Estimating Engineer

Blackburn £ 35,000 - £ 42,000 + benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 013216

Due to the award of new programmes and growth a leading manufacturer of complex components to the defence & aerospace sector is currently recruiting an Estimating Engineer. With an engineering/technical discipline you will interpret engineering drawings to produce estimates & quotes and build long term relationships with customers.


Commutable from: Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Preston, Bolton, Rochdale, Wigan, Chorley, Nelson, Halifax,

Salary: £ 35,000 - £ 42,000 p.a. + benefits

Suitable for: Estimating Engineer, Estimating Lead, Commercial Engineer, Estimating Manager, Cost Engineer, Commercial Manager, Estimator, Cost Estimator, Bid Engineer, Bid Coordinator, Bid Manager.


The Role

Working for a leading manufacturer of components for the defense & aerospace sector you will interpret customer drawings, enquiries and BOM`s to produce estimates, quotes & bids and will play a key role in ensuring the company remains competitive. You will build, maintain and grow a professional relationship with customers and the role will involve working closely with Engineering, Operations and Strategic Sourcing teams in order to prepare robust competitive proposals for customers.

Key responsibilities:

Interpret customer models, drawings and specifications to prepare quotations
Work with customers & the supply chain
Identify and manage risks and opportunities during the bid and contract award process
Identify operational processes required for customers to work out accurate costings
Maintain, support and improve the commercial processes
Support the site and group`s sales and analyse manufacturing costs and prepare periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
Ensure customer requirements are fully understood and the most cost-effective solution is quoted
Organise and maintain our centralised cost estimating database to support cost estimating


The Candidate

Previous experience in a complex manufacturing environment (aerospace & defence experience preferred)
Engineering/technical discipline with ability to interpret engineering drawings & customer specifications
Good commercial and business acumen
Strong Excel skills,
Be able to work under their own initiative, individually and as part of a team

For more information send a CV to James Charlett

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