Senior Estimator

Senior Estimator

Job Title: Senior Estimator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 895816_1556784200
Contact Name: Desi Koleva
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 02, 2019 09:03

Job Description

Are you looking for your next role as a Senior Estimator, working for a solutions provider and systems integrator that operates in the defence and aerospace markets? You will work as part of the Commercial Department reporting to the Commercial Director, providing support to all the business units within the Command and Sonar Systems business. Working closely with the Projects, Sales, and Marketing, Procurement and Engineering teams.

You will be part of a specialist electrical and electronics engineering company, that operates mainly, but not solely, in defence and other highly-regulated markets and are focused on providing mission-specific, bespoke solutions and capability.

Purpose of the role:

*The Senior Estimator role is to support the Bid Team through experience, and challenge, ensuring the cost basis is supported with clear rationale.

*As well as specific bids, a key requirement is to develop a pricing library for products and systems to enable the production of bids under short time scales. Maintenance of the library, induding timely updates and comparisons to recent actuals is crucial.

*The role will involve coordinating estimating input from all areas of the Company thus ensuring that all cost and pricing inputs are based on sound estimating practices and/or actuals.


*Ensuring the coordination and preparation of estimates to support the business, and in particular large and complex projects.
*Compilation and maintenance of a pricing library of products and systems to enable expeditious production of bids and information proposals (RFls, ROMs etc).
*Ensuring estimating inputs for all areas.
*Review of estimating inputs against benchmark information (e.g. past actuals, similar alternatives etc), and challenging providers (both re under and over estimates).
*Validation of estimate inputs (e.g. quoted, based upon sound logic or recent actuals etc).
*Specifying and agreeing a pricing library for standard production parts / systems.
*Population and validation of the pricing library.
*Ongoing maintenance of the pricing library.

Accountabilities are:

*Timely completion of signed off cost books, in particular complex/ high value (>£5M) proposals.
*Development and maintenance 01' the pricing library.


*Act as lead estimator in coordinating and producing detailed cost estimates that fulfil customer requirements.
*Ensure estimates are developed, reviewed and submitted on time.
*Review, support and challenge information breakdown including NRE, materials, labour, contingencies, and provenance of estimates etc.
*Highlight any risks.
*Act as the lead "owner" of the Pricing Library ensuring it is maintained current.
*Office based with UK and Overseas travel

Senior Estimator
Base: High Wycombe
Salary: Competitive

The role will require all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual's ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a permanent position.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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