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Assignment Description

Responsible for development and management of all estimating deliveries to the Project, provide cost risk modelling and benchmarking support. The estimator shall be part of a multidiscipline team, and is expected to actively seek advice and perspectives from colleagues and leaders to develop a robust integrated estimate. He / she is expected to perform commercial and technical reviews and make decisions and recommendations.

• Preparing and review cost estimates including calculating risk premiums and escalation requirements in line with the company's current policies
• Develop the estimate in accordance with corporate standard WBS methodology for each phase, that properly reflects the project scope, interfaces and execution methodology
• Liaise with Planning and/or Cost Disciplines in order to ensure proper alignment between Cost/Estimate and Schedule
• Provide analysis and review of estimate supplied by contractor companies, internal corporate business units and/or alliance partners as appropriate
• Provide input to Corporate Business Controlling Group as part of the Long Range Planning process as required
• Perform estimate close-out activities to ensure proper data experience capture
• Assist with maintenance, development and ensure the quality of the estimation tools and methods
• Present the estimate for the project management and project assurance reviews for approval
• Ensure that the estimates are traceable and are anchored on the basis of the Norwegian experience database & industry benchmarks
• Ensure that estimate premise is agreed, work scope and interpretation of input is understood and accepted
• Conduct quality control of contractors' cost estimates to ensure that they meet the company's requirements for code structure, presentation format and quality criteria
• Develop the project estimate, basis of estimate, benchmarking and estimate report for EXPEX, CAPEX, DRILEX, OPEX and ABEX costs associated with the project
• Quality ensure that the company's estimation procedure underlie and are used for all cost estimates
• Ensure quality of estimating input from other company business units
• Assist with maintaining and updating the company's experience database of "As-Built" data. Including, ensuring at all times; rates, norms and estimation factors available from Design contractors are accepted, approved and applied in completed estimates
• Coordinate all disciplines internally to ensure that estimates reflect the current status / maturity of design
• Implement and coordinate cost risk analysis as required

Qualifications Required

• Bachelor degree in the field Engineering / Economics or equivalent education
• Minimum of 5yrs experience in similar project estimation position within the oil and gas industry, including a minimum of 3 years as a cost estimator in large construction projects. (10yrs experience if no engineering qualification is possessed)
• Have an in-depth understanding of offshore development project execution methodology and the associated Decision Gate processes and developing cost estimates in the oil & gas industry
• Be an advanced user of Microsoft Excel software
• Preparation of estimates in line with the Norwegian standard cost coding system
• Understanding Norwegian estimate classification system and its application
• Benchmarking project cost estimates
• Writing project estimate reports and the basis of estimate
• Quantifying project risks and their potential impacts to the project estimate
• Have experience of building and running risk models using industry standard tools is desirable
• Presenting project estimates to management and the project assurance reviews
• Experience of working on tender evaluations, preparation of bid check estimates and review of quantities in bids is desirable

• Self-starter with a strong delivery focus, excellent problem solving and analytical skills
• Ability to work independently, manage processes and be proactive to get involved
• Is positive, service-minded and quality conscious
• Strong and effective communication skills. Willing to receive/give constructive feedback.
• Flexible and adaptable to handle changing priorities and new tasks
• Open minded team player with ability to influence, share knowledge and interface with a wide range of teams / disciplines / strategic partners
• Able to drive continuous improvement, using Lean methodology, towards providing a best in class planning service
• Can work in a deadline driven environment and can handle many activities at once
• Able to “speak data” and utilize digital technology and translate it into more efficient work processes and higher productivity

Duration 01.02.2024 - 01.02.2027
Location Stavanger

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