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Costing Engineer / Cost Estimator

Manpower Middle East

Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP647-2584

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Cost Engineer – Mea

• The Cost Engineer supports the proposal team and is accountable for the complete estimating lifecycle: Request for Quotation (RFQ) to Quote.

• This role coordinates, directs and leads estimating efforts to ensure optimum costing and coordination of projects and programs to ensure team meets customer expectations and manufacturing requirements.

• Commercial engineering team (Proposals Team)

• The Costing Engineer is responsible for determining the current/expected material costs of Client supplied equipment to establish the budget during the execution of the project:
• Work in conjunction with Category Managers, Engineering, and Sales to develop the best cost strategy for Projects
• Lead the execution of the cost strategy utilizing quotations, vendor contracts, material costing database (MCDB), cost standards, and historical data
• Elaboration of RFQ´s and technical/commercial evaluation
• Host/Initiate regular sourcing progress review, check pending items, assign action plan to relevant people
• Determine freight cost to the jobsite from the expected fabrication or ex-works location
• Develop and maintain cost standards to assist in future costing
• Develop and maintain files and records of current costs of equipment, products, and components
• Develop Supply Chain Resource plan
• Evaluate risk and contingencies to be included in proposal material costing
• Review existing contracts to compare estimated versus actual costs
• At project award, communicate to the execution team the costing strategy to be followed
• At project completion, complete lessons learned on business plan/GPC/ITO Sourcing Dashboard results


Education and Experience Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering; Mechanical, Industrial or other related engineering field
• Minimum of five years’ experience in Cost Engineering, Cost Estimating, planning, scheduling, estimating and other areas of project controls in a manufacturing environment.
• Previous experience in Oil & gas Industry
• Minimum of two years’ experience in the Water industry
• Intermediate level of proficiency in MS Excel and other MS Office programs
• Mandatory to have Knowledge on mechanical fabrication (skids fabrication, pressure vessels, tanks)
• Knowledge on the concepts of equipments/material certification (3.1, 3.2 certificates)
• Operating knowledge and experience of AutoCAD, Ms Project (or Primavera), engineering tools
• Knowledge and experience in ISO?9001,
• Knowledge and experience in ERP systems,
• Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with co-workers, outside agencies, business partners, and consultants
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills Skills/Key Competencies:
• Strong communication skills both written and verbal
• Honesty, integrity and personal accountability
• Strong customer service orientation
• Positive leadership style and ability to create a high morale manufacturing environment
• Autonomous, self starter
• Superior planner and organizer
• Holds self personally accountable
• Demonstrated achievement orientation
• Works effectively and productively with others
• Employee development skills
• Strong overall leadership skills/interpersonal skills
• Analytical Thinking
• Competence in handling facility operations

About the Company

We lead in the creation and delivery of innovative workforce solutions and services that enable our clients to win in the changing world of work.

ManpowerGroup powers the success of many of the world's most dynamic organizations. We deliver innovative workforce solutions that enhance competitiveness, increase efficiency and spur productivity. Combining global reach with local expertise - 3600 offices in over 80 countries - we know the changing world of work and bring a deep understanding of the companies we work for and the industries we service.

ManpowerGroup entered the Middle East in December 2007 after acquiring local company Clarendon Parker, thus bringing 15 years in-depth local knowledge combined with a global footprint and industry shaping expertise and thought leadership. Manpower Middle East supports clients in the Middle East and North Africa regions. Our business is aligned to key skill specializations to ensure our clients requirements are met by expert and knowledgeable consultants that understand your industry and role requirement.

Our consultants are experts in finding the right talent across all industries in a broad-range of occupations including:

  • IT & Telecommunications
  • Engineering & Construction, Oil & Gas
  • Banking, Finance & Legal
  • Sales & Business Development
  • Marketing, Public Relations & Communications
  • Human Resources & Training
  • Customer & Support Services (Secretarial and Administrative)
  • Operational, Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Executive Recruitment
  • Emiratization Solutions
  • Recruitment Program Outsourcing Solutions
  • Managed Service Provider Solutions
  • Talent Based Outsourcing Solutions
  • Outsourced Staffing Solutions

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