Strategic Estimating Systems – Optimum Project Leadership

Strategic Estimating Systems (SES) is recognized as a global leader in delivering economic evaluation solutions including activities such as independent third Party cost estimation during Feasibility, Front End Engineering & Design (FEED), Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC), and Plant Turnaround stages. In addition, SES delivers cost estimator training and software implementation services to organizations who want to optimize departmental estimating tools, methods, and workflows.

As a US based consulting firm headquartered in Houston, TX, SES has grown since its inception in 2005 to provide a complete service offering for owner-operators and EPC companies in downstream, midstream, and upstream project execution and process plant development. Although known for our reliability to produce quality cost estimating solutions on a repeat basis, other areas of service now include project management and project controls (scheduling, cost control, and schedule risk analysis) through an amalgamation of SES partners.

We have been involved in over 200 projects with more than 75 companies spanning across 30+ countries and estimate approximately $50 Billion USD of capital expenditures annually. This perspective uniquely qualifies SES to support companies, organizations, and financial investors who want to achieve better cost estimating results and successful project outcomes in the oil, gas, petrochemical, LNG, pipeline, mining, life sciences, and chemical process industries.

Over the past few years, SES has embarked on cutting edge research and development of an automated material take-off (MTO) software. We are ready to launch this pioneering capability as part of our new service offering. Our proprietary software called QUANTIFY, champions forward progress by extracting data directly from smart P & ID programs such as AutoCAD and Smart Plant (3D and P & IDs), transfers the input to our QUANTIFY engine, and then loads the bulk quantity figures into commercially available cost estimating software. This breakthrough results in higher accuracy and significant manhour savings when compared to traditional MTO manual processes done by hand.

Overall, the capabilities that SES delivers are considered a major value add by many of the world’s leading process manufacturing, production, engineering, procurement, and construction companies. We accelerate economic evaluation intelligence with much precision and our goal is to provide analytical information to project teams and board members to consider when making important capital management decisions.

With over $1 Trillion USD of project estimating experience in the past decade, SES appreciates the significant role we play throughout the entire project lifecycle and constantly commit to providing cost estimating integrity, additional layers of due diligence, granular reporting methods, and trusted intelligence as part of our fiduciary responsibility.