- Inverurie, GB
- £75 /hr
- Available now
I am a Lead Estimator in the Oil & Gas industry which covers both onshore terminals and offshore installations. I can also do commercial estimates. I am time served and workedmore...I am a Lead Estimator in the Oil & Gas industry which covers both onshore terminals and offshore installations. I can also do commercial estimates. I am time served and worked my way up through the ranks and have been employed as Site Supervisor, Inspector, Commissioning Technician, Construction Engineer and I have been in Estimating now for 25 years, and have worked my way up from Project Estimator, to Senior and current Lead with a major player in the Oil & Gas sector. I have seen and understand the full picture.
I am a MS Excel super user (2003 & 2007), I have written estimating programs that are used globally. I was the co-author of “Fastest”, I wrote “Excellest” a multi-level estimating tool, and my current template program is the super fast and tidy "Elegant Estimator".
My program is a suite which uses Engineering, Material, and Fabrication, Construction pro-forma which are normally complete by discipline engineers, e-mailed and then directly copied into the main “Elegant Estimator” template, hardly any typing is required, this is generally at the Detailed (+/- 10%) level stage. I also estimate at the Order of Magnitude (+/-50%) and at the Conceptual levels (-20% + 30%) I will compile the project estimate using norms data bases, and align them with my historical actual’ outturn cost models. I have to hand the most comprehensive estimating databases available in the Oil & Gas sector. I have amassed through my years of experience and they could warrant a contract assignment in their own right. I do not guess, I estimate, and believe it or not what might seem to be chaos has structure, and in structure there can be elegance.
I am also very skilled in using Monte Carlo type Cost and Schedule risk analysis programs, Crystal Ball is my preferred tool as it is written in Excel and can directly interface with my Estimating suite.
Another aspect I perform regularly is tuition to Construction Engineers, how to scope, structure and layout work elegantly, in a way that is both pleasing to the eye and easily understood. I teach them how to apply construction norms and apply factors for simplicity and difficulty.
Area Covered: Global
Company Name: PSN
Work Experience Summary: Project Estimating for Commercial, Oil & Gas Onshore & Offshore Installations ranging from £100K to >£100M. In the past 20 years I have estimated approx £4Bn worth of projects. I have been employed in my current assignment for 14 years. I must be getting it right.
Education Summary: C&G, ONC, HNC Crystal Ball Risk anaysis training