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Estimating Engineer (Upstream)

  • Job reference: FG-005074
  • Sector: Construction, Oil & Gas, Programme Management
  • Location: Al Khobar
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Job Purpose & Scope:


The Scope of Work is related to Service-Type 2 which provides engineering, project management, construction management and project controls resources to meet peak manpower requirements in order to support estimating services to Project Management, Facilities Planning, Operations Departments and other organizations in support of planning and execution of the corporate Capital Program.

Primary role is to provide overall estimating technical expertise and coordinates activities.  Also, provide/review different type of estimates and resolution of complex estimating problems.

Principal Accountabilities & Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall estimating technical expertise and coordinates activities as group/unit leader when required.
  • Provide professional expertise in the resolution of complex estimating problems.
  • Prepare multi-discipline, conceptual and definitive cost estimates for Capital Projects.
  • Review estimates prepared by other estimators (II, III and IV level) to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with the scope of work, including those developed by contractor, that may need revising to reflect construction practices in the Kingdom.
  • Assist project management and contracting personnel with bid analysis and contract negotiations.
  • Advise lower level estimators of company estimating methods/procedures and provides estimate breakdown direction.
  • Keep abreast of significant developments in cost estimating by close review of technical literature, contacts with contractors, visit to areas of construction and attendance at professional and technical meetings.
  • Utilizes computer-estimating programs (ACCE “K-Base", MS project, excel, timberline, etc.)
Organizational Relationships (Work Contacts):
  • Regular interactions with Project Manager/ Project Controls manager. 
  • Engineering disciplines, Quality and Procurement Functions
Independence of Operations and Decision-making Authority:
  • Has overall responsibility and accountability for the progress control and reporting
  • Has high visibility to Saudi Aramco stakeholders
  • Able to work within a defined role with limited supervision. 
  • Exercises judgment in making decisions; know when to seek advice.

SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies; with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.


Our aim is to protect and maximise our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.


Key services include : Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.

Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focussed our digital transformation around platform modernisation and product development and through standardisation and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering contractors, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.



Minimum Requirements:
  • Candidates should have a minimum of 9 years’ experience in estimating oil and gas project activities, including at least 5 years upstream facilities experience such as offshore projects, Gas Oil Separation Plant (GOSP), Gas Plants, etc.
  • Candidate must be familiar with construction practices, materials and equipment.

Rewards and Benefits


We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • 22 calendar days annual leave
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

Apply and the process:

We are in the process of shortlisting the candidate and we will update you as soon as possible.

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