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Project/Turnaround Estimator (Technician)

Company: Recon Management Services
Location: Sulphur
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Description:
ReCon is seeking a qualified Project/Turnaround Estimator for an opportunity at a local industry location in Westlake, Louisiana.Summary of Description:---Reconciliation and audit of invoices relative to services received and contractor cost reports, agreed billing rates and terms and conditions.Duties:---Reconciliation and audit of invoices relative to services received and contractor cost reports, agreedbilling rates and terms and conditions.---Input actual costs into project cost reports in preparation for Project Manager's review and forecasting of final costs.---Update individual project cost reports for actual cost to date.---Monitor contractors project controls systems (Cost Reports, Productivity Analysis, Forecasts, etc.)to ensure costs are being managed within the approved Project funding and/or requests.---Validate contractor cost reports ensure incorporated into overall Project Cost Reports.---Interface with Project Accountant and Client Accountant.---Ability to learn to analyze and compile data that may have an influence on costs, efficiencies, trends, etc. Such factors include labor, materials, subcontracts, special machinery requirements and location.---Assist others with estimates and bids.---Communicate and interface with all other project team members.---Assist in preparing routine and/or special request reports per established instructions, department procedures and deadlines.---Assist cost engineers in compiling cost data, preparing costs and manpower forecasts, etc.---May calculate/prepare material to validate installed vs. estimated quantities, comparison reports, charts, and tables for analysis.---Administrative duties associated with day-to-day routine activities designed to provide practical application of cost methods.---Perform other job-related duties as assigned.Client Provided Details: Purpose of Job - The compilation of reliable cost estimates on capital projects and turnarounds. - Main focus will be on micro to large projects and provide support on turnarounds. - Perform the required quality checks for internal and external (contractor/service providers) estimates. - Liaise with Customers, Business unit owners, and external parties.Key Accountabilities - Compile multi-discipline capacity/ equipment factored estimates based on conceptual/ basic engineering packages. - Prepare an estimate in accordance with the pre-established norms and standards set in procedures and policies. - Ability to do quantity take-offs from design drawings & compile material take-off lists and/or BoM or Schedule of Quantities. - Ensure the required estimate inputs are obtained as per procedure and contribute through appropriate challenging of input provided. - Maintain and update rates / prices in the estimate data base to ensure accuracy of estimates produced. - Regularly benchmark current pricing / rates for labor, services and materials with industry. - Identify, communicate deviations to guidelines and standards and ensure compliance. - Provide the necessary deliverables to support the activities of cost control, data base portfolio management and Sasol Group Insurance. - Participate in estimating kick-off alignment/ clarification review meetings. - Develop external relationships with service providers and advise on estimating requirements and objectives. Perform quality reviews on estimates provided by third parties. - Perform gap analysis of processes/procedures and propose and implement changes/improvements to procedures and systems to enable the compilation of accurate project estimates. - Maintenance of estimate KPI's in the Project Services performance dashboard. - Conducting cost estimating Level 1 & 2 assurance (e.g. health checks) - Aspen Economic Evaluation super-user for Chemicals AmericasFormal Education - Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Project/Construction management or similar technical degree - preferred. Working Experience - Minimum 10 years of experience in maintenance, construction or project execution. - Minimum 6 - 8 years related to Estimating small to medium projects with knowledge on large to Mega (Tier 1-3) projects. - Quantity surveying experience would be advantageous. Required Professional and Personal Skills - Independently deliver estimates in line with the mutually agreed upon estimate requirements - Working knowledge of different project execution and contracting strategies.Competent knowledge of cost estimating analytical techniques (e.g. cost ratios, validation, QA). - Working knowledge of international cost estimating relocation techniques and influencing factors. - Understanding the rules, regulations, sanctions and other statutory requirements, guidelines and instructions relating to governing bodies and organizations, both internally and externally. - Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting - Ability to influence outside of own function. - Ability to work with different level/structures up to VP level. - Interact with other departments to ensure timeous submission of information. - Maintain and build relationships based on a high standard of trust, driving respect, openness and credibility with all stakeholders. - Effective communication skills. - Good knowledge of Microsoft tools (excel, power point & word) and cost estimating tools (e.g. Aspen Economic Evaluation). - Dedicated with strong work ethics, enthusiasm and positive attitude. - Working in a diverse and multi-cultural team. Physical Requirements:--- Ability to walk up to one mile on industrial plant and construction sites outdoors at any time of the year. --- Ability to work in protective clothing which may elevate body temperatures by several degrees Fahrenheit for periods of up to 15 minutes without a break.--- Ability to use multi-level stair towers and rung ladders unassisted.--- Ability to hear safety alarms and signals while wearing hearing protection. --- Ability to sit at desk and operate computer for extended periods of time.--- Ability to stand, use hands and fingers, grip, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk and hear.--- Ability to see with visual acuity and distinguish between colors.--- Ability to operate a motor vehicle and have a valid driver's license.--- Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs. on a regular basis is required and at times lifting up to 25 lbs. may be required.

Requirements:
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Keywords: Recon Management Services, Lake Charles , Project/Turnaround Estimator (Technician), Professions , Sulphur, Louisiana

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