Intermediate Cost Estimator

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Job Reference 1237599

Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Gas

Function Budget / Cost Control

Job Type Contract

Date Added January 25, 2024

Airswift is seeking a Cost Estimator to work with one of our clients in the oil and gas industry in Calgary, AB, on a 12-month contract.

The Cost Estimator (CE) is accountable for developing cost estimating deliverables for a wide range of projects at various levels of definition for the Company Canada Capital Projects department. This position is part of the Project Services team and will functionally report to the Risk & Estimating Team Lead.

• Prepares and reviews all types of estimates such as, ROM (Class V+), Early FEL (AFS/AFF) and Execution (AFE) estimates; using different techniques, such as conceptual, factored and quantity-based estimates.
• Develops MTO’s from P&IDS or reviews MTO’s provided by 3rd party vendors.
• Participates in the projects Gate Assurance process by developing and supporting multiple deliverables, including (but not limited to) estimates, estimate basis documents, benchmarking reports and closing of assurance findings.
• Supports the Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) sessions to provide the required information for the Cost Risk Analysis.
• Participates in evaluation of contractor(s) estimating capability, if required.
• Supports the bids evaluation process by performing cost validation and normalization of proposals.
• Establishes proper cost estimate methodology & documentation.
• Identifies cost estimate deliverables and comply with delivery dates.
• Sets contingency according to procedure.
• Reviews estimates with major contractors and sets the guidelines that the contractors use in producing estimates.
• Coordinate with construction, supply chain, site services and operations teams to obtain their inputs and endorsement for the relevant sections of the TIC estimate.
• File all Estimating information in the corresponding repository.
• Assist in the development of staffing plans and indirect estimates with coordination with the discipline and execution managers.
• Supports the creation and maintenance of the Canada Capital Projects estimating database.
• Supports projects close-out process by preparing analysis reports comparing initial estimates to final project actual costs.
• Supports the change management process by providing guidance on budget breakdown and contingency usage.

• Degree or Technical Certificate, or equivalent work experience.
• 5-10 years of experience in Cost Estimating of heavy industrial projects, preferably in the Oil & Gas field.
• Working knowledge of all phases of large/complex industrial projects from conception to completion.
• Proficiency with Microsoft O365 applications: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, MSTeams and Word.
• Basic knowledge of EPC/M practices and related impacts on cost
• Solid knowledge of estimating norms for industrial projects in Northern Alberta and Northern BC.
• Willing and able to travel 10% of the time on a yearly basis, if required.
• Must be legally authorized to work in Canada.

• Knowledge of the different types of contracts and how they apply to the budgeting of projects (unit rate, cost reimbursable, lump sum).
• Ability to assertively discuss estimate quality with management.
• Collaborative interpersonal communication style.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Basic knowledge of risk analysis and risk management process.
• Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals.
• Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical.
• Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged opinions, then influences, and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results.

• All duties will be performed in accordance with Company HSE policies and SPIRIT values.
• This role is based in the Calgary office but could require infrequent short trips to Company sites in Alberta and British Columbia.
• Calgary office work schedule is Hybrid (8 hours per day), with observance of statutory holidays in the province of Alberta. Working in the office Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays; and working from home Wednesdays and Fridays.
• The contract is for 12 months with potential to be extended, as per portfolio requirements.


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