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Estimating and Cost Control Specialist

Date: Jul 7, 2019

Location: TN:Brentwood, TN - Tennessee, US, 37027

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Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing.  The refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day.

 

The logistics operations primarily consist of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek US Holdings, Inc.and its affiliates own approximately 63% (including the 2 percent general partner interest) of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE:DKL) is a growth-oriented master limited partnership focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets.

 

The convenience store retail business is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and operates approximately 300 convenience stores in central and west Texas and New Mexico.

The Manager of estimating and cost controls is a subject matter expert (SME) and provides guidance and support in estimating and cost control aspects of capital spend.  This role reports to the Director of Metrics and Reporting supporting all Delek segments, companies and business units (BUs).  This role will collaborate with estimating and cost control resources across the company.

 

Key Job Accountabilities

  • This role has 4 key accountabilities:
    • Prvide guidance and support, sharing “what good looks like”, mentoring, coaching, and training
    • Identify and ensure key estimating metrics are measured and reprted, enabling continuous improvement and sustainability around this aspect of project management
    • Owner f policies, procedures, and workflows for capital estimating and cost controls
    • Engagement with prtfolio and project management, ensuring credibility and value to Delek within estimating and cost controls.  This culd include such things as auditing and supporting BUs or segments to secure resources.
  • Ensures projects establish credible estimates and cost reporting structure appropriate for best practices based on scope, complexity, project development and execution
  • Collaborate with and guiding other cost control and estimating resources across the company on policies, procedure, and workflow.  Recognizing Delek’s business diversity when establishing or enhancing these key practices and principles, balancing “right-sizing”, value, and sustaining rigor for project development and execution.
  • Aids segments and individual project teams by supporting:  securing the right resource(s) for estimating and cost control efforts; mentoring, coaching and training those less experienced or knowledgeable project professionals; interface with leadership when appropriate for insight on issues, concerns, or instill confidence on estimating efforts; auditing estimates in such a manner to influence or direct credibility, control, and success. 
  • Identify estimating and cost control metrics, and implement roll out of metrics for reporting across all segments, in a systemic manner, helping and not overwhelming those responsible for reporting, and ensuring training with understanding
  • Lead and facilitate estimate reviews across company at various stages of project development and execution to ensure alignment and success.  This accountability could be leading and facilitating or ensuring a 3rd party is providing this support. 
  • Champion conducting lessons learned and continuous improvement sessions for estimating and cost controls
  • Works closely with planning and scheduling SME to deliver balance between cost and schedule aspect of project and portfolio management
  • Participates in meetings for key projects and quarterly portfolio discussions as support to capital governance around estimating and cost control efforts
  • Collaborate with accounting and project directors to establish and document improved work breakdown hierarchy allowing functionality across all segments and alignment with asset allocation needs and project cost structures

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Finance, Accounting or related areas
  • Seven or more years of project control experience with a strong background in estimating.
  • Diverse experience:
    • Prject size experience, small and large efforts of estimating and cost controls, <$5M to $100M
    • Prject complexity, highly complex and also simplicity in approach
    • Prject type, experience with estimating and cost controls for infrastructure projects (buildings, power upgrades, etc.), refining or similar production improvement related project (debottleneck or expansion), enterprise wide migration projects (SAP enhancements, accounting migrations to new systems, and similar)
  • Demonstrated experience with contractor estimating and cost controls as well as owner’s needs for estimating and cost controls, and knowledge for merging these together for success of the project.  Experience with contractor estimating to include best practices, and proven ability in recommending improvements when needed for project success.
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and complete multiple tasks, collaborating with diverse teams
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Proficient in the use of SAP
  • Experience with estimating programs such as Timberline, Aspen Tech, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills, in both oral and written forms, with all levels of the organization including Executive Management, vendors and contractors
  • Certifications; CEP (Certified Estimating Professional) from AACE organization; PCEA (Professional Cost Estimator/Analyst) from ICEAA organization; or similar
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and train others around estimating and cost control efforts
  • Must pass drug test and background check
  • Must be Legally Authorized­ to Work in the United States

Desired Characteristics

  • Portfolio management level estimating and cost controls
  • Previous experience working in the refining or petro-chemical industry
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.


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