Senior Estimating Engineer

GPW Recruitment are working in partnership with a global aerospace manufacturing company based in Darwen who are looking to add a Senior Estimating Engineer to their team.

Summary of Role:

To support business winning efforts by managing the receipt, preparation, approval and submission of responses to customer enquiries for aerospace structural components, assemblies and tooling involving the following:

  • Carbon composites and glass fibre details and assemblies
  • Flat and formed metallic details
  • Metallic fabricated assemblies
  • Routing and 5-axis machining of carbon composites, glass fibre and metallic sheet details
  • Protective treatments
  • Metal to metal bonding
  • Ground Support Equipment (GSE) and Tooling.

Principal responsibilities:

Operational output

  • Manage the receipt, preparation, approval and submission of customer enquiries
  • Interpret customer models, drawings, Bill of Materials and specifications including powerpoint and schematic presentations/sketches as well as hard copy drawings to build a complete BOM for each quotation
  • Develop the Statement of Work (SoW) for each quotation
  • Identify the operational processes required for each quotation such as lay-up, curing, machining, fabrication, assembly and protective treatments to enable accurate cost compilation
  • Liaison with suppliers to ascertain prices
  • Liaison with customers to clarify any details where necessary
  • Preparation of accurate cost estimates in terms of materials, labour etc. along with the Bases of Estimate
  • Ensure all enquiries and quotations produced are entered correctly in to the computer system
  • Ensure the customer requirements are fully understood and the most cost effective solution is quoted.
  • Manage the day to day workload of other estimators to balance workload and avoid delays
  • Prepare approval data packs for review by senior management at Gate Reviews
  • Prepare response documentation in line with customer requirements and company guidelines
  • Provide support to the business development effort as required.

To be suitable for the position, you should have the following experience:

* Engineering trade qualification at HNC level or equivalent
* Cost estimating relevant processes in an aerospace manufacturing environment
* Ability to understand & extract key information from engineering drawings & Bills of Material
* Ability to manipulate arithmetic data with high degree of accuracy in time-limited situations
* Computer literate – advanced level Excel knowledge

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