Principal Estimator | Iron Ore | Perth 5/2

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Major Projects

Date published

14 May 2019

Date closing

24 May 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

About the role
This role within the Estimating Team in Perth offers a fantastic opportunity to establish your career within a global mining company on a family friendly Monday to Friday in our Perth office.
Reporting to the Lead Estimator you will be responsible for ensuring development and maintenance of cost estimates for a defined scope of work and enabling the conversion of cost estimates into control budgets.
Your responsibilities will include:
  • Analysis of current and external trends as well as the transference of lessons from current/ historical projects
  • Identification and implementation of improvement initiatives including programmatic opportunities for increased capital efficiency and productivity
  • Coordinating and consolidating the estimate development methodology and schedule for the cost estimate or parts of a cost estimate
  • Accountability for the estimate development deliverables produced by the Engineering Service Provider or Specialist Estimating providers
  • Providing cost estimate expertise for the development of cost management related deliverables and ensuring that the estimate is developed to align with Control Budget creation requirements
  • Coordinating the consistent use of engineering deliverables, scope of work, and other documents to develop estimate
  • Validates and monitors that the estimate is developed and supported by the minimum requirements appropriate to the class of estimate.
  • Coordinates and consolidates the basis of the estimate development including any assumptions, qualifications and exclusions.
  • Aligning and integrates estimate development schedule with the project master schedule
    An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.
Location You will be based in Perth, Western Australia, in the multi award winning office tower - ‘City Square’. You will have stunning river views from your modern open plan office, state of the art facilities including virtual whiteboards and video conferencing facilities, 550 bicycle racks with ample lockers, showers and change room amenities and a large outdoor terrace with barbecues.You will be working within a committed, outcome focused and supportive team who are passionate about the work they undertake and approach challenges as opportunities for improvement together

About You

Your skills and experience may include some or all of the following:
  • Tertiary qualifications in engineering / quantity surveying
  • Substantial experience in mining and metals industry with Tier 1 EPCMs, Contractor or Owner
  • Experience in preparing capital cost estimates based on different contracting strategies
  • Demonstrated advanced understanding of estimating core processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrated skill in performing all levels and types of estimating, quantification, pricing, cost analysis, escalation and contingency analysis.
  • Knowledge of engineering performance, manual labour performance, equipment production and derivation of manual and non‑manual wage/salary rates.
  • Knowledgeable of current industry and technical developments.
  • Demonstrated skill to identify, analyse and solve problems in a logical, expedient and decisive manner
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Proficiency in general estimating systems.
  • Excellent skill in oral and written communication with demonstrated skill to make effective presentations to management and client.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with strong work ethics and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience in project performance benchmarking
  • Full C Class Manual Drivers License

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  Reference Number – 87743
  • Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.
  • We support flexible work at BHP.  Talk to us about the flexible working options in this team
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