Project Cost Estimator-Downstream

Deer Park, TX 77536

Posted: 05/23/2023 Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 178049 Pay Rate: $75.00 - $85.00

Job Description

This opportunity is onsite and located at: 5900 Highway 225 Deer Park, TX 77536

: 9/80 (hybrid schedule)


Deliver and maintain standard, consistent, and realistic cost estimates reflecting the assessed risk

parameters for each project.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Utilize cost methodologies and tools to produce cost estimates inclusive of engineering,

procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up scope and costs

    • Hands on Experience with ACCE (ASPEN Capital Cost Estimating) software

Incorporate project complexity factors into project estimates and assemble key input data such as project objectives, scope, and execution plan

Formulate methodologies for deriving quantities from design parameters

Perform scenario comparisons and uncertainty analysis and sensitivities on cost estimates,

reflecting analysis of project risks

Facilitate and support reviews and assurance of cost estimates

Benchmark against historical performance, industry norms and established internal KPIs

Assess prospect scope and main components to develop consistent "building block" estimates

Translate the identified project scope and engineering deliverables into the estimate of capital

expenditure costs composed of detailed MTOs matched with detailed pricing and construction

unit hours (Type-3)

Identify areas of uncertainty and apply appropriate allowances

Support development of detailed project cost forecasts (Type-4)

Incorporation of project actuals to date and detailed MTOs matched with detailed pricing and

construction unit hours for to-go costs

Develop Estimate Basis to document how estimate was developed

Support collection of actual cost performance, condition and normalize data for future use to

develop metrics and benchmarking information

Special Challenges

Maintain and promote realism in each cost estimates in the face of commercial pressure and

optimism from project teams.

Maintain consistency in cost bases through rigorous adherence to the controls processes

Drive and raise the awareness of the importance of developing the cost estimates according

guidelines set forth by the controls procedures in place.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • B.S./M.S. Engineering degree required. Chemical Engineering, Control Systems, Mechanical Engineering, or other relevant engineering branch is preferred.

  • TWIC Card is required

  • 5-10 years industry experience especially in downstream manufacturing.

  • Working experience with Aspen software (ACCE)

The pay range for this position is $75.00-$85.00 per hour; however, the pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This pay information is being provided pursuant to applicable law and is based in part on market location.

Must have a valid driver s license and current state required minimum vehicle insurance coverage to drive onto Client and Company property.


The benefits available with this position include:

  • Ongoing Training (RSO, Systems, Software Programs, OSHA Safety, JJ Keller, etc.)

  • Continuous Employment Development and Learning

  • Ongoing Advocacy, internal assets with HSE, Legal and HR teams and experts to aid in Employee Career Path and Advancement

  • 401K

  • Aetna Group Medical Coverage & Kaiser for California only

  • Dental Insurance Coverage

  • Vision Insurance Coverage

  • Basic Life Insurance & AD&D

  • Long Term Disability

  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability

  • Direct Deposit

  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts

Cenergy is a dynamic, diverse, woman-owned company that has provided stellar support to our clients globally for over 25 years! We hire extraordinary people, and each of our team members are encouraged to embody our core values to drive innovation and own it with integrity and trust while adding to our positive and forward-thinking atmosphere.

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