LakeCharlesRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Lake Charles jobs

Project/Turnaround Estimator (Technician)

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

Job 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.


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

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Louisiana jobs by following @recnetLA on Twitter!

Lake Charles RSS job feeds