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Costs & Contracts Engineer

Cost and Contract EngineerHuntsman are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Cost and Contract Engineer, to join our site in Rotterdam.This is an exciting opportunity for driven Engineer, to ensure (financial) contract compliance and assist in managing and increasing contractor performance. Reporting into the Contract Manager, you will also verify contractor cost estimates before order placement, and proper contract close-out while capturing lessons learned.As the Cost and Contract Engineer, you will:

  • Evaluate and monitor contractor performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations, for both day to day maintenance activities as well as Turn Around events.
  • Seek opportunities for contract improvements within and outside the contract base
  • Support the Contract Manager in contract reviews and monitors changes in the contracts of key strategic contractors/suppliers
  • Ensure correct work break down structure is set up for TA cost control reporting purposes, according to the global maintenance cost model
  • Ensure cost control during Turn Around events by coordinating a team of cost controllers and quantity surveyors under supervision of the Contract Manager
  • Ensure the financial control and close-out of Turn Around events
  • Deliver the Turn Around cost and contract close-out reporting and ensure learnings are captured during following Turn Around events
  • Verify and validate contractor (hourly) estimates and quotations before placing orders. You will also verify and validate contractor's invoices before acknowledging receipts
  • Support in the delivery of cost estimates based on conceptual Turn Around scopes

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor degree in a Business focused subject, including business, finance and supply chain.
  • 2 – 5 years of experience in a cost or contract Engineering role, ideally in the (petro)chemical sector.
  • Knowledge of contracting types, (sub)contracting, and cost estimating and control.
  • Good IT skills including an excellent knowledge of Excel and ideally experience of SAP or similar software.
  • Fluency in English and Dutch.
  • Confident communication and influencing skills.
  • Strong skills in reporting.
  • Strong drive for recognising and acting on areas for improvement, with the ability to generate new ideas.

About Huntsman:Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2020 revenues of approximately $6 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 70 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 9,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at

Costs & Contracts Engineer

Huntsman, Rotterdam
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