DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.
SBG is a specialized department within DAI Global, LLC that leads engagements with private sector clients in the oil, gas, mining, power, and renewable energy sectors around issues of supporting local participation in international commerce and investment. Its core services to its clientele cover the following areas:
Local content policy and regulatory advisory and training
Local content analytics and forecasting
Strategy, design and execution of corporate social investment programs and enterprise development centers
Please see SBG’s webpage for more detail: https://www.dai.com/our-work/solutions/sustainable-business.
SBG’s uses custom proprietary software in support of its analytics and forecasting service line. This software is used to forecast the domestic economic value added from the building and operation of capital projects in various countries. To do this, a detailed but illustrative cost decomposition of the capital project is required. This decomposition breaks down an overall capital project cost by project phase, activity, sub-activity, and ultimately into procurement packages typical to the project type.
Objective: Produce template cost and schedule estimations of identified capital project types. 1. Each capital project template must:
1.a. Cover all typical project phases (both CAPEX and OPEX) over time.
1.b. Be modular in structure (by asset, activity or other relevant grouping)
1.c. Be scalable (by capacity and time)
1.d. Be to a reasonable level of detail to allow for application of a procurement strategy
2. Each capital project template must include:
2.a. A detailed list of assumptions and exclusions
2.b. Identification of 5-10 parameters by which the template could be scaled or lengthened / shortened. Typical values for these parameters should be provided, as well as a 90% confidence interval of likely values
2.c. Written questions that could be asked of oil and gas operators to obtain values for each of the 5-10 project parameters
2.d. Written description about the capital project type, including:
2.d.i. Important project characteristics
2.d.ii. Important factors that distinguish templated project from other types of projects
2.d.iii. Description of factors that typically change the 5-10 project parameters. Address the “what”, “how”, and “why” for each factor
Formally-trained cost estimator
Demonstrated experience in cost and schedule estimating for a variety of large capital projects in the oil and gas industry.
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent communication skills
Fluency in written and spoken English
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 4045
About DAI SBG
DAI’s Sustainable Business Group (SBG) supports private companies to be smarter corporate citizens in their local business operations and assists public authorities to develop policy, regulation, and incentives that grow sustainable industries.