Expert (m/f) Cost Estimation

Covestro AG

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:11:50 GMT


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Expert (m/f) Cost Estimation
Your tasks and responsibilities
We are looking for a general cost estimating professional with expert knowledge in piping and equipment. You should be familiar with “StLV (Standard Leistungsverzeichnis)”, KARA List, standard isometrics approach and maintenance piping cost estimates. This includes the following tasks and responsibilities:

Expert and key advisor for all topics related to piping and equipment specifications, materials, fabrication and construction and their cost drivers, e.g. material and bulk items price development, execution and contracting strategies
Expert for estimation of piping costs, manpower effort & costs in prefabrication and construction
Lead and perform cost estimation including project close out and interim cost Reviews including evaluation of piping and equipment scope changes compared to estimate baselines during project lifecycle
Analyze data feedback from executed projects
Ensure quality and update of piping and equipment cost database by project Analysis and market evaluation and maintain history records
Perform cost estimates for large and medium capital investment projects locally and globally
Apply various calculative techniques and benchmarking for cost estimation and calculation
Perform cost estimation risk and quality analysis
Prepare and assemble cost estimates for budget authorization for execution
Drive interdisciplinary cooperation, alignment and information exchange between cost estimation, project team, project controls and relevant organizational stakeholders such as managerial and technical disciplines from project management and engineering
Use professional software (Cost Engineering’s “Cleopatra” Software) and support further development of such tools
Manage complexity within estimation and organizational interaction
Oversee full cost portfolio following principle of owner’s engineering
Lead and oversee third party estimation works and ensure safe, compliant and qualitatively high delivery
Play an active part in global alignment of methods, processes and tools for sustainable implementation and use
Ensure excellent and targeted communication with a variety of customers, stakeholders and related networks
Represent cost estimation in internal communities and external committees
Who you are
You hold an university degree (master or bachelor) in engineering business/economic sciences or alternatively a technical education
You have already gained long term professional experience in cost estimation practices and terminology as defined for example in the recommended practices of the Association
for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE International) as well as in cost calculation
You have a specific knowledge about the discipline piping and the internationally relevant codes
Preferably you have a long term work experience of field and project execution
You have an excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
Methodic thinking and organization skills are among your key competencies and you know how to deal with an intercultural environment and provide a strong business sense
You are an enthusiastic, curious and passionate character with the drive for high performance and the ability to overcome potential obstacles
You live the Covestro Values
You have the willingness to travel between local german production and project sites as well as internationally
The command of your German and English is fluent, both written and spoken
Your application
We offer a competitive salary in an international environment as well as excellent opportunities for professional and personal development. If your background and personal experience fits this profile, please apply online via the 'Apply' button or at, submitting a cover letter, your CV and references as well as your salary expectation. Please also indicate your availability/notice period.
First questions will be answered by Mr Sascha Felser, Phone: +49 214 6009 2047.
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Covestro welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of racial or ethnic origin, skin color, nationality, religion, philosophy, gender, age, disability, appearance or sexual identity. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.
Keywords: Job vacancy, Full-time, Dormagen, Cost estimation specialist.

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