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Cost Estimator Cables & Flexibles

9-10-2019 Bachelor Maritime Papendrecht

Key responsibilities

Do you want to give your career a boost by taking up a new challenge? Are you looking for a working environment in which you are challenged every day to do better than you did the day before? Do you want to work with your colleagues to build Boskalis’ position in Subsea Cables & Flexibles?

Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles is specialized in the installation and burial of subsea power cables, Balance of Plant maintenance contracts for the renewables market, umbilical/flowline installation for the oil & gas market and the installation of interconnectors. We provide added value with our robust end-to-end project management and multidisciplinary grid-to-grid solutions

That a cost engineer can influence the contracts we secure as a multi-million euro company is something we don’t need to tell a professional like you. That this gives you a great deal of impact and means that you share in the responsibility for Boskalis’ success is surely something else you are already aware of.
Your average working week as a cost engineer will involve:

  • Devising various scenarios based on the client’s requirements and the available contract or tender documents and preparing a cost estimate or budget;
  • Arranging the tender submission documents and maintaining the estimate or budget file and the calculation database;
  • Providing advice during risks sessions with regard to risk scenarios that apply to the tender or execution stage;
  • Supporting the project team during the work preparation, for example by drawing up a draft schedule and a project budget;
  • Drawing up a list of prices at subcontractors, insourcing services and suppliers and assessing these;
  • Drawing up subsequent costing with regard to the products and services bought in;
  • Visiting colleagues and clients in the Netherlands and abroad before, during and/or after a project is executed;
  • Gathering, analyzing and managing multi-disciplinary information, and if necessary making suggestions for different standards and calculation methods.

What it boils down to is that as a cost engineer you play a key role in bringing the tender stage to a successful conclusion. You are able to do this because you are involved in all the internal processes and see to it that the various departments provide their input so that you are able to provide good advice on various scenarios and the associated cost budgets for high-profile projects.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

We like to compare the role of cost engineer with playing Champions League football: only if you have the right knowledge, qualities and attitude will you be selected and will you be able to score. If you want to part of Boskalis’ top selection you will need to be able to offer the following:

  • A higher vocational education (HBO) or university qualification in a technical subject, such as civil engineering, maritime engineering, mechanical engineering, offshore engineering or industrial engineering;
  • At least eight years of work experience in a cost engineering job. Preferably you will have experience in the offshore energy, or (civil) engineering sector;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of contract management and financial and economic business processes;
  • In-depth knowledge of Excel. You have no problem calling yourself a genuine Excel expert;
  • Rock-solid communicative skills, in English;
  • The following characteristics apply to you: result-focused, analytical, precise, client-focused and pro-active;
  • And finally: if you have completed a cost engineering course such as DACE or AACE it will certainly give you an edge! Experience with Cleopatra enterprise software is an added value.

What do you get?

Voor deze functie kom je bij Voort in dienst. Jij staat bij ons centraal. Elk moment van jou vinden wij bijzonder. En vieren wij samen. Wij zorgen dat jij op de juiste werkplek belandt. Waar jij past. Waar je techniek op de kaart zet. Want dat is jouw vak. En samen werken we aan jouw ontwikkeling. Zodat je blijft groeien op technisch en professioneel vlak. Je krijgt van ons:
  • een mooie baan bij onze opdrachtgever
  • een goed salaris om rond te komen en leuke dingen te doen
  • 3 trainingen per jaar bij de Voort Academy om aan je ontwikkeling te werken
  • een opleidingsbudget van €1250,- per jaar zodat je blijft groeien
  • secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden zoals een aandraagbonus
  • 25 vakantiedagen (overige vrije dagen zijn afhankelijk van de cao van de opdrachtgever)

Are you ready to apply?

Ben jij enthousiast geworden over de vacature? Solliciteer dan snel op deze functie. Voor vragen kun je bellen naar onderstaande contactpersoon.

Danny Pelgrim

Application process


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