• Posted on: 25 February 2021
  • Job Title: Estimator
  • Reporting To: Senior Manager – Company Accountant

Job Summary

  • Act as customer liaison for cost enquiries, developing and providing quotes for existing and new customers within the
    required timeframe.
  • Analyse engineering drawings and specifications to prepare time, materials, overheads and labour costs to formulate
    estimates for repeat and new products.
  • Consult with personnel in other departments e.g. sales, purchasing, production and customer accounts, to discuss and
    address influencing factors and implement necessary changes/adjustments to estimates.
  • Establish material quantities and ensure Bills of Materials (BOM) are accurate, up-to-date and reflect current
    manufacturing practices.
  • Maintain standard costs for high volume products and ensure timely response to customer enquiries.
  • Develop and utilise effective estimating methodologies and tools, with appropriate software models and packages to
    prepare accurate and reliable data.
  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, by tracking actual costs relative to estimates and complete the estimating lifecycle through to product sales.
  • Maintain cost monitoring and reporting systems to identify cost reduction opportunities.
  • Liaise with the customer accounts, sales & production to ensure cost quotes are provided timely to the customer and
    production are able to meet the delivery schedule
  • Work collaboratively with the customer to meet urgent requirements e.g. breakdowns, and communicate with the
    Quality Engineer regarding any customer complaints.
  • Develop activities in cost estimating, work with purchasing to achieve full stock control and take a proactive
    approach towards business improvements.
  • Any other duties, within reason and capability, as agreed with the Senior Management Team

Day Shift Shift Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am – 2:00pm

Person Specification

Qualifications/AttainmentsSecondary education including 5 passes at GCSE level A – D including Maths and English or equivalent
    • A background in engineering/manufacturing.
    Relevant Experience / Knowledge
    • Recent experience in estimating/cost engineering, minimum of 2 years.
    • A sound appreciation of manufacturing processes.
    • Relevant production life cycle experience.
    Skills and Competencies
    • Exceptional communication skills, verbal and written.
    • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.
    • Able to assimilate facts from a range of sources.
    • Effective time management skills and ability to achieve results.
    • Proficient in the use of MS Office Packages
    • Demonstrated ability to formulate partnerships with customers.

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