Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Financial Audit
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: TBD
Location: Houston, Texas, United States


Specific job duties or deliverables that the position requires which will also measure performance:

  • Ability to provide estimating assurance on estimates submitted by engineering and construction contractors in accordance with the client project guidelines
  • Ability to review project documents to validate that the contractor's estimate accurately reflects project scope of work
  • Ability to perform material take-offs from project scope drawings/documents providing estimated material and labor cost for all disciplines
  • Perform estimate quality assurance and all necessary cost analysis 
  • Provide feedback to engineering contractors as needed. Ensure revisions and corrections are correctly captured and reflected in latest estimate
  • Some experience working with conceptual estimates.  Demonstrate aptitude to ask the right questions when building a conceptual estimate 
  • Understand estimated ratios and metrics and compare against established benchmarks. Assist with KPI reporting
  • Conduct field walks to understand project scope and execution
  • Complies and participates with client safety programs and rules
  • Willingness to understand the P50 estimate philosophy and to develop estimates that achieve that departmental goal
  • Validate estimate hours against schedule durations and resource loading
  • Compare actual cost data against estimate and populate cost database
Experience and Qualifications Required:

  • Basic understanding of Project Controls
  • Experience working with engineering and procurement contractors is preferred
  • Basic Knowledge of Richardson Engineering Estimating
  • Proficient using MS Office suite of software (Excel, Power Point, Outlook) including the use of pivot tables, VLOOKUP, charts, and linking capabilities
Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of relative experience or minimum ten (10) years refining, manufacturing, or petrochemical experience in projects, turnarounds, and/or construction required
  • Proficient using AspenTech Capital Cost Estimator 10.1(ACCE) (mandatory requirement)
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good analytical, verbal, and written communications skills
  • Good interpersonal skills working in team environment
  • Ability to multitask - multiple projects in different phases of planning/execution
  • Detail oriented and demonstrated ability to consistently meet deadlines

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.