Senior Project Services Specialist - Estimating job in USA

Rate
Type
Contract
Location
USA
Region
Texas
Town
Houston
Required Residency
Posted By
Date Posted
5 Feb 2013
Expiry Date
Job Reference
Job Description

PURPOSE
Very senior position in Capital Cost Estimating targeting individuals who are looking to add real value and build a capital cost estimating body of knowledge, from the ground up, with an Oil and Gas industry Operator. The Project Services Specialist - Estimating will provide functional expertise in capital investment cost planning and estimating across projects by:

  • Developing and/or reviewing Capital Estimates for compliance and accuracy
  • Developing and maintaining a database of cost estimates and other key project completion data
  • Establishing and maintaining suitable systems and procedures for the development, compilation and review of cost estimates for Capital Investment

ATTRIBUTES

  • Plays a role in developing organizational talent in others
  • Has effective networking skills
  • Has strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Is able to work on and solve complex problems in area of expertise with limited to no direct supervision
  • Has original ideas and applies fresh approaches to problems; thinks strategically
  • Recognizes and differentiates risks and uncertainties, and identifies and communicates strategies for mitigation
  • Works independently on complex problems, able to make recommendations on project direction and scope
  • Effectively communicates results of work and is receptive to other ideas
  • Meets stated deadlines with high quality, accurate results

RESPONSIBILITIES

Implement cost management standards and procedures that 1 ) conform to corporate requirements, and 2) contribute to project success • Lead cost range analysis efforts on projects and model workshop outputs • Facilitate and guide Engineers to ensure compliance with the company’s estimating standards, procedures and preferred systems • Utilize actual data, to compile "assembly" libraries for unit rates, to be used in future estimate compilation • Verify and check Engineers' estimates prior to finalization; update benchmark libraries with additional information obtained during studies and project execution phases • Provide assistance to the Project Services Managers, as needed on all projects, particularly cost benchmarks needed to validate cost estimates • Maintain project historical schedule and cost performance reports and provide standard estimating formats to each Project Services Team • Advise project teams regarding setting up and maintenance of project cost control systems, including associated cost management support • Participate in functional and peer reviews, as necessary

EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate degree, preferably in engineering, construction, quantity surveying or business • Thorough knowledge of typical project cost management software tools • Minimum of 10 years continuous experience executing capital projects, and performing duties that are directly related to cost management and within the Oil and Gas industry • Successful track record at senior level in major oil & gas construction projects' Cost Estimating and Project Controls • Broad experience in successful project execution and management in all phases of projects, from inception through project close out • Superior project risk management skills • Computing, numerate, strategic planning and business analytical skills • Demonstrated capabilities in leadership, relationship management, influencing and communication skills • Experience working in a project environment operated by others, as well as with operated projects implementation under strict HSE Protocols

Qualifications
Bachelors Degree or equivalent

 
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