Lead Estimator

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Project Control
Position Type
Fixed Term
Market / Sector (Candidate Portal Searching)
Oil & Gas

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood has an opportunity for an experienced Lead Estimator, an exciting & challenging role on the BSP Offshore Rejuvenation project.


The successful candidate is responsible to provide all aspects of estimating support to the Wood project team and client ensuring that estimating systems, procedures, and work practices are maintained. To ensure that the development of all project cost estimates are documented and auditable and that the operations estimating norms and estimating data is maintained and issued in a controlled manner. This may be provided within a deployed project context or as part of the central project controls team supporting the overall operation.


  • Responsible for personal safety and working within the provisions and guidelines of the Wood HSE processes
  • Responsible for working within the provisions and guidelines of the Wood Quality Assurance systems and processes
  • Management, leadership, and development of the project estimating team in terms of delegating work, reviewing the work output of the team, and providing guidance and support
  • Effectively manage the communications interfaces essential for the delivery of the Estimating function
  • Attend Cost Estimate Kick - Off Meetings to obtain thorough understanding of Scope of Work and cost estimate requirements
  • Ensure cost estimates are prepared in accordance with Wood Cost Estimating Procedures and guidelines. Promote the use of standard estimating systems, procedures, and work methods
  • Develop and issue to relevant parties for approval / comment the Basis of Estimate, including statements of work scope, man - hour estimates, narratives, and review / comment on client documents
  • Facilitate / chair / participate in internal project cost estimate reviews and operations & cost reviews, coordinate comments and obtain estimate sign - off approval from relevant parties
  • Deliver presentations of reviewed estimates to Wood management for approval and to client as required
  • Produce and issue updates to project / proposal cost estimates in a controlled manner
  • Liaise with project cost control and planning to ensure project budgets are developed to reflect the structure and content of the approved project cost estimate
  • Liaise with proposals, engineering, procurement, subcontract and construction functions, HR, finance and others functions as required, to maintain awareness of the requirements and costs of labour, plant and equipment, materials, subcontracts, offices, IT, and other provisions, to ensure these are accurately reflected in the project / proposal cost estimate
  • Ensure the corporate risk process is applied to project / proposal cost estimates as required
  • Accountable for the formal filing of project and proposal estimates, the collection of project historical data and the continuous update of estimating databases and norms in a controlled manner
  • Establish and maintain a structured training and career advancement programme, for Estimating personnel
  • Investigate specific project problems when requested by the project or other management directives
  • Coordinate development and issue of project change orders / variations in accordance with engineering and construction change notifications
  • Assess and communicate cost and schedule impact of change notifications
  • Participate in contract and corporate Audits
  • Facilitate & participate in contract and corporate Risk Analysis sessions
  • Undertake regular review of employee learning outcomes
  • Assist Contract Project Controls Manager in staff performance reviews
  • Actively participate in monthly Project Controls Systems forums
  • Provide guidance and support to subordinate project controls estimating staff as required

Skills / Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in relevant technical or business discipline or can be substituted by suitable industry experience
  • At least 8 years in a lead or supervisory position in estimating within the offshore, petrochemical, or related industries
  • Thorough knowledge of all estimating techniques and systems with a detailed knowledge of their implementation
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction projects in the oil and gas industry, preferably in both onshore and offshore environment

Job - Specific Skills:

  • Effective / competent Computerized systems user
  • Excellent understanding of project management principles and techniques
  • Knowledgeable in the supervision of project controls personnel
  • Excellent understanding of Cost Control, Estimating, Change control, Risk analysis and Planning

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. 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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