Contracts and Cost Engineer/ Proposal and Estimation Specialist

Last Updated: 21st November 2020 (about 1 year ago)

United Kingdom



Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level

English, Hindi, Punjabi, Russian


Accomplished and seasoned professional with experience in Contracts Administration, Cost Control, Cost Monitoring, estimation and bidding having strong interpersonal and communication skills including a clear, precise attitude and methodical attention to detial. Ability to prioritize proposals, pre qualifications to meet business needs and goals. Demonstrated ability to lead geographically dispersed internal resources and work in collabrative environment. Having more than 14 years background in Oil and Gas Sector including almost 7 years estimation and bidding experience in Oman. Core competencies includes Estimation, Bidding, Pre tender contracts and Planning as well as excellent communication and time management skills. Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as within a team. Strong written and verbal communication skills including strong ability to build personal relationships with potential clients and internal personnel. Strong planning, negotiation, communications, analytical, project and organizational skills.


Punjab Technical University
Bachelor of Technology

   Aug 2003
— Jun 2006



Special Technical Services
Senior Engineer Contracts

   Jan 2020
— Current

 Monitor contract deliverables and ensure they are programmed to a level of detail necessary for the site team to deliver the same without delays
 Ensure procurement and reconciliation of materials is carried out in accordance with Company procedures to best value and to prevent delays
 Ensure site team compliance with contractual obligations
 Ensure a commercial plan and end of life forecast is in place and monitored monthly for the successful commercial delivery of the project
 Analyse progress reports, updated costs and forecasts
 Ensure correct commercial engagement of subcontractors
 Implement the risk management process, review risk register and check risk controls
 Prepare and monitor Project Financial Performance monthly & weekly with the project teams, implementing necessary actions
 Complete and distribute the Contract Initiation/Completion form for each project
 Ensure weekly review of progress, budget resources and forward planning are carried out, and lookahead programmes are in place
 Chair and attend internal and external meetings and ensure the production of accurate records of any discussions and actions

SNC Lavalin Engineering India Pvt Ltd
Senior Estimator Mechanical

   Jan 2019
— Dec 2019

 Reviewing and evaluating requests for estimates (EPC, PMC and FEED)
 Preparing weekly bid calendar and ensures timely completion of estimates.
 Reviewing estimates and revisions for completeness and accuracy.
 Reviewing construction documents and understands scope of work to bid.
 Executing take-offs of construction documents, Estimate projects and quantity survey
 Inputs take-offs into computer spreadsheet.
 Obtaining pricing for materials and bids from subcontractors, Solicit qualified subcontractors
 Prepares cost analysis in computer by recapitulating material, labor, equipment, subcontractor and overhead costs incurred in the installation of items.
 Makes an estimate where predetermined standard(s) are not available.
 Required at all times to prioritize tasks according to schedule demands, senior management directives and periodic urgencies
 Develops and maintains resource information on products, vendors, subcontractors, government requirements, etc.
 Attends departmental meetings any post-bid or pre-bid meetings as required.
 Project transition to project manager (PM)
 Capable of performing the above tasks both as an individual and team participant
 Develop, maintain and encourage open communication and cooperative working relationships with all employees and departments
 Maintaining confidentiality of all company information
 Performing any and all other functions and duties that may be assigned by superiors

Arabian Industries LLC
Senior Engineer Estimation

   Oct 2011
— Oct 2018

 Directed cross-functional teams in preparing qualifications, technical responses, and cost estimates in response to Requests for Proposal (RFPs) for major clients in Oman and UAE.
 Evaluated proposal content requirements and managed deliverables. Utilized formal processes for preparing bids and proposals, to ensure all deliverables were compliant to bidding specifications, completed in a timely manner, and reviewed for proper management approval.
 Managed and developed multi-million-dollar project proposals with competing deadlines, in conjunction with discipline estimators, to deliver proposals with average success rate of 50%; resulted in new clients
 Successful multi-million-dollar proposals

