Senior Cost Estimation Specialist

Dow (Chennai, TN, India) 19 days ago

Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd. has an opening for Senior Cost Estimation Specialist to be located at Chennai, India

Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care and electronics.


  • As an individual contributor, responsible and accountable for various classes of project cost estimates from conceptual stage to control stage
    • Conceptual estimates to evaluate various alternatives and support economic evaluations for the business decisions.
    • Authorization estimates utilizing historical data with appropriate installation factors, site specific factors for final authorization and execution purposes
  • Liaise and interact with the Project team for appropriate and timely inputs to support the quality and timely delivery of estimations.
  • Participate in estimate reviews with project teams to ensure scope consistency.
  • Evaluates project deviations in order to provide data to project steering team for proper decision making
  • Works with cost management to assure alignment between estimate and cost management baselines.
  • Completely comply with the discipline work process and aligned to Discipline Activity Specialist for accuracy and quality of deliverables.
  • Support and lead company’s various initiatives and organizational goals towards the best portfolio management.
  • Responsible for the personal safety and to comply with the safety norms of the company.
  • Familiar with other Engineering Discipline Knowledge and its MTO

Global Competencies

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Initiative and teamwork
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Learning and Sharing
  • Technical Capabilities and innovation

Technical Skill Set

  • Having a high-level overview and visualization of the complete life cycle of a project.
  • Comprehensive knowledge all aspects of Engineering (FEL to DD), Procurement, Construction and Commissioning practices for Small and Large Projects.
  • Able to read and analyze PFDs P&IDs and other project relevant engineering documents.
  • Experience in construction practices of green field and brownfield projects, including shutdown in Chemical /Petrochemical or Oil & Gas Industries.
  • Knowledge of Schedule Management, Cost Management, Cost Tracking Methodology and Risk Analysis techniques in projects.
  • Knowledge in contracting and outsourcing guidelines, accounting practices and Scope Change Order Process.
  • Knowledge of projects at different geographies / locations and the project execution methodologies and best practices around the Globe.


  • Minimum than 10 to15 years of Post qualification experience in Project Cost Estimation complied with acceptable Estimating Methodologies.
  • Bachelors / Master’s degree in Engineering.
  • Certification in Estimating Tools, like Aspen Capital Cost Estimator (Icarus/ Kbase)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (like MS Excel and MS Presentation)
  • Fluency in in English (written and oral communication)
  • Associate/member of any renowned Cost/Estimation Institutions (Optional)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification / Project Management certifications (optional)

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career.

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit [...] or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

Senior Cost Estimation Specialist

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