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Cost Estimator

Cost Estimator

  • Location Netherlands - Europoort - Rotterdam - Refinery
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Project Management Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 148303BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

Rapidly growing its renewables business is core to bp's strategy. By 2030 bp aims to have developed around 50GW of net renewable generating capacity up from 3.3GW in 2020. Following the recent bid submission for two offshore wind leases in the Netherlands, and in line with our future strategic growth ambitions for offshore wind in the Netherlands, we are looking to hire great people to join our offshore wind team in the Netherlands.

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Cost Estimator, offshore wind

In this role You will:
  • Prepare cost estimates ranging from high level (Class 5) through to detailed FID Estimates, ensuring a full understanding of the technical scope, cost estimate basis, schedule, contracting strategy and execution plan
  • Review and validation of contractor developed cost estimating deliverables, ensuring consistency against requirements prior to integration into the project cost estimate
  • Participate in the preparation and implementation of the work breakdown structure (WBS); ensuring understanding of the broader scope across all project stage
  • Lead the identification of cost norms and unit rates required to develop a cost estimate including: engineering/ project management, procurement, construction and fabrication labor hours, productivities, wage rates, installation vessels and owners cost
  • Support the development of Offshore wind project benchmarking/estimating/ learning curve database working with the Benchmarking team
  • Working with the benchmarking team, prepare the evaluation of the cost estimate against internal and external cost metrics and benchmarks to demonstrate the competitiveness of the project
  • Lead estimating resources to develop deliverables (owners and contractors)
  • Develop and train early career estimators to support long term capability within bp
What You will need to be successful:
  • Industry Project Experience (8+ years); minimum 3 years in a cost estimating role
  • Engineering / Science/ Finance degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience with offshore wind projects
  • Experience in the preparation, analysis and presentation of capital cost estimates to management and stakeholders
  • Experience of working alongside procurement teams on bid evaluations
  • Good communication (oral and written) skills
  • Experience with probabilistic estimate risk analysis
  • Self-motivation and a high level of individual initiative and self-reliance are required

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