Estimating Engineer

Applications Close - 12/03/2024

Are you an experienced Estimating Engineer?   ?? We are looking for a highly motivated Estimating Engineer to enable us to make effective management decisions through the preparation of accurate estimates in response to individual customer requirements for project based on historical data relating to materials, labour, and overhead key cost drivers. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expert provider of highly technical and customised component and assembly solutions. Our highly skilled team deliver advanced engineering solutions that meet the unique challenges of multiple industries, setting new standards for precision and innovation. Your experience and knowledge will include clear interpretation of the cost drivers and benefits of the core engineering and manufacturing processes that will support profitable business decisions on future projects. The ideal candidate will have, a recognised qualification in an Engineering discipline HNC/HND/BSc/BEng) in engineering, along withroven experience as an Estimator or similar position in a complex engineering/manufacturing business.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Review and understand the customer’s technical requirements for RFQ (request for quotation) and any other commercial/project requirements.
  • Obtain external costings for materials, sub-con and bought out items required for proposal/bids. Determine key drivers for cost and achieve best value to the customer.
  • Use software for data analysis of previous estimates and job actuals (Currently Workplan ERP & MS Excel)
  • Administrate and contribute to the bid process from Bid/No-bid to bid sign-off, presenting the data and information on the estimated costings.
  • Work in conjunction with Project Management to produce a supporting WBS and project schedule.
  • Participate and contribute to the project risk analyses
  • Create and submit reports to appropriate persons (project managers, clients, bidding competitions etc.).
  • Participate and contribute to bid submission and deliver quotations to customers.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders (Sales & Business Development, Operations and Production, purchasing project management, etc.)
  • Participate and contribute to the Sales and Operations planning process to forecast future manpower & capacity needs, etc.)

The Ideal Candidate

  • Proven experience as an Estimator or similar position in a complex engineering/manufacturing business.
  • Familiar with financial and project management principles
  • In depth knowledge of data analysis methods and estimation formulas, including learner curve.
  • Excellent numeracy and IT ability with an analytical mindset.
  • Proficient in relevant software ((Excel, MS Project, ERP, CAD).
  • Excellent communication (Written and verbal) abilities.
  • Diligent with a thorough attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • A recognised qualification in an Engineering discipline HNC/HND/BSc/BEng) in engineering or construction sector.

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  • Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred, or HND, BTEC Professional Level 5 Award or equivalent experience.
  • Strong knowledge of a manufacturing processes (Machining, Fabrication, assembly).
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing methods.
  • Experience of analyzing budget performance and reporting.
  • Understanding of manufacturing and procurement/supply chain.
  • Understanding of Regulatory requirements to include AS9100.

This is a permanent position based at our site in Burnley

Working a 39-hour week

7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30 to 12.30pm on Friday

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £35,000.00-£40,000.00 per year

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