Company: NES Fircroft
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: Associates/2 yr Degree/Diploma
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
This job posting is for Senior EstimatorThe Opportunity:Working within US Natural Gas Projects Business Unit, based in Houston, Texas and reporting to the Estimating Manager, the Senior Cost Estimator will be responsible for the assurance and governance of all estimating activities across a diverse portfolio of capital projects across the organization. As a trusted partner to our customers, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with project teams and other key stakeholders to review, validate, and document capital cost estimates ranging from $100 million to multibillion dollars values.In addition, the Senior Cost Estimator will also be responsible for developing, maintaining, and updating estimating procedures and guidelines and support the continuous calibration of the estimating tool, Cleopatra.We are seeking a driven and detail-oriented individual who has knowledge and experience in not only estimating, but also has a broad understanding of project controls. This individual will have the proven skills, competencies and capacity to analyze and present findings with a continuous improvement mindsetWhat You'll Do• Lead the preparation and coordination of project cost estimates for all phases of projects• Present completed estimates to senior management and stakeholders• Provide support to other estimators on the team for specific projects• Collaborate with internal and external customers and stakeholders• Develop and implement improved estimating processes, procedures, templates and tools based on ISO 9001• Collaborate with project management groups in the sharing of lessons learned and best practices from projects toenhance our competitive advantage in developing and executing projects• Monitor and improve estimating performance through incorporation of actual cost feedback into future estimates• Work closely with the Project Controls team in establishing structured control estimates• Lead and mentor other estimators when required in a supportive learning environment• Support Supply Chain Management with bid analysis reviews during the definition phase and change orderassessments during the implementation phaseMinimum Qualifications• Requires successful completion of post-secondary education and 8 years related estimating experience• Relevant experience in the oil and gas industry with knowledge of pipelines and related facilities• Experience in conceptual estimating and ability to produce detailed quantity-based estimates• Experience with engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) fundamentals• Hands-on experience on complex and difficult multi-disciplinary projects and megaprojects would be an asset• A fundamental understanding of the main project discipline groups (e.g. Civil, Mechanical, E&I, Coatings, etc.)• Familiarity with Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineers (AACEi) Recommended Practices• Ability to review estimate deliverables to confirm quality and conformance to standards and procedures• Ability to analyze and validate estimate details using metrics and benchmarking information• Familiarity with industry contacts to confirm reasonableness of major material costs and labor rates• Working experience of estimating software tools (Cleopatra would be an advantage)• Familiarity with quantitative risk analysis techniques (e.g., Monte Carlo simulation).• Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a multi-faceted team• Ability to walk through the estimating process and basis during reviews and to defend the credibility of the deliverablesPreferred Qualifications• Demonstrate strong abilities in prioritizing and organizing work• Knowledge of quantitative risk analysis and project scheduling would be an asset• Experience in conventional and renewable energy/power projects• Project construction experience would be an asset• Familiarity with and/or ability to learn use of Cleopatra (or similar) Estimating software.• Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and Management• Demonstrate a Customer-Focused mindset towards our Business Unit partners• Demonstrate diplomacy and strong facilitation skills with a problem solving and action-oriented mindset• Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of software tools, including Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Projects,Visio, etc.
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.