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Senior Cost Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Doha
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/01/2014
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The Company:
Our Client is a major operating company, currently involved in some of the largest energy projects in the world.

The Role:
Our leading client is currently seeking a Senior Cost Engineer based in Qatar working on a contract until March 2016.

To deliver, maintain and implement standard, consistent and robust cost management frameworks, tools and procedures to projects.

Duties and Accountabilities:
• 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;
• 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. Raising Networks/PR’s and assisting with Service Entries.
• 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;
• Preparation of project forecasts on a monthly basis and provide the project management with early warning on major variances to allow mitigations;
• 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 client standards and requirements.

HSSE Leadership - 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.

Qatar Relationship
- 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 standardised project management practices and tools

Special Challenges:
• 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 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:
Degree Qualified

Required Experience:
• SAP experience of PS module
• Minimum experience of 5-10 years in cost engineering of upstream and/or downstream major projects, preferably with Brown field exposure;
• Project execution practical experience;
• Track record of successfully contributing to project delivery of large-scale complex upstream or midstream brownfield gas projects.
• Experience in the Middle East, knowledge of GTL and LNG are an advantage, as is front-end and commissioning experience as well as execution.
• 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 organization / presence.
• Broad knowledge and experience of Project Engineering techniques, tools and practices
• Incumbent will be expected to visit the worksites as required to carry out her/his duties
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