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Estimator SME

  • Job reference: FG-005136
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Programme Management
  • Location: Al Khobar
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Why not...

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, programe 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 focused our digital transformation around platform modernization and product development and through standardization 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.


Job Purpose & Scope:


To undertake Value Assurance Reviews (VAR) of Capital Projects to assess their readiness to proceed to the next phase of the Capital Management System (CMS) 
Principal Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • To develop +/- 30% estimates of likely cost savings and cost increases identified in the VAR report
  • Develop benchmarking models that can be used for various project types to develop quantification estimates for comparison purposes
  • Develop risk/benefit models that can be utilized by VAR staff on an ongoing and repeatable basis in an independent capacity, 
  • Develop trend analysis tools to assist in identification of improvements in VAR delivery
  • Develop and execute a ‘technology transfer’ training and development program.Develop trend analysis tools to assist in identification of improvements opportunities



Organizational Relationships (Work Contacts):

  • Regular interactions with Project Manager/ Project Controls Manager
  • Support existing PVAD and CPAD staff

Independence of Operations and Decision-making Authority: 

  • Has high visibility to Client stakeholders
  • Able to work within a defined role with limited supervision. 
  • Exercises judgment in making decisions; know when to seek advice.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidates should have an estimating/risk/financial quantification background, with experience in developing quantification and probability models for the likelihood and financial quantification of particular risks (e.g. @Risk, Monte Carlo, Aspen Capital Cost Estimator - ACCE (formerly KBase), which can then be applied to recommendations/findings associated with Value Assurance Reviews, and PXP recommendations, portfolio risks and opportunities. 
  • Candidate will be expected to have developed a level of proficiency consistent with being a power user of Aspen ACCE estimating software.
  • Candidate will be expected to have developed, and be proficient in developing models that encompass activities similar to those mentioned above. 

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 candidates' and successful candidates' will be contacted.

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