Senior Cost Estimator

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  • Location:

    Frimley, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Bid Management

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent

  • Contact:

    Harry Garvin

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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Senior Cost Estimator

Salary: £30,000- £45,000

Location: Frimley, Surrey

Would you like the opportunity to play a key role in the Cost Engineering / Estimating Function in support to Future and In Service Royal Navy Submarine programmes within Complex Systems?

As a Senior Cost Engineer, you will take a leading role in the compilation of estimates and other detailed costing information as part of the Cost Engineering function in estimating, pricing and tendering activities.

As a Senior Cost Estimator, your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Lead on preparation of labour and material estimates, including creation of cost models.

  • Understand and implement the LCM and Tender Vet process and participate in relevant meetings.

  • Lead in the application of the QMAC within Cost Engineering.

  • Provide cost engineering guidance, at an appropriate level, to other departments and functions.

  • Lead the support to the procurement process on all aspects of suppliers pricing.

  • Analyse out-turn records to enable reconciliation with the contract price.

  • Undertake the costing of change proposals.

  • Develop Bills of Materials, Quantities and Norms.

  • Develop and maintain customer relationships both internal and external, and support negotiations with all customers (e.g. MoD CAAS).

  • Understand customer requirements, both Technical and Contractual.

  • Undertake the Contract Administration taking into account the resolution of problems, and final costing of Commercial projects.

  • Understand the impact of inflation/price variation when bidding and performing contracts.

  • Monitor labour and material spends against contract using uniform/appropriate work breakdown structure.

  • Managing and resolving customer queries and issues in areas of responsibility, escalating significant problems as appropriate and highlighting trends and emerging issues.

  • Generating 'should cost' estimates for the purchase of major equipment and provision of estimating support to negotiations with suppliers

As a Senior Cost Estimator it is essential that your skills and qualifications include:

  • Educated to HNC Level or higher or equivalent in a technical/operational skill set or appropriate relevant experience

  • Good communication skills both written and oral

  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft packages

  • Experience in cost estimating

  • Forecast and analysis experience