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Assignment Description

  • Prepare and or validate project cost estimates at the various stages of the project, 
  • Facilitate quantitative risk assessments for cost and schedule, and will actively be involved in project execution reviews
  • Align the development and review of Capital Cost Estimates with Company requirements.
  • Follow procedures and instructions for preparation and maintenance of project estimates, plans and schedules.
  • Develop and implement new tools that improve the cost estimating process.
  • Participate in evaluation of contractor(s) estimating capabilities.
  • Participate in Contractor’s cost estimate kick-off meetings to establish required deliverables, including formats and cost estimate review schedules.
  • Maintain active engagement with Business Unit estimators during the project approval process and provide support during execution reviews and/or requests for supplemental funding.
  • Work with Planning/Scheduling and Cost Control in the development of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS).
  • Monitor and review the cost estimate preparation process to ensure that proper methodology is be used.
  • Ensure appropriate alignment between cost estimates, project schedules, execution strategies and contracting strategies.
  • Facilitate Quantitative Risk Assessments to support the calculation of cost and schedule contingency.
  • Estimate escalation cost based on Procurement guidelines and project schedules.
  • Provide input to Contract Strategies
  • Facilitate the re-compilation of approved cost estimates to align with project WBSs and Contracting Strategies
  • Assist in the calculation of costs associated with change orders and/or trends.
  • Ensure the integrity of and input data to the cost and quantity corporate database.
  • Participate in Integrated Reviews during the project stage gate approval process. 
  • Track the success of all estimates and schedules for budget versus completion accuracy.

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or construction management preferred.
  • Minimum 15 years cost estimating or related experience of large projects or multiple small projects in the industry in assignments of increasing responsibility, complexity and scope. 
  • Computer knowledge (Microsoft programs) 
  • Domestically and internationally mobile for business travel 
  • Ability to work within a diverse cultural environment 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal/teambuilding skills 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Project Controls, Cost Engineering, Planning & Scheduling, and general project execution. 
  • Demonstrable ability to develop clear, concise reports and presentations to management.
  • Proficient in use of cost estimate software. (AspenTech Capital Cost Estimator; Oil and Gas Manager, Que$tor, etc.) 
  • Experience in Oil & Gas or Petrochemical industry projects


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Melissa Macklin





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