Engineering Estimator

Job Ref: KG00ES04
Sector: Manufacturing & Production
Date Added: 04 April 2018
  • Alfreton, Derbyshire, East Midlands, England
  • £32,000 per Annum
  • Blue Arrow Derby
  • 01332 405100

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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Engineering Estimator, at a leading manufacturing facility specialising in the Aerospace industry. 

On offer is a salary in the region of £32k per annum, working within such a brilliant company who supply components to some of the worlds most reputable companies. 

Duties and Responsibilities

This position reports directly to the Engineering Manager, and is a key position working with Managing Director, Sales Director and internal departments within the Company.

  • Receive, review and respond to Requests For Quotes (RFQ's) and lead Major Bids.
  • Summarizes component quote costs (i.e. materials, labour, rate) into top-level parts to produce an overall quote - includes tooling, programming costs and expected yield & scrap margin rates.
  • Analyse customer drawings, models, specifications and instructions to calculate or estimate product or process manufacturing costs.
  • Provide technical support to business development process in both internal and customer led activity, supporting bid preparation.
  • Liaise with internal and external supply chains to provide product manufacturing proposals and other responses to enquiries.
  • Work within the team to make business decisions on unit prices, price breaks as well as evaluating production capacity, lead times and capital constraints.
  • Administer the Quote / Estimate (QE) system.
  • Provide statistical analysis of RFQ performance (win/loss rate, reason, market etc.). 
  • Administer the Contract Review system, conveying estimates to production.
  • Undertake internal cost reviews to identify opportunities for cost reduction and improvement.

Person Specification

  • Must have prior experience in the Aerospace market and used to working with Airbus specs and experience or knowledge of 5 Axis CNC machining & mill/turn activities.
  • Ideally, additional knowledge or experience of Fabrication, Assembly, paint and special processes sought after.
  • Previous experience of physical manufacturing experience in the above beneficial.
  • Technical competence, eye for detail, analytical thinking, commercial awareness and customer facing.
  • Excellent MS Office and previous business systems skills.
  • Develop excellent relationships via clear and concise communications.
  • Must have good team working skills coupled with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment. 
  • Excellent communicator, customer relationship builder with good organisational and co-ordination skills.
  • Creative thinker with a 'can do' attitude.
  • A proven track record of successful bids in an engineering/manufacturing company.



Applications are encouraged to be made asap.