For upstream projects in the oil and gas industry the cost estimating has to be done for the different project phases : such as concept, FEED and detail design.
Main responsibilities are :
Prepare detailed cost estimates by analyzing plans and specifications and performing quantity take-offs.
Break down all expenses and prepare reports to assist management in the organizing, planning and scheduling of work.
Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors.
Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, con-tractors and subcontractors.
Develop and issue to market requests for quotations.
Perform commercial bid evaluation based on received budgetary quotations.
Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.
Consult with vendors, clients and management per-sonnel to discuss estimates and resolve issues that may arise.
Presentation of estimates to the clients
Prepare project specific cost estimating solutions without supervision in order to meet the project goals
Coordinate different cost estimating activities with pro-ject engineers
Prepare organization, initiation, and follow-up of the project files and documentation, including maintaining the standard project files structure on project server.
Responsible to oversee all cost estimating related documents before being issued for Interdisciplinary Check and before submission to Clients
Responsible to implement all required cost estimating related measures to ensure quality at source
Train and mentor junior engineers
Academic education to BSc. level minimum in engi-neering estimation or comparable education
At least 7 years of experience in cost estimating, ide-ally in the upstream oil and gas
Experienced in technical consulting, planning and commissioning and familiar with all phases of EPC Contracts
Ability to identify changes and improvements to the technical documentation and procedures to reflect Client’s changing requirements.
Advanced knowledge of computer based systems in-cluding, ABC-4, Database Management Systems, Ex-cel, Word, Microsoft Office or equivalent software packages.
Advanced knowledge and application of appropriate international and Kazakhstan’s engineering standards
Sensitive to Client’s requirements and Client focused
Be proactive, a self-starter and ability to work without supervision
Systematic thinker and good organizational skills / time management
Strong personality with ability to be firm and persua-sive without authority
Team player within and across functions
Fluency in English and Russian