• Lead Cost / Change Engineer

    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Commercial / Contracts
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
    Market / Sector (Candidate Portal Searching)
    Oil & Gas
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood (trading locally as PSNK) is currently looking for a Lead Cost / Change Engineer to join our team in Atyrau on the Future Growth Project (FGP), Main Automation Contract (MAC).We are looking for candidates with the drive and commitment to make a genuine difference to our performance to ensure that the company continues to differentiate itself from competitors by delivering quality projects to our client’s requirements. The Lead Cost Engineer will lead a small team of national cost personnel and be responsible for all cost engineering activities and assist the management team on all commercial matters. The Lead Cost Engineer will play a pivotal role in the Project Controls team by being the focal point for all cost related matters within the MAC project and with client personnel. The Lead Cost / Change  Engineer will also deputise for the Deputy PCM when required.

    Candidates will have overseas experience, preferable in the Caspian region, and have the ability to support and mentor other Project Control national team members. The Lead Cost engineer will have both a cost and commercial background and preferably have experience in lump sum/ unit rate type contracts.

    This position will be working a 6/ 2 rotation


    Principal Responsibilities:

    • Collate, report and monitor all cost data and ensure conformity with WOOD processes including cost and commitment tracking, value of work done reporting, forecasting, management of change and forecast final costs
    • Input and advise management on the PSNK contractual relationships with subcontractors and suppliers.


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities


    • Perform a range of cost engineering activities including cost control, budget preparations,  forecasting, and cost reporting 
    • Responsible for implementing the management of change process and project personnel to identify and gain approval for project variations
    • Review cost commitment and expenditure information for input to the internal cost controls system and reporting system. 
    • Produce monthly VOWD and cost reports; highlight forecast cost overruns and the reasons why
    • Establish and effectively measure value of work done for subcontractors where appropriate
    • Identify trends and risks that impact the final cost forecasts.
    • Mentor and guide members of a national cost team
    • Liaise directly with client personnel on all cost matters
    • The Lead Cost engineer will be proficient in the use of Excel and Power point

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Degree or HNC / HND preferred, ideally in an engineering discipline or where strong cost and commercial skills are included
    • A proven cost engineering experience within Petrochemical or similar industries
    • Proactive approach
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • A pro-active approach to solving problems and getting the job done
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Self-motivated, energetic and tenacious
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  


    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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