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Reference ID R143878 Updated 04/01/2024

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The Projects Portfolio Cost Estimator scope involves the translation of Project scope into the estimate of capital and operational expenditure cost during the project phases (Identify, Assess, Select, Define and Execute). The estimates completed by the cost estimator not only cover the costs associated with the engineering, procurement, construction, implementation commissioning and start-up but also address the translation of the project risk profile into cost contingency via deterministic and probabilistic methods, the potential effect of market movements over the project timescale, and the complete suite of “Owners Costs” that Shell will experience.

What’s the role?

  • Develop conceptual (Type 1) project cost estimates to help the business determine which investment ideas warrant further definition.  Assess prospect scope and main components for each concept under consideration.
  • Develop (Type 2) cost estimates to assist project team in determining which selected concept is economically viable.
  • Develop (Type 3) cost estimates to establish the project budget upon approved funding authorization. Translate the identified project scope and engineering deliverables into the approved work breakdown structure for design, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and start-up of the hardware elements. Estimate composed of detailed MTOs matched with detailed pricing and construction unit hours.  Identify areas of uncertainty and apply appropriate allowances.
  • Provide assurance and challenge, as needed, on detailed project cost estimates (Type 4). Incorporate project actual costs to date and detailed MTOs from IFC (Issue For Construction) design packages matched with detailed pricing and construction unit hours to establish remaining project costs.
  • Benchmarking of Estimates- Develop benchmarking packages at appropriate level to check estimate results from top down versus both internal and external comparable data. Work with IPA forms and reports to understand comparison of Shell projects to industry datasets.
  • Connect with site field leads to understand project scope and execution.
  • Ensure all project cost estimates, submitted by engineering and construction contractors, comply with Shell Project Services Standards, Guides and Procedures.
  • Perform uncertainty analysis and sensitivities on cost estimates, reflecting analysis of project risks. Utilize appropriate deterministic or probabilistic risk assessment tools to develop the appropriate cost contingencies
  • Participate and comply with all safety programs.
  • Assist with the continuous improvement and implementation of standardized work processes for effective cost estimating.
  • Stay current with mandatory training

Role requirement

  • Engineering Degree and/or Certification as a Cost Estimator or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 4-8 years of experience in cost estimating positions in the Oil & Gas industry (operating refinery or petrochemicals plants preferred) on small capital projects portfolios. Open to other related industry
  • Well versed with Cost Estimating Tools and Methodologies.
  • Experience in sourcing and using benchmark data
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills
  • Team player and self-motivated.
  • Skilled level in MS Excel.
  • Fully versed with MS Office suite of software (Word, Powerpoint and Outlook)

Company Description

Shell has been a partner in powering Malaysia’s progress since 1891 when we established our first depot in the Straits Settlements. Today, we are an integrated energy company comprising Upstream, Downstream, Integrated Gas and New Energies, Projects & Technology, and Shell Business Operations. Shell Malaysia aims to be the leading energy player in the country, powering Malaysia’s future with cleaner, innovative, and competitive energy solutions.

  • Upstream

More than a century, Shell has been operating and we continue to extract and deliver oil and gas efficiently, profitably, and in environmentally friendly and socially responsible ways to meet evolving customer needs and the growing demand for energy.

  • Downstream

With over 950 service stations, Shell has the leading market share in the fuels retailing business in Malaysia. In Malaysia, we make and sell more than 600 different lubricants for the automotive sector, heavy-duty transport, food processing and power generation. We are the lubricants market leader in Sabah and Sarawak.

  • Integrated Gas, Renewables and Energy Solutions

Shell set out its Powering Progress strategy, which we aim to deliver through our three business pillars of Growth, Transition and Upstream. The Growth Pillar includes our Marketing and Renewables & Energy Solutions businesses and focuses on working with our customers to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions. One of our achievement, Sarawak onshore: World’s first commercial GTL plant (SMDS)

  • Project & Technology

As P&T, we exist to make the delivery of Shell’s strategy and the growth of our company possible. P&T works collaboratively and in an integrated way with its business partners, to deliver value for our customers, and for Shell.

An Innovative Place to Work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An Inclusive & Progressive Place to Work 

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.
  • We offer several flexible working arrangements subject to business requirements for our employees to help support work-life balance.

A Rewarding Place to Work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice. Our CARE benefits are mindfully curated to promote Eco Living, overall Wellbeing, Personal Growth and Caring for our loved ones.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.