Stavanger, Norway

Job Reference 1191047

Location Stavanger, Norway

Industry Oil & Gas - Offshore Gas

Function Other

Job Type Contract

Date Added July 3, 2023

Airswift is currently looking for an eestimator  to work with our client 

Position : Estimator

Duration: 12 months renewbale contract

Starts : Sept

Location: Stavanger, Norway 

Key responsibilities:

Responsible for development and management of all estimating deliveries to the Project. As part of this be able to present life cycle cost through case books and be confident at developing top-down weight/quantity estimates at appropriate level of details reflecting the estimating class. The estimator shall ensure the proper application of all company estimating function processes and procedures, along with compliance checks of both Internal, Contractor and/or Alliance Partner estimating deliverables as appropriate. 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.

Main tasks
• Be company’s Subject Matter Expert within early phase estimating.
• Preparing and review cost estimates including calculating contingency premiums and escalation requirements in line with the company's current policies
• Maintain and build early phase estimating case book which is compliant to Company estimating tools and methodologies. As part of this formulate methodologies for deriving quantities from design parameters. Perform scenario comparisons and uncertainty analysis and sensitivities on cost estimates, reflecting analysis of project risks.
• 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 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 based on 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 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
• Coordinate all disciplines internally to ensure that estimates reflect the current status / maturity of design

Qualification requirements:
• Degree in the field Engineering / Industrial Economics / Quantity Surveying or equivalent education
• Minimum of 8 years’ 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 weight/quantity estimating/early phase 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

Personal characteristic
• 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 estimating 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
• Behaviour in accordance with “SAFER” values


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