Recruitment Agency in Norfolk - P + S Personnel Services

Always The Right Resource



  • Location: Norwich
  • Salary: 35-37K
  • Working Hours: Full Time
  • Length of Employment: Perm
  • Reference: PS2249JG
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Vacancy First Advertised: 12th Jun 2018


 Are you an experienced Estimator with proven experience in engineering manufacturing with a high degree of initiative in providing estimates for major projects 

 Within leading edge manufacturing?

We are seeking an Estimator to provide  accurate and robust cost base estimates and
sign off sheets to the business to allow quotations and bids to be made to the

RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Business Development


Generate Labour and Material estimates to satisfy
requests, which must be authorised and approved with a comprehensive Basis of

Depending on the request, generate a detailed
Bottom Up estimate from a technical drawing or specification, or equally a Top
Down view from a high-level Customer requirement.

Estimates must be realistic, robust, repeatable,
honest and fair, but also challenging to drive the competitiveness of the

Assess historical data that can be used to generate
and validate new estimates and support the winning of new business

Present prepared estimate by assembling and
displaying numerical and descriptive information.

Prepare special reports by collecting, analysing,
and summarising information and trends.

Maintain cost data base with information obtained
from IFS / Procurement, by entering and backing up data.

Maintains technical knowledge by attending
educational workshops; reviewing technical publications.

Drive change
and continuous improvement through by assessing the cost impact of

technologies and manufacturing techniques


Close liaison with
Procurement, Engineering, Operations, Project Management and Commercial.


Estimating, planning, reporting research results,
attention to detail, informing others, requirements analysis

An ability to transpose a technical drawing or
maintenance manual into a resource demand and material cost estimate, or distil
and clearly articulate the proposal scope, contractual and technical

Experience within the defence, manufacturing or
repair and maintenance environment.

A challenging nature, the desire to question and
understand the reasoning behind technical assumptions. The conviction to stand
behind the assumptions you make in the generation of cost estimates.

The ability to think outside the box and make
confident estimating assessments based on previous knowledge and experience

Computer literate (Excel / Word). Working practise
of 3-Point Estimating, risk generation and Monte-Carlo simulation modelling

If this is a position
you are interested in, please apply online ensuring your CV is up to date.

Alternatively, please
email your CV directly across to

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