Project Estimator Job at Kent Plc, Gregory, TX

  • Kent Plc
  • Gregory, TX

Job Description

About you: Join us. Unleash your energy within.
If you have world-class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we're the team for you. We've created a new breed of company - future-focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector.

We love people who know their own potential and are not afraid to use it. We know that together, we're far more than the sum of our parts. So, we celebrate people who want to grow and develop as we work together on some of the largest projects on the energy world stage.

Our purpose and beliefs: As Kent, we're tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined.

It's the energy of every member of our team driven by our beliefs that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities we operate in and the planet:


Read more about the Purpose, Beliefs and Guiding Principles that drive us:

Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging: We recognise that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We're heightening awareness on the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. Creating a culture of inclusivity where all employees feel a sense of belonging.

Our combined energy is fueled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character - no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability.

About the job:
Kent is looking for an Estimator/Scheduler to be based in Gregory, TX for a major Client Program
Assigned position is in a multi-discipline Project Management Team (PMT) that develops and provides management during the Engineering, Procurement and Construction phases of brownfield capital projects. Estimator/Scheduler position is to be able to accurately project the cost of upcoming projects and provide this vital information by developing the cost information needed in order to determine if a proposed project is financially viable, profitable, or to assess contractor's estimates and bids. In addition, the personnel shall be responsible to develop and maintain project schedules from project initiation to construction completion/commissioning in MS project format/Primavera P6 Format.
Under general supervision, Estimator will coordinate, define and execute specific requirements for the cost and controls, administration and documentation of the EPC contractor's estimates, EPC Contract, Subcontractor, Service Contract and Company Agreements.
The assignment period includes estimating/scheduler tasks and activities for the engineering, procurement support and assistance, design, construction, turnover, startup and commissioning, and plant operations after handover. Estimator/scheduler will be located in Client office located in Gregory, Texas.
After 12 month period, candidate may be eligible to transfer to full time staff position with Kent.

Skills and Responsibilities:
  • Analyze and compile data on factors that may have an influence on costs including labor, materials, special machinery requirements and location.
  • Administer, track, analyze, as well as communicate contractors' performance and cost adherence compliance.
  • Responsible for managing, coordinating, and collaborating with EPC contractor, subs and Company contracts costs and scheduling for technical, professional and construction services.
  • Be able to determine the engineering & procurement services time, quantity of materials and labor required to successfully complete the project utilizing quantity or "takeoff" process.
  • Analyze other estimates and bids and determine sequence of operations, physical constraints, equipment needs, crew size, shipping delays, allowance for waste and inclement weather conditions.
  • Track actual costs relative to budget and/or firm committed costs.
  • Prepare Project cost summaries and reports.
  • Maintain Contractors' adherence to all project agreements costs and schedules and conditions.
  • Review modifications, extensions and contract closeout cost and schedule documents.
  • Take direction/guidance from Client's system for existing procedures, organization and methods of operation and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
  • Interface with all other project team members, both Client and EPC contractors to develop and maintain schedules on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain tracking of all cost related correspondence and documents that will be issued by EPC contractor and Client.
  • Keep Client Project Manager informed of any technical, schedule or cost impacts due to contract issues and any impacts to other project tasks & activities.
  • Make site visits as required to coordinate with contractors and Client site staff to assist and support for full contract compliance

In addition to the responsibilities listed herein, the employee may be required to perform other ad-hoc tasks as needed or directed by the supervisor or management. These tasks will be within the reasonable scope of the employee's skills, capabilities, and role within the organization. The intent of this provision is to allow for flexibility and adaptability in meeting the dynamic needs of the organization, ensuring that operational requirements can be met efficiently. All such tasks will be assigned considering the employee's current workload and with respect to their professional development.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience: Knowledge/ Qualification/ Training/ Certification:
  • Education and Certifications : A bachelor's degree in economics, engineering, mathematics, technology or industrial engineering, or equivalent experience is preferred.
  • Experience : Minimum of 8-10 years in a Project Estimator/Scheduling environment within an oil and gas operating company and/or engineering and construction company, specifically with process industrial facilities required. Combination of engineering technical experience with cost estimating is required.
  • Skills :
    • Detail oriented and effective time management skills.
    • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Organized and able to manage multiple activities and programs timely and with a high degree of accuracy.
    • Computer literate with typical office packages such as MS Office, basic computer literacy and the ability to learn new software and applications.
  • Possess a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of engineering, procurement and construction costs, materials and procedures in the oil and gas industry.
  • Be proficient in estimating, cost/pricing development, scheduling and oil and gas industry standards and language.
  • Knowledge in computer based estimating tool AspenTech ACCE and or AIPCE and MS project/primavera P6 is required. Certification is a plus. Knowledge in computer based scheduling tool Microsoft Project is required.
  • Additional administrative Project Controls related tasks will be assigned to support Cost Control and Purchasing.

  • Ability to communicate effectively across location, region and corporate to accomplish objectives
The Employee shall observe the Health, Safety, Sustainability, Environment and Quality rules of the Company; it's clients and the governing authorities of the host country.

Job Tags

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