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Project Estimator


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  85059
Facility:  Channelview/North Ops-Lyo
Department:  Regional Capital Projects Control
Division:  Intermediates and Derivatives, Refining


Basic Function

Provides project estimating support to the Capital Projects Groups for the region.  The regional locations are the following LyondellBasell manufacturing sites:  Bayport, Channelview, Houston Refinery, La Porte & Pipeline.

Roles & Responsibilities

This position in the regional project controls organization will provide estimating support for site-managed capital projects. Will typically produce 80-120 estimates per year (less than $10MM).  


Key roles and responsibilities include:


  • Development or review of project Basis of Estimate document and the TIC estimates (Phase 0 through 4)
  • Prepares estimates, sometimes aggregates estimates by others and reviews estimates for all project phases with supervision.
  • Assists with program standardization and enhancements.
  • Ensures estimates conform to LYB requirements based on the phase of the project.
  • Contributes data to estimate database and performs unit rate analysis
  • Assists in estimate review sessions
  • Provides estimate data when needed for benchmarking with guidance
  • Participates in cost risk analysis as required to determine contingency 
  • Identify cost estimate deliverables
  • Applies escalation in accordance with company guidelines.
  • Understands market impacts on cost estimation; rate fluctuation based on location
  • Site visits to field verify project scope
  • Includes material take offs from engineering deliverables
  • Assists in analysis of estimate variances
  • Produce accurate project estimates on a timely basis
  • Evaluate contractor(s) estimates
  • Recast estimates and estimate validation with supervision.
  • Support other team members in accomplishing team goals involving cost.
  • Attend face to face meetings at the regional site locations. #LI-LC2

Min. Qualifications

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree with 6 years of experience in the chemical or petrochemical industry OR high school diploma/GED with 8 years of experience in the chemical or petrochemical industry 
  • The skills and abilities of Cost Estimator should have are SAP PM module experience, ability to trend data, excel experience.
  • Understanding of market trends impacts on estimating to adequately assign escalation factors.
  • Strong analytical skills that will allow proper assessments of projects to identify potential issues. In addition, be able to support the development and recommend solutions via communication and support with Project Management.
  • Knowledge working within Aspentech Capital Cost Estimator (ACCE) software to develop estimates.
  • Will be required to work independently and with a team in carrying out a project’s cost control, scheduling efforts.
  • Design or construction experience preferred. 


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Nearest Major Market: Houston

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