Atkins Middle East
Job Purpose & Scope:
Providing support to the corporate Manager of Cost and Proposals group within the Project Controls Department. Oversees the cost control system and procedures to track project budgets, commitments, expenditures and forecasts for all projects
Principal Accountabilities & Responsibilities:
Significant knowledge and experience of project cost management, cost engineering and cost forecasting principles and techniques within the Oil and Gas industry
Must have detailed knowledge of and familiarity with project cost engineering techniques.
Details knowledge of project work breakdown structures (WBS) techniques to enable effective project budget development and management, control and forecasting of project costs through the project lifecycle.
Develop and manage effective relationships with project team and relevant members of client organisation.
Work within the standard cost procedures and ensure that these procedures fulfil client requirements and develop additional projects specific procedures where necessary.
Prepare activity plans to accomplish all work required by the procedures and to ensure that sufficient Cost resources are provided.
Assist with the maintenance of quality assurance and quality control systems to ensure that the quality of the cost engineering service on each project is maintained to the standards laid down in the contract Execution Procedures, through regular project audits
Manage the project cost engineering workload of the team
Direct and control the work of all Cost engineers assigned to the project.
Mentor and develop Cost team members, where appropriate
Assist Management with performance appraisals of assigned Cost Engineers.
Lead regular Cost review meetings with the project team including Cost development and Cost risk workshops as required
Assist with Interviews and recruitment of Cost engineers as necessary
Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management and cost consultancy services provider; with over 2,400 professionals operating throughout Asia Pacific, UK and Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. We support clients with the construction and management of their key assets, important projects and programmes. Our approach is committed to providing first-class professional advice and delivering a quality of service which is second-to-none. This has helped enable our business to develop and maintain robust and long-lasting client partnerships. Active in the Middle East for over 18 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. As a member of the Atkins Group, one of the world’s leading design, engineering and project management consultancies, 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.
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.
Relevant degree or appropriate experience
Site construction experience would be advantageous
Previous experience in controlling, directing, supervising and managing the day to day activities of a cost engineering team is essential.
Strategic thinker who can contribute to the management and improvement of the overall operation and the development of local nationals in project cost control roles.
Cost and organisational skills. Proactive attitude and ability to contribute to the continuous improvement of the cost control process for Contract.
A proven track record in FEED and EPC phases of refinery, oil & gas, petrochemical or similar facilities including revamp projects
Have a minimum of 15 years’ experience, with 4 years of claims experience with the main activities focused on the prosecution or defence of EOT claims.
Self-motivated, energetic and tenacious
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels up to top management
IT/Computer Literacy in particular Microsoft Excel
Willing to share information and develop junior staff
Must have worked on large scale infrastructure projects ideally with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the MEA.
About the Company
Atkins is one of the leading providers of professional, technology based consultancy and support services to the industry, commerce and governments in all of the worlds major economies. With over 17,000 staff operating in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas, Atkins has a broad range of skills and resources and provides Clients with a comprehensive service throughout the entire life cycle of the projects in the built environment.
We aim to be the international first choice supplier of technical and integrated services. Shaped by our customers’ needs, our vision is to: focus on quality seek world class design and excellence strive to add value be flexible to the evolving needs of a changing society
Atkins first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. From its regional head office in Dubai, U.A.E. Atkins Middle East now employs over 2000 staff located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Oman (Muscat ), Qatar (Doha) Bahrain (Manama), Kuwait (Kuwait City) and India (Bangalore).