gas construction projects' Cost Estimating and Project Controls
• Broad experience in successful project execution and management in all phases of projects, from inception through project close out
• Superior project risk management skills
• Computing, numerate, strategic planning and business analytical skills
• Demonstrated capabilities in leadership, relationship management, influencing and communication skills
• Experience working in a project environment operated by others, as well as with operated projects implementation under strict HSE Protocols
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