Company Name : Wood

Senior Cost Engineer

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Due to anticipated growth throughout 2022, Wood is currently inviting expressions of interest for Senior Cost Engineer with experience in refining and offshore industry to be based in UAE

Please note that at this stage, applications for this role are invited as an Expression of Interest (EOI) only whilst exact opportunities are being fully determined

Below are some key responsibilities and duties:


  • Lead the development of cost estimates prepared by contractors during Conceptual & FEED phases including developing Estimate Basis Memorandums and Estimate Confidence Packages
  • Prepare cost estimates for contract variations including the review and evaluation of contractor submitted variations
  • Leads the review and assessment of variations with contractors through to agreement and conclusion of the related variation order
  • Work with Quantity Surveyor and Discipline engineers to validate the scope of work, BOQs and MTOs for all variations and additional scope items from the relevant supporting project drawings and obtain BOQs / MTOs endorsement by Company’s discipline engineers
  • Analyse work activities, manpower and GCC productivities in generating new work unit rates with Contractors
  • Coordinates with project Commercial to obtain local market quotes and trend to estimate cost for any variations or additional works
  • Reviews / Participates in the preparation of annual client Business Plan and related cost quarterly cost forecasts
  • Leads the development of bid check estimates and cost breakdown structure to be used for commercial evaluation and tendering
  • Provide analysis of contract payment terms and related cash flow
  • Participate in the preparation of Business Cases and in developing required cost justification assessments for approval by senior Management
  • Establish and implement Project cost estimating database for benchmarking and reference
  • Leads the development, review, analysis and evaluation of costs related to contractor claims
  • Identify potential cost risk events and evaluate related cost impact
  • Assist in the preparation of the final project close – out report and fixed asset register
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor such as ongoing training and development of assigned UAE national employees and any other assignments, as and when required

Skills / Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry mainly being offshore downstream
  • Minimum of 5 years proven capability in an engineering design company
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and previous track record of successfully working in PMC team
  • Experience of working with multi – national and multi – cultural project teams is strongly preferred
  • Previous experience of working for Wood is strongly preferred
  • Previous experience of working in the Middle East would be an advantage
  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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