Estimating Engineer

Blackburn Permanent

Job Reference: 014089

A leading manufacturer of complex engineered components has a new vacancy for 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


As Estimating Engineer, you will be working for a leading manufacturer of complex engineered components 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

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 and to apply for the role of Estimating Engineer, send a CV to James Charlett


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