Cost Estimator

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  • England South East London
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  • Alternative & Renewable Energy
Cost Estimator
Offshore Wind Project
International Renewables Developer
Hybrid – London / Edinburgh
Freelance Position (Outside IR35)
12 Month Contract
£600 - £700 per day

My client, a Tier 1 Blue chip company in the energy sector, is striving to meet the growing global demand for safe, sustainable, and affordable energy and as such, plan to become a leading player in offshore wind.

They are looking for a high calibre individual to support their expanding UK offshore wind team on a £1bn+ Windfarm Project off the Coast of the UK.

As the Cost Estimator you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary project team to develop these nationally significant Projects. The role will be remotely based with the requirement to visit the office once a fortnight, this could be either Edinburgh or London.

Role Responsibilities
  • Develop / coordinate cost estimates to support the program ranging from individual cost sensitivities / scenarios for work packages managers to yearly master business plan updates and detailed FID Estimates
  • Accountable for ensuring all estimates have a clearly documented basis, aligns with the technical scope and execution plan and reflects latest pricing
  • Prepare cost estimating plans, basis of estimate, benchmarking and other supporting materials for independent project reviews
  • Review and validate contractor-developed cost estimates, ensuring consistency against requirements, prior to integration into the project cost estimate
  • Participate in contract tender evaluations and perform cost normalizations
  • Evaluate project risks, opportunities and uncertainties and apply appropriate deterministic or probabilistic techniques to inform contingency levels
  • Develop internal and external cost benchmarks, use to demonstrate the competitiveness of the project
Role Requirements
  • Degree or equivalent in Engineering, QS, Project Controls related discipline, or comparable experience
  • Extensive experience in cost estimating within Offshore Wind / Renewables / O&G projects
  • Experience of work in a multi-project environment and handling several work-fronts consecutively
  • Ability to produce quality written reports and summary presentations
  • Experience in the preparation, analysis and presentation of capital cost estimates to management and stakeholders
  • Experience of working alongside Procurement on bid evaluations
  • Knowledge of offshore wind manufacturing, construction and installation methodologies

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