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Lead Estimator
Position: Location: Salary: Type:
Lead Estimator Middle East Negotiable Permanent

Purpose/Role

  • To prepare and correlate estimation packages for existing and future projects. To prepare ‘Take Offs’

Key Aims and Objectives

  • Seek to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality as specified by the contract and/or engineering and building regulations, which needs to be understood and adhered to.

Prime Responsibilities and Duties

  • Prepare and submit Claims through to completion.
  • To be responsible for determining how much a project will cost.
  • To determine project timescales.
  • To review the revenues of the projects - taking into account factors such as labour costs, material costs, equipment rental, manufacturing locations, facility costs and required permits and licensing.
  • To work closely with the commercial team and project management team to ensure the project meets all financial and regulatory guidelines.
  • Maintain the profit margin and handle any changes in the original estimates.
  • To keep track of current pricing and to negotiate better rates for long-term or large-scale projects.
  • Responsible for keeping track of the current Union labor rates for the areas in which he/she works so that estimates always include current labor numbers and norms.
  • Responsible for maintaining relationships with suppliers and equipment vendors.
  • Works closely with the Quantity Surveyor involved within various projects.
  • Will be required to work for the client or the contractor, working in an office or on-site.
  • Involved in projects from start to completion – also preparing estimates and costs of the work outside the oil and gas sector.
  • Knowledgeable about all processes required to complete a project.
  • Current on potential costs of materials and equipment rental rates.

Key reporting requirements

  • Monthly Report detailing tenders, contracts and analyses

Key interfaces

  • Senior Commercial Manager and Commercial Manager
  • Commercial Team
  • Contracts Team
  • Clients
  • Subcontractors

The Person

  • Up to 15 years practical job experience within the engineering functions of the Oil & Gas industry would be an advantage;
  • Overseas and/or Africa work experience
  • Computer Literate – MS Project, MS Excel, MS Word,
  • Familiar with EDMS – Team Binder or similar
  • Experience of working in multicultural environments
  • Good English written and verbal
  • Effectively works under pressure in a team-oriented environment;
  • Demonstrates the ability to meet deadlines and produce quality complex work

Work For Us

Here at BOSS we really enjoy what we do. We're also firm believers in rewarding our team for their dedication and hard work.

That's why we always incentivise our staff. Throughout the years we've been on some great trips, enjoyed plenty of 'team bonding', and of course, celebrated hard at many a Christmas Party.

Think you've got what it takes to join our team?

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