Cost Estimating Engineer Contract
Neconde Energy Limited

Lagos, Nigeria | HND | 10 - 15 years | Contract | Male or Female | Engineering | Engineering / Technology

Job Summary

To execute Cost Engineering activities, and to provide relevant expertise to the Project Team through all phases of the Project, through design, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up up, to hand-over and initial operations. To ensure the Project is executed to specified NEL and International standards and specifications.

To carry out all Cost Engineering aspects of the Project with the objective to complete the work in accordance with the Project Development Plan, and with all appropriate norms and standards. To carry out all Cost Estimating and Engineering tasks as designated by his supervisor. This is a contract role needed for a period of 18 months

Job Responsibilites

Provide cost estimating review and support capabilities in the area of cost engineering to the Project Teams.


To participate in the execution of the EPCOM (Engineer, Procure, Construct, Operate and Maintain) contract for the Project; This includes responsibility for the provision of project cost estimating engineering input, resource and support towards the completion, with minimum supervision of the following activities: Projects Feasibility Study, Conceptual cost estimates, preliminary estimates and Budget estimates.


Provide cost estimating engineering support, and cost estimate review capabilities in the area of facilities and projects to further check that the Projects’ cost estimates conform to NEL facility standard estimating norms and the NEL standard ESAR specifications.


To provide/co-ordinate responses to Contractors’ cost queries during the project detail design phase;


To carry out project cost estimating engineering activities related to the project's multidisciplinary nature, including review of progress on design deliverables, participation in cost and schedule reviews; To monitor follow-up of recommendations; 


To effectively manage the Projects’ cost interfaces with other projects and facilities, and liaise with E&P representatives to ensure their requirements are taken into account during project execution;


To effectively manage the cost interface with the Contractor and project team;


To check the progress figures detailed in regards to the materials procurement aspects of the EPCOM contract from ex-works to delivery at site.


To ensure adequate and robust cost estimates are in place for all the activities associated with the construction and pre-commissioning of the facilities (e.g. preparation of construction drawing/documents, site construction and installation, hook-up, pre-start up audits, as-built drawings);


To control and check all aspects of cost in relation to change control.

To monitor cost effectiveness and 'fit-for-purpose' in design and construction


To ensure full implementation NEL requirements does not lead to disruption of the project schedule and subsequent claims by the Contractor.


Perform the roles of the Cost Engineering Discipline head in the facility including interfacing with the corporate discipline head, providing inputs to projects and initiation of best practices and new technology for strategic cost leadership such as trending global changes/improvement in safeguarding, instrumentation and control systems.


Design input. 2. Drawing reviews. 3. Inspection and audits


Key Result Areas:

  Contracting and procurement

   Project Execution

  Project Cost Estimate Verification

  Project Cost Monitoring and Control

  Cost Engineering Discipline Head Role

  Subject Matter Expertise.


Key Competencies:

Leading a team

·         Understanding the importance of the company’s business and safety requirements

·         Demonstrate effective management of Customer/Suppliers/Contractors Relations

·         Determine Facility Maintenance Requirement

·         Broad knowledge and application of Risk Assessment for all construction and operation field tasks.

·         Ability to seek opportunities to expand and apply technical knowledge, skill and experience in doing own job.

Job Requirements

HND in Business Studies with working knowledge of a broad range of Cost Engineering experience, systems, tools and practices.

Experience should be a minimum of 10 years in Cost engineering of design and construction

Experience in EPC Contract management

Good Project management experience and skills.

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