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TAR Cost / Estimator

TAR Cost / Estimator

  • Location Germany - Lower Saxony - Lingen, Germany - North Rhine-Westphalia - Gelsenkirchen, Netherlands - Europoort - Rotterdam - Refinery, Spain - Valencian Community - Castellón, United Kingdom - Scotland - Aberdeen/Dyce, United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury
  • Travel required Yes - up to 50%
  • Job category Project Management Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 140958BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

This is a new role within the Site Projects and TARs Estimating discipline for an experienced TAR estimator for both onshore and offshore events.

bp utilises a stage gate approach for TARs which require estimates at certain decision points. The TAR Estimator’s role includes supporting the preparation of TAR estimates at both refining and production sites globally, championing standardisation at all sites (WBS, processes, norms, etc.), support governance and verification activities, coaches and mentors TAR cost engineers, and leads the development of benchmarking data and tools.

This role will involve collaborating with the TAR advisors, TAR and project teams, site TAR cost engineers, both central and deployed estimating resources, both cost and schedule discipline leads, and other stakeholders at 6 refineries and 7 production sites.

Site Projects operates in an agile environment whereby the TAR Estimator will report to the central Estimating Discipline Lead for process and development and may be deployed within various TAR squads.

Key accountabilities:


  • Leading the development of standardisation activities across the portfolio, including estimating guides, work instructions, tools, WBS, and templates.
  • Leading the rollout of a standardised process.
  • Supporting the TAR team with stage gated process and deliverables.


  • Leading the development and maintenance of a historical cost database.
  • Leading the gathering of closeout data


  • Working with the TAR cost engineers to develop predictable estimates aligned to the global common process, ensuring a consistent approach and methodology is employed, and suitable and consistent Estimate Plans and Basis of Estimate (BOE) are developed.
  • Supporting the development of standard site cost norms and unit rates.


  • Training, coaching, and mentoring site TAR Cost Engineers.
  • Providing estimating training to TAR non-estimating practitioners.


  • Leading benchmarking of the estimate against internal and external data.
  • Supporting governance and verification activities with the TAR advisors and central estimating resources.
  • Supporting the evaluation of threats and opportunities to determine contingency and management reserve.
  • Supporting / facilitating Monte Carlo type cost risk assessments to support target setting and project approvals.

Essential Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s / University degree in an engineering, finance, or business discipline or equivalent professional experience
  • Relevant TAR estimating experience
  • Experienced estimating practitioner within the oil and gas sector
  • Demonstrated strong organization, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Experienced with all project/TAR controls disciplines

About bp

At bp, we provide a phenomenal environment and benefits such as an open and inclusive culture, a great work-life balance, tremendous learning and development opportunities to craft your career path, life and health insurance, medical care package and many others!

Diversity sits at the heart of our company and as an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone's place. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Reinvent your career as you help our business to meet the challenges of the future. Apply today!

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