Senior Project Cost Estimator

Posted 15 March 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
Contact NameEmma Smart

Job description

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Senior Project Cost Estimator, based in Aberdeen.

* Support company and project HSE goals and all HSE related initiatives. Encourage personal safety and wellbeing of co-workers by regularly addressing HSE behaviour.
* Utilise cost methodologies and tools to produce cost estimates inclusive of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up scope and costs.
* Incorporate project complexity factors into project estimates and assemble key input data such as project objectives, scope and execution plan.
* Formulate methodologies for deriving quantities from design parameters.
* Perform scenario comparisons and sensitivity analysis across project concepts reflecting analysis of project risks.
* Support review and assurance of cost estimates. Lead peer assists and peer reviews utilising the Peer / Team Lead Estimate Review Checklist. Support ESARs as required.
* Benchmark against historical performance, industry norms and established KPIs
* Assess prospect scope and utilise the company's standard tools and processes to deliver consistent conceptual estimates at Type 0/1.
* Assess prospect scope and utilise the company's standard tools and processes to deliver consistent "building block" estimates at Type 2 and Type 2+.
* Support process to collect actual cost performance, condition and normalise data for future use, develop metrics and benchmarking information.
* Support process to store Estimate files in a consistent, secure location.
* Deliver project benchmarking at the appropriate level to check estimate results from top-down verses both internal and external comparable data.
* Work with IPA forms and reports to understand comparison of the company's projects to industry data.
* Develop simplified cost estimates for use in probabilistic analysis. Support probabilistic cost and schedule risk analysis workshops.
* Facilitate deterministic risk analysis workshop using Technical, Economical, Commercial, Organisational and Political (TECOP) profile to establish appropriate deterministic cost contingency.
* Use the company's and local tools to determine the appropriate deterministic or probabilistic contingency.
* Ensure compliance and utilisation of the company's standard tools and processes.
* Lead Scope and Quantity reviews with discipline engineers to ensure scope completeness and collaborate with planning to ensure alignment between the project estimate and project schedule.
* Proactively contribute to targeting the number of concept scenarios to benefit project decisions.
* Identify areas of uncertainty and apply appropriate allowances.
* Timely delivery of all reports and information that meets the functional requirements of stakeholders.
* Perform estimate data gathering and analysis, to enable maintenance and update of estimating tools, including analysis of escalation factors in collaboration with C and P.
* Actively assist knowledge sharing across the team and projects.
* PSIF - support scaled PSIF delivery for each opportunity.
* ESFS - deliver the ESFS for each appropriate opportunity following the company and local guidance.
* ESBR - deliver the ESBR for each opportunity following the company and local guidance.
* Customer feedback - collect customer feedback after the completion of each opportunity.
* SharePoint upload - upload the schedule, estimate and ESBR to the service delivery area after the completion of each opportunity.
* Estimate tracker - update the estimate tracker for all front-end opportunities.
* Reviews- undertake the appropriate assurance reviews (PEER, line and TA).

Experience & Qualifications:
* Engineering Degree and/or Certification as a cost estimator or equivalent experience
* Relevant industry experience including lead estimator positions.
* SPA Level 1 Estimating attained.
* Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills
* Fully versed with Cost Estimating principles, techniques and industry standard tools.
* Good understanding of all phases of the project delivery process.

Contract position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference: TR/065506.

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.