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