Senior Estimator in Lagos, Nigeria

at Jagal

Oil & Gas / Mining
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

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


Key aims

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.

Key requirements

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.



Monthly Report detailing tenders, contracts and analyses


Key interfaces

Senior Commercial Manager and Commercial Manager

Commercial Team

Contracts Team





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


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