Principal Cost Estimator – Londres, Reino Unido

Key Accountabilities

  • Deliver timely and accurate estimates in accordance with the approved estimating processes and systems.
  • Ensure all relevant parties are fully aware of their roles and deliverables with respect to the estimating processes.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Contractor estimators.
  • Participate and contribute to improving the estimating function, plus ensure integrity of data being processed.
  • Manage personal workload and delivery milestones in accordance with business priorities.
  • Ensure production of quality contractor estimates including application of appropriate norms, offshore allowances, unit rates etc.
  • Provide early estimates in support of change control and activity prioritisation processes.
  • Identify appropriate discipline resource mix and activity allowance uplifts dependant on the estimate maturity.
  • Evaluate alternative estimating systems & working practices with Contractor organisations.
  • Support systems benchmarking throughout the organisation and assist the implementation of best practices.
  • Demonstrate visible leadership and commitment to excellent HSSE performance.
  • Undertake cost and schedule quantitative risk analyses using probabilistic techniques and use this to support the estimation and management of contingencies.
  • Contribute to peer assists, peer reviews and functional reviews.
  • Contribute to the central knowledge base to assist in the development of best practice project controls guidelines and procedures.
  • Ensure the capture of project close-out information and share to enable recycling of data to improve estimating and schedule preparation data resources.

Unique Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Attribute

  • Technical professional with experience in the oil and gas or petro-chemical industry.
  • Evidence of having performed well in a similar role.
  • Knowledge of all phases of major oil and gas projects e.g.: FEED, Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC), Commissioning, Start-up etc, and experience of the project sanction process.
  • Knowledge of major oil and gas technologies and processes, including offshore, subsea and onshore.
  • Hands-on experience of using proprietary estimating tools including Questor, K-Base /CCE and similar.
  • Experience of working on projects with joint venture partners.
  • Experience of both brown field and green field developments.
  • Educated to first degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • Chartered member of a relevant discipline preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to challenge others in a constructive manner and negotiate with internal peers and partner representatives to influence plans.
  • Good team player with a pro-active and flexible attitude, and able to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Fluent in English, additional language skills would be desirable e.g. Portuguese, Spanish

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