Vacancy Type



SW London/Surrey

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Role Description

We are now recruiting for an experienced Estimator, to join our client, a leading offshore oil & gas installation contractor, to work on a long term/ongoing contract basis, at their offices in South West London/North Surrey.

Previous experience within offshore installation/decommissioning tendering is essential for this role. 

The role of the successful candidate will be to provide the Proposal Manager with the best cost estimates in order to optimise the bid definition.

-  Assist the Proposal Manager in the bid cost structure definition

-  Analyse the tender documents and study scope of work, project schedule, potential major resources and construction equipment to be utilised

-  Develop the bid cost estimate of project activities and services, including staff, manpower, construction equipment/consumables, assets, plant materials and subcontracts

-  Identify the critical materials to be estimated on vendor quotations basis

-  Assist the Proposal Manager in the selection of the reference vendor quotation to be included in the bid cost estimate

-  Ensure the assessment of cost / schedule of all project activities (including management / engineering / procurement services)

-  Prepare the bid price sheet and the preliminary project cash flow for internal use

-  Prepare the bid price breakdown and any price/cost details (if required) for Client use

-  Prepare the Initial Project Budgeting case of contract award


Skills & Experience Required:

▪ Capability to analyse engineering documents (e.g. Instruction to Tender, client and subcontractor documents, etc.),  identifying improvement areas in terms of cost/time optimisation

▪Understanding of labour cost components and how labour rates are built up (both internal and external personnel) inclusive of social burden and tax elements

▪Capability to draw up different cost solutions and modify basic schemes critically on the basis of external input or elements arising out new contexts

▪Capability to link project schedule to cash flow components and estimate relevant financial burden/revenues

▪Capability to consolidate data coming from different internal and external bidding actors, verifying consistency and potential gaps among inputs.


Job Details:

Long term contract (or permanent staff role)

Rate negotiable depending upon experience level (please contact us for details)

Start date: ASAP

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK

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