Engineering Estimator - Birmingham

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Reference: TL/EE1
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Applications to be received by: 24 August 2018


To prepare accurate cost estimates for the manufacture of complex machined components for the aerospace and IGT industries to support successful bids for new and existing


• Preparation of detailed cost estimates for the manufacture of machined products to support the acquisition of new business and commercial activities on existing business.

• Identification of all raw material and bought-out requirements from detail drawings to allow the Supply Chain function to obtain quotations for price and lead time.

• Preparation of robust and efficient methods of manufacture as a basis for completing cost estimates. Methods are to include all Special Process requirements such as Heat Treatment, Coatings, Testing etc.

• Calculation of Standard Hour content from first principles for all manufacturing operations.

• Analysis of performance on manufacture of existing production to verify profitability.

• Identification of all Non-Recurring Costs (NRC’s) associated with the manufacture of components being estimated.

• Identification of Non-Recurring Engineering Costs (NRE’s) associated with the development of the components being estimated.

• To support the Business Development function in submission of bids in line with agreed timescales

• Support internal Bid Review Meetings through preparation and maintenance of trackers showing progress towards target submission dates.

• To support the Senior Management Team in fulfilling or exceeding the business plan.

• To perform other such duties as generally correspond to the nature of the position and its level of responsibility.


• Must be an experienced Estimator / Manufacturing Engineer with a strong CNC machining background and be fully conversant with modern manufacturing techniques.

• Experience of machining large precision turned and prismatic components in aerospace materials.

• Would preferably have knowledge of CAD CAM systems with Solid Works and Catia being a distinct advantage.

• You must have strong time management skills with the ability to deliver multiple requirements concurrently to demanding timescales.

• Good commercial awareness particularly when dealing with Customers

• Must be dynamic, enthusiastic with excellent communication skills with the ability to fit into a multi-functional team environment.


• At least 5 years manufacturing experience in an aerospace / automotive or relevant environment.

• Minimum HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering or relevant experience

If you are interested and wish to apply for the role, please forward your CV and Covering Letter to:


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