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Reference ID R145487 Updated 04/21/2024
Technical Support jobs
India
Chennai
N/A

What we need from you

  • The Projects Portfolio COST ENGINEER scope involves supporting the delivery of consistent and appropriate cost management structures/tools/processes for Portfolio of small Capital Projects (site) throughout all the phases.

  • Assist the development and implementation of CBS (Cost Breakdown Structure) for Capital Projects portfolio, the estimate breakdown, and WBS (as applicable).

  • GSAP Network creation in the correct WBS for PO generation based on IPA standards, Networks close-out , PO status report generation (from GSAP and BP and TRACK), BP/GSAP Cost reports generation (Monthly exercise), Time-writing by exception (Shell staff) Monthly exercise, Productivity Reporting (weekly).

  • Support implementation of Cost Control Processes: Embed and maintain in Shell and Contractor processes; Commitment capture, VOWD (Value of Work Done), Cost forecasting/phasing and Earned Value Management consistent with Shell procedures, Variance analysis.  Establish Cost Report content and frequency, prepare and conduct budget holder reviews, and publish. Support Contracts and Procurement group by providing detailed cost and performance analysis.

  • Monitor the work hour consumption and associated cost of the Contractor activities against the contractual targets such that potential deviations are identified, and the appropriate corrective actions are taken.

  • Deliver accurate/high-quality monthly Estimate Forecasts for Projects.

  • Assist in the maintenance of Change/Trend and Contingency Management: ensure that appropriate changes/trends are reflected in the regular cost forecast updates.  Prepare forecasts and review with budget holders.  Establish linkage between Change/Trend Management and Contingency Management, perform the Contingency drawdown and ensure accurate current status is reflected in reports.

  • Assist Cost Reporting: generation of accurate monthly cost reports, including variances from the plan on commitment, value of work done, management of changes and currency fluctuations against approved Authorities For Expenditure (AFEs)

  • Participate and comply with all safety programs.

  • Assist with the continuous improvement and implementation of standardized work processes for effective cost control.

  • Shift work following operating hours of the Downstream operation units across the globe.

  • Virtual working with key stakeholders for day to day operations

  • Effective initiative to identify and help resolve business and technical issues within areas of responsibility.

  •  Exposes the individual to all cultural backgrounds and organizational levels across the globe, across diverse time zones.

  • The role primarily involves the remote support to the Project control of downstream operating units/sites.

Key Experiences and Qualifications:

  • Preferably with Engineering/Technologist Degree and/or Certification as a Cost Engineer or equivalent experience.

  • At least 4 years of refinery or petrochemical industry experience in cost forecasting and cost reporting.

  • Experience in Cost Engineering / Cost Controls positions for portfolio capital projects

  • Works effectively in a Team environment and build consensus & Customer focus.

  • Working knowledge of a broad range of Project Controls systems, tools, and practices specifically in Oil & Gas industry.

  • Strong leadership, communication, report-writing, and presentation skills.

  • Background in Oil and Gas maintenance and operations is an advantage.

  • Preferably with experience in following tools: Ecosys, PowerBI, SAP/ GSAP, MS Office

  • Strong aptitude for Learner Mindset

  • Flexibility to move quickly across changing priorities and manage multiple Projects/Programmes.

  • Proficiency in using English for both spoken and written communication, as well as using MS Teams/Skype for Business, Video Conferencing, Outlook, etc.

  • Ability to independently, resourcefully, and creatively research and implement new solutions.

  • A good understanding of the Upstream/DS/IG business and how it works.

  • Ability to engage and effectively communicate at all levels inside and outside Shell and within different cultural settings.

  • Continuous Improvement and Knowledge of Lean CI methodology is an added value.

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  • To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.

  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.