Upstream Cost Engineer


Bengaluru, KA, IN

Company:  ExxonMobil


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Job Role Summary


The Primary role/function of the position of cost engineer is to prepare and/or review and endorse cost estimates of different levels of accuracy depending on the maturity of the project definition during the various stages of the project lifecycle. The role involves developing multi-disciplinary conceptual and definitive cost estimates for upstream Offshore/Deepwater/LNG projects.


Job Responsibilities


  • Prepare multi-disciplinary cost estimates for a variety of medium and large projects using appropriate tools and systems
  • Discuss, coordinate, and resolve estimating input/queries with project team and subject matter experts available in the organization to ensure quality estimate
  • Ensure all assumptions / clarifications are properly documented
  • Provide support for any selection and optimization study during project development
  • Support project team in identification, evaluation and capture of capital efficiency opportunities and estimate risks
  • Perform cost reconciliation to previous estimates as project develops
  • Perform complete analysis and cost validations using internal and external benchmarking data, historical indices, and component benchmarking
  • Mentor & supports the review of the estimates prepared by other cost engineers to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with scope of work
  • Contribute to Lessons Learnt process throughout the project lifecycle

Job Requirements


  • Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or Construction Management from a recognized university with a GPA 7.0 and higher.
  • Minimum 5 years of prior experience in EPC or Project Management in the Oil and Gas industry
  • Preferred; experience on an executing project.
  • Preferred; prior experience interfacing with contractors or teams remotely across multiple countries
  • Minimum 3 years’ of experience in cost estimation or proposal execution
  • Good to have: Experience in using cost estimation software like Aspen CCE
  • Should have at least 1 of the following prior experiences
  • Offshore Facility & Subsea Infrastructure Estimation
  • LNG Liquefaction Facility Estimation
  • Aspen Capital Cost Estimator (ACCE)
  • Good command of English both written and spoken
  • Strong presentation skills in English
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to clearly and concisely convey recommendations to project team members and company leadership/management
  • Ability to travel internationally as per business needs
  • Strong organizational, coordination, planning, and interface skills
  • Able to work well with others in a fast-changing environment
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Experience in training/mentoring new employees
  • Work in shifts (9 am to 6 pm or 1:30 pm to 10:30 pm IST)



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