Estimating Manager

Estimating Manager

Would you like to be involved in high profile projects which will offer longevity and career progression?

As an Estimating Manager you will be part of the team who are working on several key bids and campaigns over the next couple of years, covering all business streams including Underwater Weapons, Training, Radar and Information Systems & Services Management, both for the UK MoD customer and export opportunities.

This role will provide you with the opportunity work within a number of high performing teams developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the delivery of the required products and services to our customers.

Your main responsibilities will involve:

+Compiling, where appropriate, and owning the costing and pricing for the key campaign pricing activities

+Being influential and providing leadership and direction in defining, delivering, reviewing and challenging the bid and project solutions

+Challenging the current business solution / process and cost base to introduce innovative approaches to win competitive bids, including adoption of new Estimating systems, tools and processes and to ensure Single Source bids conform to the Single Source Contracting Regulations

+Playing a major role in the bid teams, influencing senior management and contributing to the overall business winning process

+Performing analysis for different pricing methods, scenarios and business models, as appropriate for the bids and campaigns, to support the internal approvals and the competitiveness of the bid

Managing and developing one or more junior Estimating team members

+Working with the Commercial, Engineering, Operations, Finance, Supply Chain and other relevant functions to request, review, challenge and validate inputs to the estimates, ensuring they are robust, reasonable and align to the bid and campaign solutions

+Supporting the bid teams in preparing any analysis and approval documentation related to the costing and pricing of the bid

Your skills and qualifications:


+Experience of major bids

+People management experience

+Estimating, costing and pricing background

+Diverse portfolio of projects


+Defence/MOD background would be ideal but not essential

+A good practical understanding of Bid Management tools and processes, including the Life Cycle Management Framework would be desirable

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.