Decommissioning Project Cost Consultant

Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Job Reference 1238265

Location Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Industry Oil & Gas - Offshore Oil

Function Budget / Cost Control

Job Type Contract

Date Added February 7, 2024

Decommissioning Project Cost Consultant

Location: Aberdeen
Contract: til end 2024 initially
Salary / Package: Ltd Co Day rate
Timeframe: ASAP

Recruitment Partner: Airswift                Account Manager: Karen Robertson

Key Skills: Decommissioning projects; Cost Engineering; Cost Estimating;

Our business
Our Operator client are recruiting for a Decommissioning Project Cost Consultant to join the team in Aberdeen.  Acting as the primary focal point for all cost engineering, control & estimating elements of a Decommissioning Project.

What can we offer you
Fantastic opportunity to work for a well renowned Oil & Gas Operator in a key role.
Excellent day rate
Hybrid working arrangements in place (4/1).

Key Responsibilities and background:
  • Focal point for all cost control matters.
  • Responsible for the coordination and oversight of all cost management, cost reporting and cost analysis for designated Projects.
  • Responsible for estimating deliverables on designated projects as and when required to support the assurance process or other key requirements.
  • Provide cost engineering and estimating support and cover to other Projects as required.
  • Compile project budgets, support Corporate and Joint Venture budgeting requirements and prepare project financial approvals (AFE’s) as and when required
  • Track, monitor and accurately report project commitments, value of work done (VOWD) and forecast costs in line with Decommissioning Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Provide accurate monthly reporting and input into overall project and wider business reporting cycles.
  • Duties will consist of recording of commitments within the appropriate Cost system and monitoring expenditure against the commitment, ensuring commitments and invoices are correctly coded, adequate funding is always in place and forecast costs are properly calculated and managed.
  • Liaise with job responsible engineers and workstream leads (including Site personnel) on cost related matters such as progress, milestones, variations on a contract by contract or well by well basis.
  • Interface with Well Delivery function and integrate key data into overall project reporting.
  • Liaise closely with Finance team to ensure accurate and consistent reporting of VOWD and forecasts.
  • The preparation of monthly Cost Reports, which includes the following;-
    • Ensure all Commitments and invoices have been recorded
    • Ensure Value of Work is re-evaluated based on most current data.
    • Interrogate data received from other team members.
    • Re-forecast estimate to complete/Forecast Final Costs and identify any area of concerns such as budget overruns, work/delivery slippages etc. which may impinge upon other cost areas.
    • Ensure Forecast expenditure phasing is aligned to current plan and also reflects data received from other discussions held with project team members.
    • Conduct trending analysis and generate additional graphical reports when required.
  • Take part in Project Monthly Performance reviews as required, both internally and externally.
  • Liaise directly with JV Partners to maintain established working relationship and ensure timely delivery of agreed reporting deliverables.
  • Provide input to and support Project Services Manager with monthly progress reporting deliverables.
  • Take an active role in the Management of Change process to ensure all project change is managed appropriately and there is consistency across all projects.

Critical Skills & Personal Attributes:
  • Typically holds a degree or relevant experience in Cost / QS / Commercial area.
  • Previous experience in decommissioning projects highly advantageous.  Alternatively major oil & gas projects experience may be considered.
  • Strong experience in cost estimating and engineering support within the oil & gas industry.

The next step
We have an exceptional team in place, and we are pleased to be able to appoint a further person to our growing business. We are aware that you may not ‘tick all the boxes’, but if you believe you can genuinely offer some valuable skills and experience to our business, please in the first instance contact our recruitment partner Airswift, and the account manager, Karen Robertson


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