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Cost Estimator / Quantity Surveyor

Employer: NES Global Talent
Desired Expertise: Cost Engineer|Estimating|Quantity Surveying
Experience: 3+ years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Saint James
Salary: DOE
Date Updated: Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Job Description

Job Title - Quantity Surveyor/ Cost Estimator
Job Type - Permanent
Location - St. James, Louisiana

Job Summary:

NES Global Talent is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the oil & gas Industry. Our client, a growing Chemicals Operator, has a permanent opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor/ Cost Estimator to be based in St. James, LA.

Position Overview:

The Cost Estimator is responsible for managing the costs, estimating changes, and ensuring the construction project is completed within its projected budget and schedule. The position is part of the overall project controls strategy of validating both contractors' invoice claims and progress across the entire worksite.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement an efficient procedure for measuring and tracking quantities.
  • Create and implement quantity database; input findings into database.
  • Price and forecast the quantity and cost of the different materials requested by the contractors and needed for the project.
  • Prepare bills of quantities and other documentation to support change management, tender documents, service agreements, etc.
  • Prepare variance analysis and other documentation to support studies.
  • Track changes to the design and/or construction work and adjust budget projections accordingly.
  • Measure and value installed quantities of other work done onsite.
  • Provide certification of work completed and goods received for paying contractor's invoices.
  • Acts as a liaison among the site managers, project managers, and site engineers.
  • Writes and prepares reports of findings from sampling, quantities installed, and any other required information.
  • Resolves variances in progress with contractor when needed.
  • Determines critical work in each area and conducts sampling to certify contractors' claims of payment.


  • Maintains highest standards of safety and housekeeping according to established guidelines
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned
    • In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees are expected to conform to the following:
      • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision
      • Interact professionally with other employees, customers, and suppliers
      • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments
      • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.

Qualifications :


-Technical degree in Civil Engineering or Construction management required.

-Bachelor's Degree preferred.


-3 to 5 years of Quantity Surveying experience required.


-Knowledge and understanding of the complete construction cycle.

-Knowledge of cost of raw materials.

-Knowledge of labor and installation costs.

Skills & Abilities:

-Proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel, and standard computer systems required.

-Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work with all levels of the organization.

-Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.

-Excellent listening, consultative, and negotiation skills.

-Attention to detail.

-Ability to read and interpret blueprints/drawings & perform take-offs required.

-Ability to write and create data reports required.

-Ability to learn specialist software.

-Ability to understand and work with numbers (numeracy).

This is an excellent opportunity to become part of one of the fast growing Chemicals Operators who are driving forward increasingly specialized and innovative solutions. The successful applicant will receive a competitive compensation package comprehensive benefits, medical coverage, paid vacation, matching 401K and more. For further information regarding this role or to discuss other opportunities contact Mishu Ullah.

Established in 1978, NES Global Talent provides a complete range of contract and permanent talent solutions to the Oil and Gas, Power, Construction and Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Manufacturing and IT sectors worldwide. With more than 40 offices in 28 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. Offering far more than a traditional recruitment service, we fully support our contractors while they are on assignment with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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