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Cost Estimation Engineer

  • Location: Germany
  • Salary: Negotiable per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 16 days ago

  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Contact: Robin Hussain
  • Start Date: 01/10/2022
  • Expiry Date: 01 September 2022
  • Job Ref: JN -072022-472529

Cost Estimation Engineer

Tasks & responsibilities

  • As Cost Estimate Engineer you report to Head of Global PMO and functionally to the Project Manager in charge.
  • You estimate engineering, equipment and construction costs in early project phases to substantiate the business case.
  • In this role collect and analyze data and information in different project development phases and determine the appropriate estimation methodologies (e.g. based on databases, sector know-how and other benchmarks).
  • You ensure that all estimation relevant assumptions / clarifications (including e.g. change orders, supplier quotes, risks) are properly documented and the estimation checklist is worked off.
  • Furthermore, you support the project team by identifying cost-decisive issues and cost-reduction opportunities (Value Engineering).
  • Estimating project budgets with increasing accuracy over project development and prepare expenditure report to share with the project team and stakeholder is part of your key tasks.
  • In addition, you contribute to cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures, monitor trends, and train others in the business.


  • Master's degree (e.g. MBA, MSc. M.Eng.) or Diploma degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Economics, or related fields
  • Several years of professional working experience in large CAPEX projects
  • Significant cost estimate expertise in the pharmaceutical field with profound knowledge of industry processes, construction costs and estimation approaches
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and specialized computer programs to handle large databases
  • Emphatic communication, strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken), German is a plus
  • Flexible schedule and the willingness to travel and relocate