The Estimator role within the Inspection department is not just a person who sits and calculates given times against fixed jobs and known variables from a provided spec sheet. Enquiries enter the department by four routes, phone, email, emerging work from an existing project and from other departments verbally. Therefore, it is often the estimator who a client sees in person first from Axiom so the role needs to be performed by a professional, technically proficient individual with excellent communication skills as they are in affect the face of the company in such daily situations.
The estimator is required to work with and advise the client in accordance with the relevant legislation and essentially design the workflow of a job based on the type of asset to be inspected, the size of the asset, the type of Inspection that is required to be performed and only then the amount of manpower, type of manpower in terms of qualifications and trained disciplines required, then assign the correct technical equipment required to complete the work in terms of NDT equipment and hire equipment to support the work
This means the role requires the following:
- Excellent communication skills
- Full driving license
- Computer literate and familiar with word Excel as a minimum. Lotus Notes would be an advantage.
- A proven record of delivering technical customer service. To Manager level.
- Knowledge and understanding of UK legislation and guidance for Industry. This specifically is but not limited to the PSSR regulations, PUWER regulations etc.
- Knowledge of Written Schemes of Examination, Risk based Inspection and RBI process.
- Experience with or, of working on process equipment such as tank, reactors, piping, pressure systems, boilers, columns, relief streams etc….
- Experience of the Inspection and NDT Industry and the relevant Inspection standards and guidance –
- EEMUA 159
- CSWIP Visual Inspection
- Experience/knowledge of NDT appointing bodies such as PCN/ASNT and standard NDT techniques, the materials they can be performed upon and their limitations. Such as:
- Ultrasonic Thickness Testing (USTT)
- Magnetic Particle Flaw Detection (MPFD)
- Dye Pentetrant Flaw Detection (DPFD)
- Eddy Current Flaw Detection (ECFD)
Knowledge of relevant design standards and what they apply to:
- BS2654: Manufacture of Vertical Steel Welded Non-Refrigerated Storage Tanks with Butt-Welded Shells for the Petroleum Industry.
- BSEN 14015: BS EN 14015 Specification for the design and manufacture of site built, vertical, cylindrical, flat-bottomed, above ground, welded, steel tanks for the storage of liquids at ambient temperature and above.
- PD5500: Standard for pressure vessels