Cost Estimator / Engineer

Storing vital products with care

Storing vital products with care

Cost Estimator / Engineer
As a Cost Estimator / Engineer
 it is an interesting time for you to come on board at Vopak! Cost estimating of projects is one of the key elements required to develop and execute the right projects. It involves technical, commercial and business knowledge to deliver accurate cost estimates for new projects. This role is part of Global Engineering located in Rotterdam and will serve projects over the entire world. These projects include exciting new energy projects to meet the future demand of our society.

​At Global Engineering, Vopak offers project development support via professionals with diversified skills and experience to an internal customer base spread over four divisions and 66 terminals worldwide. Vopak Global Engineering offers an international and diversified work experience where you will have plenty of opportunities to broaden your knowledge.

If this is you, then we would be happy to meet you!   

Your three main missions

‘You will ensure our cost estimates are accurate via estimation, validation and risk analysis'

You will conduct tender evaluations & value engineering studies'

‘You will develop cost databases, trending and estimating framework & tools'

How will you do this?

You will team up with some of the best and brightest to work on challenging projects in the terminal industry. At Global Engineering, Vopak provides technical support and business solutions to new brownfield expansion and greenfield projects working in close coordination with engineers, business developers, and operational subject matter experts. Are you in?

Your job in bullet points:

  • Project cost estimating and price validation, involving such activities as estimating, estimate validation and cost analysis in each step of the Vopak Project Management (VPM) process; incl. sensitivity and risk analysis for Preliminary, Strategic and Final Investment Proposals (PIP, SIP, FIP);

  • Aid in tender evaluations and value engineering studies;

  • Maintain and develop the Vopak cost database, cost trending, and estimating framework and tools;

  • Prepare detailed estimates for all relevant projects during the first three VPM stages;

  • Verify quality and readiness of engineering vs matching estimating classes;

  • Assist Project Teams with bid analysis and contract negotiations, in cooperation with the Procurement discipline;

  • Advise Project Manager and Project Owner on cost estimates, risk analyses;

  • Maintain and develop the cost -and estimating framework and databases based on data feedbacks of realized or stopped projects;

  • Develop and maintain typical cost estimates to support the building block approach in the standard design database (Repeatable formula);

  • Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends;

  • Maintain technical and cost knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing relevant publications;

We are looking for:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering; a technical background is required;

  • Preferably with a minimum of three years of engineering experience;

  • Experience in the process industry (e.g. petrochemical, chemical, energy or contracting parties for these industries);

  • Affinity with IT and able to program in e.g. Excel / VBA, Python, MatLab or other programs;

  • Able to operate AutoCAD and 3D drawing software;

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills accompanied by meticulousness;

  • Mature, proactive, resourceful and hands-on with good initiative;

  • Able to automate the work if repetitive;

  • Independent worker who is able to work well with minimal supervision;

What we can offer:

  • Market conform salary depending on skills and experience

  • Bonus opportunity

  • Travel allowance

  • 30 holidays on an annual basis

  • Collective Health Insurance (contribution Vopak of 50% of basic package)

  • Vopak's own pension scheme

  • We will continuously invest in your personal growth, and future career path within Vopak

Are you the Cost Estimator / Engineer we are looking for? 

Then start your journey at Vopak and apply via the ‘apply' button below. For questions about the process please contact the Recruiter.

Vopak is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone is different, and the differences in people allow us to match our ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. That's why we are curious about who you are!

An e-assessment may be a part of the selection procedure

Sollicitatie procedure

Stap 1
Stap 2
1e interview
Stap 3
Online assessment
Stap 4
2e interview
Stap 5

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