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Joseph Kikiowo

Candidate ID: 1765913

Career Summary

MBA / Management Post Graduates with 20 years experience in Oil / Gas / Petroleum functional area

Skill Set

Cost Estimating, Cost Control, Contract Engineering, Project Management, Planning & Scheduling, Claims Management, Negotiation,

Professional Information

Total Experience : 20

Nationality : Nigeria

Qualification Level : MBA / Management Post Graduates

Job Function : Oil / Gas / Petroleum

Work Location Preference : Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Joseph Kikiowo
19, Utomi Aire Avenue, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. Nigeria.
08082227505 | | j
Highly skilled and experienced in various project’s related disciplines, including cost estimating, cost control, contract management, construction law, claims management, dispute avoidance and resolution. Conversant with FIDIC, JCT and NEC conditions of contract. Affiliated with some world’s leading professional bodies in construction. Took voluntary early exit from Nigeria LNG Limited in 2019 after 18 years of service. Currently in private professional practice and seeking team-leading role in contracts management or cost estimating in a reputable organisation.
University of Wales, UK - MBA Project Management 2014.
Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. UK - LL.M Construction Law & Arbitration 2012.
Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. Nigeria - HND Quantity Surveying 1985.
Member Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
PMP Credential of Project Management Institute
Member Society of Construction Law, UK
Fellow Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Member Lagos Court of Arbitration
Member Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators of Nigeria
Member Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre
Managing Partner | Global Grid Consult Mar 2019 to Present
Chartered Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers and Arbitrators.
• Developed and implement the company’s plans and programs.
• Mentorship and interaction with staff members to enhance growth and encourage their development.
• Oversee the creation of policies and procedures.
• Managed compliance with statutory and clients’ registration requirements.
• Implemented complete and up to date relevant statutory requirements.
Senior Cost Engineer | Nigeria LNG Limited Jan 2011 to Jan 2019
4th leading exporter of LNG in the world (22 million tonnes annually).
• Supervised the activities of assigned staff (8 no), including training, coaching and developing them.
• Administered contract management support to minimise successful contractual claims. Supervised processing of payment certificates and evaluation of variations.
• Directed team in the collection of actual cost performance, conditioning data for future use and benchmarking information for robust cost estimates.
• Effectively supervised project control services; verification of project control budgets and forecasts of final costs, regular reports to aid execution of projects within budget and development of project control procedure.
• Leading member of the tender evaluation team. Transparent and auditable bid analysis assisted in maintaining Company good corporate image.
• Provided collaborative support to project teams by providing advice on contract issues.
• Frontline role in value engineering exercises. Values engineering exercise achieved up to 20% cost savings in some specific projects.
• Implemented project cost management services plans based on the Company’s projects portfolio. This enhanced communication and a good relationship with internal customers.
• Improved estimates’ confidence level and sound estimate basis. Attained Company’s target of contract award prices to be within +/-10% of Company counter estimates in > 80% of projects.
Cost Estimator | Nigeria LNG Limited Nov 2000 to Dec 2010
Operator of 6 Natural liquefaction trains, producing roughly 10% of the world´s LNG consumption.
• Developed and maintained up-to-date cost database for the preparation of accurate cost estimates.
• Produced project financial reports including current site estimates, original, current and forecast final status in respect of cost and progress. Database enhanced effective project control.
• Quality project cost estimates enhanced value for money and cost leadership for projects.
• Implementation of timely issuance of valuation and payment certificates enhanced effective project cost management and budget performance.
Quantity Surveyor | Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited May 1995 to Dec 1999
Now known as Total E & P Nigeria
• Prepared of bills of quantities and cost estimates for construction projects.
• Prepared valuation certificates for payments.
• Carried out a market survey for input into cost estimate preparation.
• Cost estimating / Cost control
• Primavera P6 Software.
• Claims / contract management, and in-depth knowledge of FIDIC, JCT and NEC conditions of contract.
• Organization and workload management.
• Adaptability.
• Leadership.
• Negotiation
• Risk management.