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ConocoPhillips Senior Advisor - Cost Estimating in HOUSTON, Texas

Title: Senior Advisor - Cost Estimating


Job Number: 00UQ2

Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 15 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.


Oversees and contributes to the preparation and evaluation of cost estimates for ConocoPhillips.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Prepares or reviews early cost estimates

  • Performs cost risk analysis as required

  • Participates in evaluation of contractor(s) estimating capability

  • Establishes proper cost estimate method & documentation

  • Identifies cost estimate deliverables

  • Sets &/or approves contingency

  • Sets escalation in accordance with company guidelines

  • Reviews estimates with major contractors and sets the guidelines that the contractors us in producing estimates

  • Supervises and trains other cost estimators in the group



  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as a permanent resident, refugee or asylee

  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination, or ConocoPhillips approved accommodation, required

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering, Construction Management, Finance, related business or technical discipline or foreign equivalent

  • 10 years of major domestic and international cost estimating experience

  • 10 years EPC contractor project delivery experience

  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to travel 10% of the time on a yearly basis


  • 25 years of major domestic and international cost estimating experience

  • 15 years EPC contractor project delivery experience

  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft O365 applications: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams and Word

  • Intermediate knowledge of EPC/M practices and related impacts on cost

  • Expert at highlighting “hidden” scope and quantifying undefined scope

  • Highly effective at structuring estimates to allow for various output formats

  • Ability to assertively discuss estimate quality with management

  • Strong leadership skills and collaborative interpersonal communication style

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong knowledge of risk analysis and risk management methods

  • Has clearly demonstrated strong technical competence

  • Ability to work within a diverse cultural environment

  • Demonstrated interpersonal / teambuilding skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

  • Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

  • Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged opinions, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of January 20, 2022 .

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee. Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.


Job Function: Strategic Planning, Economics, and Business Development

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level

Line of Business: GLOBAL PROJECTS

Title: Senior Advisor - Cost Estimating