Estimator – Stavanger


Work Location: Stavanger
Start date: 01.05.2021 – 30.04.2022


  • Preparing and review cost estimates including calculating risk premiums and escalation requirements in line with the company’s current policies
  • Develop the estimate in accordance with corporate standard WBS methodology for each phase, that properly reflects the project scope, interfaces and execution methodology
  • Liaise with Planning and/or Cost Disciplines in order to ensure proper alignment between Cost/Estimate and Schedule
  • Provide analysis and review of estimate supplied by contractor companies, internal corporate business units and/or alliance partners as appropriate
  • Provide input to Corporate Business Controlling Group as part of the Long Range Planning process as required
  • Perform estimate close-out activities to ensure proper data experience capture
  • Assist with maintenance, development and ensure the quality of the estimation tools and methods
  • Present the estimate for the project management and project assurance reviews for approval
  • Ensure that the estimates are traceable and are anchored on the basis of the Norwegian experience database & industry benchmarks
  • Ensure that estimate premise is agreed, work scope and interpretation of input is understood and accepted
  • Conduct quality control of contractors’ cost estimates to ensure that they meet the company’s requirements for code structure, presentation format and quality criteria
  • Develop the project estimate, basis of estimate, benchmarking and estimate report for EXPEX, CAPEX, DRILEX, OPEX and ABEX costs associated with the project
  • Quality ensure that the company’s estimation procedure underlie and are used for all cost estimates
  • Ensure quality of estimating input from other company business units
  • Assist with maintaining and updating the company’s experience database of “As-Built” data. Including, ensuring at all times; rates, norms and estimation factors available from Design contractors are accepted, approved and applied in completed estimates
  • Coordinate all disciplines internally to ensure that estimates reflect the current status / maturity of design
  • Implement and coordinate cost risk analysis as required


  • Bachelor degree in the field Engineering / Economics or equivalent education
  • Minimum of 5yrs experience in similar project estimation position within the oil and gas industry, including a minimum of 3 years as a cost estimator in large construction projects. (10yrs experience if no engineering qualification is possessed)


  • Have an in-depth understanding of offshore development project execution methodology and the associated Decision Gate processes and developing cost estimates in the oil & gas industry
  • Be an advanced user of Microsoft Excel software
  • Preparation of estimates in line with the Norwegian standard cost coding system
  • Understanding Norwegian estimate classification system and its application
  • Benchmarking project cost estimates
  • Writing project estimate reports and the basis of estimate
  • Quantifying project risks and their potential impacts to the project estimate
  • Have experience of building and running risk models using industry standard tools is desirable
  • Presenting project estimates to management and the project assurance reviews
  • Experience of working on tender evaluations, preparation of bid check estimates and review of quantities in bids is desirable


Dovre Group is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from anyone meeting the requirements for this position.


For more information about the position above or working for Dovre Group, please contact:

Anne Siqveland



Job ID: #23946