Senior Cost Estimator


Antonieta Pichinte

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: Be the go-to person for developing and managing cost estimates for projects in the offshore technology sector.

Projects: Cost estimation for offshore energy and renewable projects.

Company: EPCI offshore contractor and offshore fleet owner & operator.

Main requirements: +5 years of experience with Cost Estimation and a diploma in a technical or commercial field.

Your opportunity

Are you a detail-oriented Cost Estimator with a knack for numbers, a passion for precision, and an affinity for offshore technology?

If you want to take your career to the next step, this could be a great opportunity for you! We are looking for a new colleague, Senior Cost Estimator, to join our cost estimation team and bring an excellent level of expertise to our projects.

In this role, you will be the go-to person for developing and managing cost estimates and ensuring we deliver on time and within budget.

What you will do

  • Formulate and secure approval for the Estimate Execution Plan
  • Generate detailed cost estimates within agreed timeframes
  • Work closely with Procurement and Contracts to validate and adjust pricing
  • Conduct thorough reviews and prepare Project Benchmark sheets
  • Oversee task forces for major or intricate projects
  • Review and challenge cost estimates, and use that information for strategic discussions
  • Perform risk assessments and recommend suitable contingency measures
  • Present and justify estimate results to senior management, clients, and stakeholders
  • Perform regular peer review on all cost estimates

Where you will work

With this trusted client in the Amsterdam area, we have a long-lasting relationship. It is a privately owned company that delivers floating energy solutions and complex mooring equipment to the global oil & gas and renewables industries. Besides having proven capabilities in engineering and developing installations for harsh offshore conditions, they own and operate their own fleet of FPSOs. A welcoming organization in which people with the right pro-active attitude will get opportunities to prove themselves and grow.   

  • Challenging engineering and offshore operational environment, particularly in developing equipment for extreme offshore conditions
  • Organization with a cooperative mindset and open communication style, which allows for professional progress
  • Drive for new technologies in floating sustainable energy solutions
  • For the size of the projects, a relatively small multi-disciplinary engineering team, with a focus on conceptual and basic design
  • Combining in one close-knit company: EPCI contractor and offshore fleet-owner-operator

What you already have

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a technical or commercial field
  • +5 years of relevant experience in cost estimation in the oil and gas industry or EPC industry
  • Strong skills in data mining/management (Excel, Access, and Power BI)
  • In-depth knowledge of Cleopatra or other dedicated cost-estimating software
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken, so you can efficiently communicate with your international team
  • You currently reside in the Netherlands or have experience working in Dutch companies

Your benefits

• Collaborating with a dynamic group of exceptionally skilled professionals in the field of offshore engineering

• 30 paid holidays per year for a good work-life balance

• Covered commuting and interviewing costs

Business Travel Insurance, so you stay safe during your business travels

• Basic Dutch course, so you will understand the Dutch jokes during the coffee break

• Access to social gatherings, lectures, and events, so you will meet like-minded friends within the Dutch Maritime Industry. We also offer you a 1-year membership of KNVTS, Royal Dutch Association of Marine Engineers.

• Housing search support and registration supported by Van Storm 

Sounds interesting?

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