Civil Cost Engineer

Saudi Arabia
24 Mar 2016
17 Mar 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Position Description
Due to our continued growth and expansion a position is available for a Civil Engineer with full knowledge of all types of concrete structures and foundations, and a strong background in design and construction of residential, recreational, and commercial buildings and facilities.

Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: A Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in civil engineering, cost engineering, quantity surveying, or engineering. Holding a National Licensure or equivalent will be beneficial.

EXPERIENCE: Twelve (12) years of experience from the date of qualification with eight (8) years of those in cost engineering. Three (3) years of experience as lead cost engineer.

Certification or membership in the Association of the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACE International) or Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors would be beneficial.
Knowledgeable in various estimating software (i.e., Timberline).
Well verse in Microsoft Office (Excel).
Fully familiar with UBC and other applicable standards.
Full computer knowledge and be fully capable of using specialist building design programs and applications (international building codes) in checking building design standards.
Candidate will be responsible for controlling and monitoring project total expenditure including verifying and checking of invoices and claims from suppliers, vendors, and subcontractors to ensure that all project expenditures are captured and properly recorded.
Evaluate cost variations on proposed alterations to scope or specification.
Excellent communication skills in both oral and written English with special emphasis on preparing technical reports and design studies.

Duties and Responsibilities
30 Days:
During the first 30 days you will be attending orientations with related departments, familiarize yourself with Saudi Aramco engineering standards, your home department, and key decision makers. You will also familiarize yourself with the processes and procedures of Saudi Aramco. You will shadow department members and begin supporting the different projects division.
60-90 Days:
During this period, your division head and supervisor will monitor your progress, and report to the department manager if you are a fit for the position. You will provide support to your department/division by performing 30%, 60%, 90% project proposals, and detailed designs reviews. You will attend meetings and workshops with other departments within Saudi Aramco and outside consultants.
After 12 Months:
You will have become an important and valuable member of the department, acclimatized, and enjoying working for one of the world's largest energy companies.
You will be able to:
Act as lead cost engineer or team leader responsible for performing estimating and cost engineering.
Develop multidiscipline conceptual and definitive estimates.
Provide professional expertise in the resolution of estimating problems.
Assist Saudi Aramco Engineering and contracting personnel with bid analyses and related contract issues as required.
Keep abreast of significant developments in cost estimating technical and professional issues.
Act as discipline Cost Engineer in commercial, light industrial, institutional, and residential facilities.
Work closely with the design engineers and architects to identify all materials required to complete the work.
Prepare detailed work unit items and construction cost estimates.
Develop and maintain labor and equipment rates and materials current and historical data.
Conduct site surveys and field measurements to verify existing conditions and obtain site dimensions.