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Group Manager - Cost Estimating

Energy Resourcing Europe Limited
Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Energy Resourcing are currently recruiting for a permanent Cost Estimating - Group Manager to join a world leading Engineering client.

Our client operate a hybrid working model with a mix of office and home working.

This role will initially be based at our clients office in Epson, but will be transferring to a new office in Surrey.

Primary Duties

Allocate appropriate manpower for the preparation of proposals/ concept studies, FEED and detailed engineering on projects. Maximise billable hours
Continuously evaluate manpower and competency requirements; ensure RESOURCING TOOL is kept up to date; develop manpower plans, charts and schedules. Recommend, assign and allocate manpower for the execution of engineering activities within the budgeted project man-hours. Recommend cost effective measures to reduce overall manpower costs. Evaluate current manpower skill levels and allocate work among engineering staff according to complexity, specialised training and project requirements
Recommend recruitment requirements in support of department engineering activities; participate in screening of applicants, interviewing, selection and hiring of candidates in accordance with company procedures and approval processes
Direct the activities of department performance evaluations. Establish clear work standards and ensure performance objectives are met. Evaluate and make recommendation for promotions, salary increases, transfers, and terminations
Determine training and development requirements within the department; confer with supervisory level personnel in the identification of skill gaps and training needs. Mentor and motivate department staff
Analyse technology trends, recommend upgrade of systems and procedures when required. Assess, identify and develop technical tools, conduct presentations and seminars to update and improve the quality of engineering deliverables
Interface and regularly meet with client and vendor representatives, head internal staff and kick-off meetings, ensure the progress of project completion in accordance to determined schedules, allotted man hours and budgeted costs. Coordinate with projects and planning departments on schedule related issues
Identify and organise the preparation and implementation of standard design guides, specifications, datasheets and checklists
Consult with quality assurance on any issues relating to compliance with QMS, project quality plan and design integrity processes and procedures. Coordinate internal and client audit requests. Comply with accredited frameworks such as ISO 14001
Evaluate and assess department material resources, recommend library books, codes and standards and software requirements
Hold regular departmental meetings and maintain corporate communication with department members
Provide technical corporate leadership in support of project activities and may approve critical deliverables
Address personnel management issues in conjunction with project and HR functions, undertakes appraisal, and responsible for reviewing training and development needs
Participate in preparation of proposals including execution statements, man-hour cost estimates and client clarifications
Raise issues of concern, development and improvement to Engineering Director

Qualification/ Certification:

Honours degree in engineering.
Chartered status preferred. Significant related Cost Estimating experience in Concept, FEED and Detailed Design CAPEX estimates working for engineering/client organisations in the oil and gas industry, Utilities and/ or Low Carbon Energy Transition industry
Previous experience in a management position

Skills Requirement:

Excellent management, including delegation, and leadership skills
Excellent coordination, monitoring and supervisory skills
Tactful in resolving issues
Cost awareness
Proactive approach.
Attention to detail
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