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London - Sutton
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Functional unit:                                           Subsea7 GPC & AP

Job title:                                                    Estimating Engineer    

Reporting to:                                              GPC & AP Estimating Manager








Reporting to the GPC&AP Estimating Manager, the Estimating Engineer is responsible for establishing cost estimates and commercial deliverables in accordance with ITT requirements, technical constraints and commercial aspects.

It is a cross-functional role that provides an overview of our business and projects, ideal for technical profiles wishing to acquire commercial and project management support skills.


  • LOCATIONBased in Sutton office or Paris Office, the Estimating Engineer position requires potential travels to other Subsea7 Regions worldwide (including Asia, Australia, Nigeria…) for short or mid-term assignments. 



  • Build up cost estimates for commercial proposals, respecting internal rules and procedures (between 1 and 1,500 MUSD).
  • Develop the execution plan with the Project Manager (Tender Lead) and the Tender Engineer (Commercial Lead) for the purpose of having a complete, accurate and optimized cost estimate.
  • Do cost simulations to evaluate alternatives (J-lay versus Reel Lay, flexible versus rigid, etc.) supporting the tender team in establishing the most cost effective solution(s).
  • Take into account deliverables issued by all departments involved in Tender and clarify where necessary (Project Management, Engineering, SCM including Fabrication + Chartering + Transit and Logistics, Operations, Tax, Legal, Risk); also provide information upfront as may be required by these departments for establishing their deliverables, in close collaboration with the Tender Lead and the Commercial Lead.
  • Contribute to all the initiatives supporting our new ways of working, aiming at generating better offers (based on a strong relationship and seamless communication between Estimating <> SCM <> Engineering)
  • Prepare the commercial deliverables for our proposals, especially the price schedules for the Lump Sum, options and unit rates.
  • Do the analysis of project expenses and revenue over time in order to obtain favorable payment conditions in the contract (cash flow).
  • Implement cost impacts during the contract clarification and negotiation phase.
  • Do a cost analysis of the products on the project.
  • Handover to the project in case of contract award.
  • Reach out to the required stakeholders to have a good understanding of Tax rules, company rates…



  • Tender Project Manager (Tender Lead role)
  • Tender Engineer (Commercial Lead role)
  • All Subsea 7 departments involved in the tendering process
  • GPC & AP Sales & Marketing Director, as owner of the Tendering New Ways of Working
  • GPC Management Team when relevant
  • Tender Board attendees when relevant or requested



  • Good management of Excel is required.
  • Precision and attention to detail is required
  • An experience in Estimating and/or Project Services background in similar industries is a plus.
  • Good understanding of Subsea7’s product and activities is a plus.
  • Proactive, thorough and curious.
  • Rigorous. Costing control and quality is a key focus area, requiring a combination of sense of prioritization and attention to detail.
  • Available and flexible.
  • Team player and transparent work method: care for others, engage with others, support others.
  • Ethical and can be trusted with confidential information.
  • Ability to take an overall view and critical mind.
  • An experience in Asia Pacific regions is a plus.