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Cost Estimating Specialist

Saudi Arabia
other engineering


Job Description

Requisition ID: 1127600

Req Number: 15681BR

Position Description:
Saudi Aramco is looking for a Cost Estimating Specialist to work with the Joint Venture Project Support (JVPS), which reports directly to the Downstream Senior Vice President.

JVPS is responsible for the monitoring of, and reporting on, Joint Venture projects execution and progress on behalf of the Senior Vice President of Downstream. In addition, they are responsible for assuring that Saudi Aramco joint ventures use a consistent philosophy in standards and execution of projects.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate you should hold a bachelors’ degree in engineering. A Master degree and related certification(s) (e.g., PE, PMI, PMP, and Quantity Surveying/Surveyors Institutes) are highly desirable.

You will have a minimum of 12 years’ experience in heavy industrial capital projects with diverse experience in engineering, procurement and construction with an emphasis on estimating. It is highly desirable if some of the experience years were devoted to oil and gas, petrochemical, refinery, pipeline, or power generation projects.

You will be familiar with computer/software estimating programs (e.g., Oracle).

You will have knowledge of project management and construction practices, including materials and equipment.

Provide professional expertise and high level consultation in the resolution of complex estimating problems.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will perform the following:

Review Contractors’ estimates for projects including analyzing work activities, manpower and productivities and other cost factors.

You will lead the development, review, analysis, and evaluation of costs related to contractor’s claims.

Provide special studies related to current and/or long range impacts, such as cost escalation and productivity.

Establish and implement Project cost estimating database for benchmarking and reference.

Identify potential cost risk events and evaluate related cost impact.

Coordinate with commercial to obtain local market quotes and trend to estimate cost for any variations or additional works.

Provide budget and conceptual estimates for projects.

Travel to jobsites to gather information on materials needed, labor needed and other factors.

Work effectively with other organizational teams as part of preparing/reviewing estimates.

Keep current with developments in the estimating and cost engineering fields, and with construction practices and trends worldwide, with emphasis on Saudi Arabia.

About us:
Saudi Arabia’s vast hydrocarbon resources will see Saudi Aramco become the world’s leading integrated energy and chemical company by 2020. Our Chemicals business is a critical, high-profile new enterprise for us and requires committed people with insight, experience and technical expertise.

We can offer professionals from diverse backgrounds and specialties a solid, secure future – not to mention extensive international exposure and the opportunity to see your ideas become reality. Work at the forefront of the industry and see how your career evolves with invested time and effort. It’s a chance to make a huge impact both on the local economy and on a global scale.