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Subsea 7 are looking for an Estimating Lead to join the Pipeline Group based in our Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow office on a full-time, contract basis for an initial period of 6 months.  The Pipeline Group's (PG)  vision is to lead the way in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the energy industry.

We offer consistent and progressive delivery of global rigid pipeline systems, through locally tailored solutions, automation and strategic supply chain partnerships.

Reporting direct to the Tendering Manager and part of the Pipeline Group tendering team, the Estimating Lead will take responsibility for the estimating function of Pipeline Group tendering. Supporting the Tendering Manager in ensuring a consistent and minimal cost delivery of all relevant tendering deliverables.

Pipeline Group is an integrated and centralised internal service provider within Subsea 7, focussed on supporting all our global regions. We take ownership of full pipeline delivery including welding, inspection, insulation, corrosion coatings and installation. The Estimating Lead will be responsible for ensuring that their section of the Pipeline Group tender is accurate, concise and competitive to support the global business in achieving successful award and execution of Pipelay projects.

Specific Key Responsibilities & Activities

  • Accountable for producing tender estimating deliverables to an agreed timetable for all Pipeline Group work scopes.
  • Ensure that all cost estimates are approved by Pipeline Group management and delivered in line with the Pipeline Group BMS process.
  • Take a leading role in managing the regional interface, ensuring that the timeline and deliverables from the Pipeline Group are clearly understood.
  • Co-ordinate the tender review cycle, supporting the Package Lead in executing the management approval and handover process.
  • Deliver fit for purpose costing as standard unless otherwise agreed, promoting a culture of MCO within the tendering team.
  • Ensure that all estimates are financially accurate and measured against appropriate benchmarks.
  • Deliver all estimates required by the Pipeline Group Early Engagement team to support the regional WIN strategy for global rigid pipelay activities.
  • Maintain a track record of all tendered data, to support the management analysis/forecasting and tender benchmarking.
  • Support the regional tendering team post tender delivery, to ensure that internal or external feedback is addressed in a concise and accurate manner.
  • Manage the handover of any awarded project estimates to the Pipeline Group Cost Controllers.


  • Operate within the Code of Conduct
  • Operate according to Subsea 7’s Management Principles and Business Management System
  • Support standards and procedures for the Pipeline Group



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  • Pipeline Group Tendering Manager
  • Pipeline Group Package Managers
  • Pipeline Group Installation Lead
  • Pipeline Group Supply Chain Management
  • Pipeline Production Team Tendering Operations Lead
  • Pipeline Production Team Technical Lead
  • Pipeline Group Management Team
  • Regional Tendering Teams


  • Estimating Lead would preferably have at least a bachelor’s degree in an area such as economics, mathematics, building science, statistics, construction management, production management, accounting, finance or engineering. Consideration will also be given to candidates with a degree in another relevant area, or suitably qualified through experience.
  • Excellent workload management.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Detail orientated.
  • Ability to process big-picture items.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.