Cost and Planning Estimator

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Cost and Planning Estimator for CAPEX Projects in the Food Industry to support our project managers and establish a library for cost estimation and planning. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing accurate and timely cost estimates and project schedules for our capital expenditure projects, with a particular focus on the food industry. You will work closely with project managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to ensure that all projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards.

Cost and Planning Estimator

What we ask

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in cost estimating and planning for CAPEX projects in the food industry.
  • Strong understanding of project management principles, including cost estimating, scheduling, and risk management.
  • Knowledge of food industry regulations, including HACCP, GMP, and FSMA.
  • Familiarity with project management software, such as Principal Toolbox, Microsoft Project, or similar tools.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.

What we offer

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and secondary benefits
  • A complex position with great exposure within a dynamic international environment
  • A broad range of career opportunities to further develop yourself
  • A typical open no-nonsense Dutch culture within an international cooperation with a long-term strategy and vision
  • The opportunity to be a business partner to the project and program managers

Apply now and join our team of dedicated professionals in shaping the future of our company.

Vacancy description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a library of cost estimates and project schedules for CAPEX projects in the food industry, using historical data and industry benchmarks.
  • Evaluate the costs of new and existing processes, technologies, and equipment to improve cost estimation accuracy.
  • Provide accurate and timely cost estimates for all phases of the project, including design, procurement, construction, commissioning, and start-up.
  • Develop and maintain project schedules, ensuring that all activities are sequenced and resourced appropriately.
  • Work closely with project managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to identify and analyze cost drivers and schedule risks, and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Participate in the development of project budgets and cash flow forecasts.
  • Monitor and report on project costs and schedule performance, identifying variances and developing corrective actions as needed.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors and suppliers to ensure that cost estimates are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Review and analyze project specifications and drawings to identify cost and schedule risks and opportunities.
  • Work with project teams to develop value engineering and cost-saving solutions.
  • Provide training and support to project managers on cost estimating and planning best practices.
    Staying true to who you really are, that is your starting point at FrieslandCampina. Because it is precisely by embracing our differences that we can grow together. We want to create a working environment that allows all employees to bring their best and authentic selves. If who we are suits you, but you're not sure if you're the best fit for the role, we still encourage you to apply so we can help you find the role that fits you best.

    For thousands of people every day, we are more than just a dairy company. To our farmers, our employees, the communities we serve, the businesses we work with and the people to whom we bring happiness, FrieslandCampina means something more. For them it's not just about what we do, but who we are.

    You will work in the global supply chain projects team whith highly skilled project and program managers who are responsible for executing projects for FrieslandCampina across the globe.

    We value talented people from any background who want to contribute to something bigger than themselves. We encourage all of our employees to make decisions that benefit our entire company. At FrieslandCampina we own our own career and act accordingly. We trust you to make a difference in your job and influence the bigger picture. Working at FrieslandCampina means you are contributing to a better world.

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    JOB-ID: 50446 | Cost and Planning Estimator, Netherlands
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