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Cost Engineer Job Vacancy

Our client; Tullow Kenya BV is an independent oil and gas company with over 90 licenses in 25 countries.

The company is principally engaged in the oil and gas exploration, development and production and the sale of hydrocarbons and related activities.

Tullow Kenya BV also operates within four geographical markets: Europe, Africa, South Asia and South America.

Through successful exploration and consistent delivery of major projects, the company has become Africa’s leading independent Oil Company.

The company seeks to recruit a Cost Engineer to provide cost engineering services to the exploration and development team responsible for execution of Technical Projects. 

The Position

The position holder will be reporting to the Senior Cost Engineer, Operations Manager and the Project Controls Manager.

Key responsibilities will be:

  • Preparation of Technical Project Approval documentation both internal and external.
  • Maintains the job-specific code of accounts, in accordance with the approved project WBS.
  • Preparation of project specific Cost Control procedures and Work Methods where required.
  • Develops and provides project variances, trending and analysis of expenditures, and completion reports. The cost engineer maintains the change control systems, evaluates change notices, and determines cost impact of all affected areas. This activity is carried out in accordance with the Group Change Management process or the project specific change management process.
  • Reviews project costs incurred by category, calculates future costs based on labour productivity, material price increases, subcontract, wage rates and risk analysis.
  • Interfaces with the procurement and subcontracts to provide cost budgets for material requisitions and subcontract work packages for bid evaluation where appropriate.
  • To prepare cashflows and currency distribution forecast.
  • Under general supervision, performs assignments requiring experience and knowledge of standard concepts within project controls.
  • Management of project change including relevant trending project costs.
  • Preparation and presentation of Project Control Reports on a monthly basis in line with a Project Reporting Calendar.
  • Preparation of Monthly Reports which includes interfaces with the various project team members to obtain the relevant data where applicable.
Key objectives may include;
  • Timely and accurate submission of all deliverables
  • Management of Costs within acceptable performance indicators.
The Ideal Candidate should have;
  • The incumbent must have a high level of technical competence in Cost Accounting. The work requires a high degree of computer literacy.
  • Minimum 5 years cost engineering or quantity surveying or materials and logistics experience is required.
  • Undergraduate degree is a requirement.
The Ideal Candidates Skills and Business Behaviour should be and portray:
  • Preferably experience of industry standard cost control systems such as Kildrummy or Cobra
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft products such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Preferably 5 years experience in cost control, cost estimating, quantity surveying or materials and logistics within upstream oil & gas
  • Preferably experience of delivering major EPC projects in the oil & gas sector, typically managing a Capex spend
  • Preferably experience of managing costs associated with a 2 or 3 rig program
  • Excellent verbal, written and aural communication skills
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal, written and aural communication skills
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Takes a proactive approach
  • React quickly & flexibly to changing circumstances
  • Use initiative to ensure issues are overcome
  • Seek ways to find and apply best practice
  • Adopt a pragmatic, fit for purpose, approach
  • Open, honest & reliable
  • Takes a proactive approach to all responsibilities
If you are qualified and up to the challenge, please send an updated Curriculum Vitae (Ms Word version) to clearly stating the job position (Cost Engineer) in the subject. 

Include your daytime contact, Current & Expected remuneration as well as your Notice Period in your application cover letter.

Deadline for application is Thursday 8th December, 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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