Cost Estimator

Vacancy: Cost Estimator who is ‘equipped for impact’

Do you want to be part of a globally operating team of innovators? Do you also think bigger than big? And, do you have what it takes to make an impact? Then we might be looking for you. Find out more about our vacancy for a Cost Estimator.

About our organisation

We are Huisman. We develop step changing technical solutions and translate these into the design and construction of the largest onshore and offshore installations. For decades, we have been working all over the world for offshore wind, geothermal, oil & gas, leisure and civil industries. With our passionate workforce and worldwide production, service & sales facilities we are equipped for impact in these times of energy transition.

“As Huisman is a family owned company, we are critical in what we want produce and participate in."

Charlotte Roodenburg - Manager New Build Sales

About the position of Cost Estimator

What to expect of the Cost Estimator position within Huisman? 

As a Cost Estimator, you will play a crucial role in ensuring accurate cost projections for various projects, contributing to the success and profitability of our organization.

You can expect a challenging position in an international project-based organisation. You will be part of a dynamic and professional company where innovation, quality, flexibility and creativity are key. As a Cost Estimator you are responsible for preparing the sales budgets for large newbuilt - and services projects for the worldwide Huisman organisation. To make budgets, you will work in close cooperation with the concept engineering and tender management. After finishing, your budget is used to determine competitive sales prices for our clients.

After a project is sold, you remain actively involved in the project execution for work budgets, project controlling assistance and variation orders.   

At Huisman, you will be in close contact with our locations all over the world and you get the opportunity to follow the product from the drawing board to it actual being installed on board of a vessel at our own quayside.

You will work in a team of 4 to 6 employees. Flexible working hours are negotiable and there is a possibility to work from home 1-2 days a week. Working from home will be less possible during the 1st year, given your induction process. You will face an informal working environment where everyone is approachable.

Personal development and education opportunities are part of the deal. We would also like to point out the other advantages of working at Huisman, such as the opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking innovations, an excellent employment conditions package and regular drinks in our own bar.

What do we expect of you?

  • Checking the information submitted by concept engineering and making sure the background of the design, technical solutions and innovations are clear. 
  • Checking for potential cost price savings in the design where possible
  • Discussing the content of the offer and the quotation method with the relevant stakeholder(s)
  • Cost Analysis: Conduct comprehensive cost analysis for upcoming projects sales proposals by reviewing specifications, materials, labour requirements, and other relevant factors.
  • Estimation: Develop detailed cost estimates ensuring accuracy and reliability in projections.
  • Project Support: Provide insight in workbudgets to project management, production locations worldwide and finance. Keep track of the project and give recommendations where needed. Develop costs estimates for project variation orders.
  • Analyse data and lessons learned of finished projects
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay updated on industry trends, cost factors, and market fluctuations to refine estimation processes and enhance cost accuracy over time.
  • Documentation: Maintain organized records of cost estimates, adjustments, and related documentation for future reference and analysis.

Wondering if you are 'equipped for impact'?

You are:

  • flexible;
  • someone who takes ownership of the budgeting process;
  • a team player who can also work independently;
  • familiar with project management principles and methodologies is a plus;
  • a sense of accountability regarding the company's financial performance.

You have:

  • a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related technical field;
  • a proven experience as a Cost Estimator in a technical organization, preferably within engineering, construction, or manufacturing sectors. We are also open to a candidate who wants to learn this profession;
  • strong understanding of technical drawings, specifications, and construction documents;
  • excellent analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy;
  • effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate across multidisciplinary teams;
  • attention to detail;
  • affinity with both finance and engineering;
  • the ability to adapt quickly to new requirements and to prioritise.

Some practical things we need you to have:

  • An EU passport/valid work permit for The Netherlands;
  • A good command of the English language verbally and in writing.

More about Huisman

We design and produce in-house and deliver our turn-key products to clients worldwide. Our clients choose us for our entrepreneurial spirit, skills, reliability, and innovative solutions. Examples? Consider myHuisman©, our digital portal for equipment owners. So, if you join Huisman make sure you are equipped for impact. In other words, surprise us, our clients and… yourself!

What do we have to offer?

  • An excellent benefits package tailored to your experience and education level;
  • An international work environment;
  • Various growth and development opportunities;
  • Open, informal, no-nonsense culture with short communication lines.

Does this sound like you?

Apply online for the position of Cost Estimator by using the application form at the bottom of this page. We are curious to see what kind of impact you will make.

Still need a bit more info or looking for something that suits you better?

Please contact us via our contact form for more information or sign up for our job alert to receive details of new opportunities in your inbox.

Disclaimer for recruitment and selection agencies:

We don’t accept any unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment and selection agencies. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered by Huisman. Applications received are property of Huisman. We don’t appreciate acquisition and this also applies to Huisman colleagues or associated Huisman companies.

  • Full-time
  • Professional
  • Schiedam, The Netherlands
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Michella Oudshoorn
“Connecting people and working together towards the next step drives me. Let’s connect and discover how Huisman can be the next step in your career.”

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