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Company Name: Marathon Petroleum Company LP  
Location Name: Texas CityTX
Location Address: 2401 5th Avenue South, Texas City, TX, United States (US), 77590
Education Level: Bachelor's Desired 
Relevant Experience Level: Mid Career (4-10 Years) 
Employee Group: Regular - Full Time
Employee Subgroup: Salaried Exempt


The Galveston Bay Refinery (GBR) is seeking a Project Controls Specialist – Lead Cost Estimator to support the delivery of capital and expense projects.


The Lead Cost Estimator will provide project teams with comprehensive cost estimating support. The Lead Cost Estimator will work closely with Project Management, Engineering, Global Procurement, and Construction personnel to ensure projects are developed and executed so that performance is continuously improved.


The Lead Cost Estimator will report within the Major Projects organization and will support small, medium and major projects.   The successful candidate will have previous multi-discipline estimating experience, field construction experience, and a track record of performance delivery.


  1. Lead the GBR estimating team in delivering the estimating function for the GBR project portfolio.
  2. Perform estimate assurance for engineering contractor developed FEL-1, FEL-2 and FEL-3 estimates for midcap, large and major projects; identify gaps and risk areas in cost estimates.
  3. Provide rough order of magnitude estimates to evaluate various conceptual alternates and support economic evaluations for small, midcap and large projects.
  4. Provide estimating consultancy to project teams and guide them to obtain high quality estimates from their contractors.
  5. Coordinate, and perform as needed, the development of FEL-3 estimates for small projects.
  6. Ensure engineering contractors remain up to date on MPC/GBR rates and practices.
  7. Collaborate with site construction group for all phases of engineering projects.
  8. Participate in development of project estimate plans, constructability and material take-off reviews for all projects.
  9. Inventory and assess the project controls estimating knowledge area procedures, guidelines, templates, forms and tools, ensuring alignment with corporate policies and procedures. Periodically improve the collection through elimination, enhancement and creation of components.
  10. Support benchmarking studies to compare estimates to internal and external metrics, including the interpretation of results.
  11. Enhance historical cost databases by assisting with the implementation, collection, data storage, and publishing of project metrics.
  12. Perform job walks as necessary to support estimate development. 


Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Engineering, Construction Management, or Industrial Technology. 10+ years of experience in project controls estimating is preferred. Advanced skills and knowledge of: 1) AspenTech Capital Cost Estimator, 2) AspenTech In-Plant Cost Estimator, 3) Proficiency in MS office products, primarily Excel, Word; Proficiency in MS Access is preferred. 





About Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) operates an integrated refining, marketing and transportation system.

MPC is the nation's second-largest refiner, with a crude oil refining capacity of approximately 1.9 million barrels per calendar day in its six-refinery system. Marathon brand gasoline is sold through approximately 5,600 independently owned retail outlets across 20 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates the nation's second-largest convenience store chain, with approximately 2,730 convenience stores in 21 states.

Through subsidiaries, MPC owns the general partner of MPLX LP, a midstream master limited partnership. Primarily through MPLX, MPC owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 10,800 miles of crude oil and light product pipelines. Also through MPLX, MPC has ownership interests in gathering and processing facilities with approximately 5.9 billion cubic feet per day of gathering capacity, 8.2 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas processing capacity and 610,000 barrels per day of fractionation capacity. 

MPC's fully integrated system provides operational flexibility to move crude oil, NGLs, feedstocks and petroleum-related products efficiently through the company's distribution network and midstream service businesses in the Midwest, Northeast, East Coast, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions.


Job Function: Eng and Const; Fin and Acctg; Ref, Terminals, Pipeline
Travel Expected: Up to 25%


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Marathon Petroleum Company LP (“MPC”) is an equal employment opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Galveston
Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

Job Segment: Engineer, Procurement, Project Manager, Estimator, Engineering, Operations, Technology, Finance

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