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BBBH42415
Negotiable
Aberdeen

We are currently supporting a global EPC company that specializes in offshore project, in their search for a Junior Cost Engineer to join them on a permanent basis in Aberdeen.

The Junior Cost Engineer is responsible for the management and reporting of all costs and revenues of project he/she has been allocated and could also assist Senior Cost Engineer / Cost Control manager by managing a portion of the scope of the project he/she has been allocated.

Qualifications:

Must have:

  • Finance/Business Bachelor / Master and/or qualification
  • Fresh Graduate up to 3 years of experience of Cost Control depending on project size and complexity

Nice to have:

  • Experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Understanding of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with large companies and an ERP system (GEOS - Oracle)

Main Tasks:

  • Assist Senior / Cost Engineer for larger projects by performing analysis and compiling information
  • Preparation of project back-up for invoicing and administration of the invoicing process
  • Assist on internal and external invoice approval
  • Follow-up on man-hours and cost monitoring for the updates of changes to the forecast
  • Responsible for compiling Vessel DPRs (Daily Progress Report)
  • Assist in Monthly Project Cost Report computation
  • Follow up reimbursable costs
  • Increase other Department awareness of the Cost Control function
  • Review of commitments
  • Assist procurement on invoices from Subcontractors /Suppliers
  • Develop or Assist Senior / Cost Engineer needs to develop and maintain reporting requirements
  • Manpower forecasting
  • Vessel forecasting
  • Change Control (Budget Transfer / VO and changes to Forecast)
  • Cost sensitivities analysis
  • Other reporting requirements

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.


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Job Scope (budget, management, specific criteria):

General Responsibilities

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Post Contract Award Responsibilities (on secured awards)

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You are meant for this job if:

Typical background and experience required:

Must have:

  • High standard of written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and direction.
  • Extensive experience in a commercial environment performing a similar role which demonstrates exposure to the key commercial concepts in relation to commercial risk management with specific emphasis on tendering activities.
  • Knowledge of contractual terms and conditions and proven ability to negotiate same with Clients and Suppliers.
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  • Previous and demonstrable repeat experience in a relevant position as a Tendering Engineer / Estimator / Contracts Engineer
  • Demonstrable high level of competence in the discharge of such commercial and contractual duties.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise workload and meet stringent deadlines, often necessitating additional hours being worked
  • Able to work within and contribute in a motivated and professional environment.
  • Self-motivated and persistent.

Nice to have:

  • Experience in offshore / subsea related industrial environment.
  • Knowledge of Subsea EPCI construction projects and associated subsea hardware
  • Professional or undergraduate degree level qualification in Commercial, Business Administration / Management, Purchasing or Legal discipline

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.

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Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

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About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.

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About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.

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About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.