Senior Cost Estimator in Rivers, Nigeria


Engineering / Technology
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

  1. Provide cost estimating input into Field Developments studies, Opportunity and Project Maturation, Plants and Facilities upgrades and optimisations in terms of estimate initiation & planning, scope interpretation & completeness checks, location specific surveys, work breakdown structure alignment, use of estimating tools and norms, contingency determination, preparation and documentation of estimate basis report, cost & cost trend analysis and cost database management.
  2. Develop, implement and maintain fit-for-purpose cost estimating norms/models covering high-level screening estimates through to detailed cost estimates.
  3. Present all developed estimates for review in compliance with the SPDC and Group standards and correct deficiencies including closing out action points arising from lesson learned from review of others.
  4. Participate in opportunity and project audits / reviews, including integrated technical reviews, ESARs, VARs, peer assists and technical challenge sessions to ensure consistent application of SPDC and Group Cost estimating standards.
  5. Perform internal and external benchmarking (i.e. against historical performance, industry norms and established Key Performance Indicators) to improve and optimize prepared cost estimates.
  6. Develop own skills and competence in line with changing business needs and technical advances in Cost Estimating and keep abreast of new developments, both within Shell and industry.

Contribute to a healthy and safe work environment through knowledge and awareness of and adherence to the company’s HSSE policy


A university degree in Engineering, Science or Quantity Surveying, with a minimum of 7 years of experience, preferably in a project environment in the E&P business. Working knowledge of cost estimating including estimating systems, tools and practices. Good inter-personal and leadership skills. Good communications skills (i.e. report writing and presentation) are essential.

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