Punj Lloyd Limited
Senior Engineer

   Jul 2006
— Oct 2011

 Leading tenders from receiving RFQ to submission of tender (Techno-Commercial Proposals)
 Reviewing tender/bid documents, specifications and drawings, perform quantity take-offs / detailed BOM, float enquiries to receive quotations for the materials & services, organizing bids for subcontract works and technical/commercial evaluation of Vendors & Subcontractors proposal.
 Develop and verify MTOs, equipment and bulk quantities against P&IDs and drawings.
 Review estimates to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance with defined scope of work.
 Engineer and coordinate with teammates on estimating methods and preparation directions.
 Estimating labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, drawings, specifications, and related documents. Utilizing the company approved costing methodology, data and systems to present estimate results in a detailed breakdown format.
 All in-house co-ordination for preparation of bid including follow-up, collection of input from various sub-contractors or 3rd party.
 Ensure completeness of Subcontract Enquiry Packages and availability of Subcontract offers well in time.
 Ensure Subcontractor responses are complete & tabulated accurately on a Bid Evaluation spreadsheet.
 Estimating Indirect costs for the project including management services, equipment and material costs, construction costs, operating costs, and other costs associated with project.
 Coordination with the Procurement Group to ensure Vendors RFQ Technical and Commercial Bid Evaluations are completed in a timely manner.
 Prepare / Review the preparation of the construction schedule, providing man-hours and equipment requirement for each activity and also ensure correctness to capture anticipated durations and manning.
 Assist Proposals Manager in the identification, evaluation and ranking of risks as well as developing a strategy to manage and mitigate the risks to Company.
 Present to Proposals Manager for review the Cost Estimate in detail prior to review of the tender by Management.
 Assist Proposals Manager with the preparation of a list of clarifications and qualifications to the proposal.
 Completing the clients pricing and technical tender schedules.
 When requested, carry out peer review of estimates compiled by others, checking for completeness, pricing accuracy and adequate manning and resource requirements.
 Organizing Budget Handover Meetings to Project Managers.
 Maintaining Lessons Learnt database from existing projects.
 Assisting Proposals Manager in other various departmental development work
 Revise and conclude incoming Requests for Proposals (RFP’s).
 Advising top management about the suitability of the tender and the resulting impact on the business plan Manage and plan all discipline estimating activities, evaluate detailed cost estimates, person- hour and consumable estimates.
 Attending Site Visits, Pre-Bid clarification meetings, Tender clarification meetings and final negotiation meetings with the client & keeping a record of all verbal information disseminated by the client during the pre-bid meeting and job showing
 Preparation of Cost Estimates and Techno-commercial Proposals in line with tender requirements.
 Preparation of enquiries for quotations for materials, services, subcontract works, specific to project needs, negotiating with various vendors to obtain the optimum prices with the required validity.
 Preparation of the Project schedule, Manpower and equipment projections and ensuring the adequacy of the same for the successful execution of the project.
 Co-coordinating all the bid preparation activities, and ensuring the successful preparation of a highly competitive techno-commercial bid.
 Update all Bid/Proposals status and circulate to Management regularly and explaining the details behind each estimate, including the basis of the man-hours allocated for each task, personnel resources needed to execute each task, etc.
 Thoroughly reviewing the complete ITT documents in line with the resource projects and construction planning, and identification of constraints, exceptions, deviations, and recording them as qualifications/assumptions made for the preparation of cost estimates.
 Post Project Award contract study, preparation of revised estimates based on agreed list of assumptions / qualifications and allocation of man-hours estimated profit margin to the management. Assisting project manager on alternative project execution approaches based on the scope of work and the most cost effective possible execution methods.
 Preparation of extra claims for additional scope of work during project execution & intimate to Project Department.
 To monitor the actual cost v/s budget cost for secured jobs.
 Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
 Confer with engineers, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
 Establish and maintain tendering process, and conduct negotiations.
 Visit site and record information about access, drainage and topography, and availability of services such as water and electricity