Mechanical Engineering Estimator

Location : Workington, Cumbria, England
Job Ref : AL357
Consultant : Alex Lyons
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : Market related

Description

Mechanical Engineering Estimator

Location: Workington, Cumbria

Salary: Competitive

Overview:

First Military Recruitment are currently seeking an Estimator on behalf of one of our clients. 

The purpose of this role is to support and maintain a professional estimating service on behalf of the commercial and operational teams in support of new business opportunities. Through implementing a professional estimating practice, ensuring that future work is secured on a competitive basis and is based on known risks and rewards.

Our client encourages applications from ex-military personnel however all candidates will be given due consideration. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking estimates for manufacturing and site installation activities. This will include activities which are both self-performed and sub-contracted.
  • Preparation of BOQ and procurement schedules as part of the estimating phase in anticipation of securing the execution phase.
  • Preparation and costing Risk Registers and recognising and bounding Estimating Uncertainty for more complex submissions.
  • Interfacing with the various internal approval bodies (Gate Process) to ensure that tender submission deadlines are met.
  • Monitoring and delivering estimating work within the sanctioned Bid Costs.
  • Providing accurate reports covering estimating KPI’s, progress information in relation to estimating.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders e.g. clients, external suppliers, commercial teams, operational teams, planning department etc.
  • Implementing best practice estimating processes and procedures which are also consistent with wider Company arrangements (including IT systems).

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Full Craft City & Guilds or NVQ Level 3 / B-Tech in Mechanical Engineering – Essential.
  • Minimum 5 years manufacturing experience – preferably within the Nuclear, Defence or Heavy Engineering Sectors – Essential.
  • 3 to 5 years manufacturing estimating experience – Desirable.
  • Understanding of Engineering Drawings, Specifications and Contract Documentation.
  • Understanding of fabrication, machining and assembly activities and the ability to accurately estimate the hours required to undertake these tasks. 
  • Identification of ‘Norms’ for fabrication, machining and assembly activity.
  • An understanding of potential project risks and how to cater for these within estimates.
  • Experience developing and implement written procedures and processes.
  • Understanding and use of IT Systems including Microsoft Office, including capability to complete internal estimate sheets and external client estimate sheets as required.
  • Good commercial awareness including delivery to budgets / timescales.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Represents the company in a professional and competent manner during interactions with customers and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the products and services offered.
  • Ability to liaise with the supply chain for BOC and subcontract items.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.

Location: Workington, Cumbria

Salary: Competitive

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