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Aberdeen - Westhill, Zoetermeer

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Cost Estimator

We are Seaway7, a diverse group of team players, change makers and leaders in the delivery of fixed offshore wind projects. What we do makes a difference to our planet and the future, by bringing sustainable, renewable energy to the world.

Seaway7 are looking for a Cost Estimator to join our Sales and Marketing Department on a full-time staff basis, located in either our Aberdeen or Zoetermeer offices. The Cost Estimator is responsible for all financial aspects of a proposal during the preparation, submission and clarifications.  The Cost Estimator reports to the Cost Estimating Manager and works under the supervision of a Tender Manager on any given proposal.

What you will be doing

  • Responsible for the preparation of accurate and consistent cost estimates for proposals in compliance with the customer’s commercial requirements in the tender phase, including the attendance at all relevant meetings required and to ensure compliance with the Sales and Marketing process. 
  • Responsible for tracking and maintaining change management throughout the Sales and Marketing process (ITT receipt to project handover).
  • Support the Seaway7 Sales and Marketing team post tender delivery, to ensure that internal and external feedback is addressed in a concise and accurate manner.
  • Evaluate and/or understand all costing input and incorporate into cost estimates.
  • Prepare all relevant commercial and financial documents relevant for management approval meetings.
  • Prepare cashflow estimates and complete payment plans and pricing schedules for the work offered with the proposal.
  • Assist Tender Lead while liasing with corporate departments during the preparation of a cost estimate (e.g. Tax, Treasury, Finance etc.)
  • Assure correct hand-over of cost estimate to Projects once contract has been signed.
  • Collaborate with other Seaway7 offices and work towards improving ways of working
  • Assist in the maintenance of our database for cost estimates.

What you will bring to the team

It’s the commitment and enthusiasm of our people that gives us our energy to create change and make an impact for the future. And we want you to bring your personality, skills and experience, powering us to be leaders in fixed offshore wind.

  • A BSc degree in any relevant area (e.g Finance, Business Management, QS) with a significant focus on costs and financial topics.
  • Previous relevant experience in a similar position
  • Good proficiency in the English language.
  • Able to plan work and keep accurate records.
  • Understanding of estimating software(e.g. EcoSys) and willingness to develop skills 
  • Knowledge of the offshore industry and a keen interest in learning more about projects and our business in general.
  • Team player
  • Good communicator.

At times, there may be specific qualifications we’re looking for, but we also recognise the power of transferrable skills, so if you feel you have some of the relevant skills and experience we’re looking for, we want to hear from you.

What we can offer you

We offer the opportunity to create a future to be proud of, for generations to come. Whatever the role, wherever the location, everyone plays a part.

And when we say everyone, we mean everyone. Because we believe that it’s our team spirit that makes us special. Whether we’re getting stuck in, overcoming a challenge, or celebrating a success, we always do it together.

Alongside this, we’re continually creating the environment for you to be at your best – in and outside of work. This includes:

  • Career development – access to a range of learning opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development.
  • Flexible working – everyone has commitments, responsibilities and passions outside of work. With a range of patterns available including hybrid, part-time or flexitime working, let’s discuss how we make time for what matters to you.
  • A holistic benefits package – we pride ourselves in offering a wide range of benefits that support your financial, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

The next steps

To apply for this role, simply click the ‘Apply’ button found on this page.

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Here are 3 top tips to help you submit an application:

  • Make sure your CV is up-to-date and highlights the transferable skills and experience you can bring to this role.
  • Include a cover letter as part of your application. It’s your chance to tell us why you would be a brilliant addition to our team.
  • Take your time with your application and check there are no errors such as spelling mistakes.

Once you have submitted your application, we will be in touch as soon as possible with next steps.

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