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£35,000 - £38,000

Job Description

Ref: VR/05011

Commercial Estimator

£35,000 – £38,000

Our Client provides one of the UKs larger and most accomplished manufacturers of machined and fabricated detailed parts from most types of metals, hard and soft. Their unique capabilities offer a comprehensive and advanced manufacturing service for the Aerospace and Defence Industries. Due to continued growth there are looking for a commercial estimator to join them.


The commercial estimator will play a key role in the development of our Commercial Department acting as the primary commercial interface between the Company and its customers, drafting contracts, negotiating, and liaising as appropriate.


Main responsibilities and duties:


  • Ensure stable, transparent and traceable market driven cost structures and provide accurate costing and pricing figures to the company’s business development team
  • Support the development, implementation and optimization of market driven costings and manage and analyse all materials against a project
  • Produce accurate costing estimates in response to customer’s / product developments
  • Read and assess drawings
  • Ensure that Customer expectations are met and exceeded and identify areas for improvement
  • Preparation of quotes/submission, putting bids together and agreeing contracts
  • Liaise with internal colleagues regarding product set-up, routings and other technical aspects
  • Perform any other duties within your capabilities as directed by the Company


Skills and experience required:


  • Estimating and material costing experience within aviation / machining / fabrication is essential
  • Previous experience in costing is essential
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is essential
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office programs, particularly Excel / Access
  • Must be capable of producing work to a high standard of accuracy
  • Have excellent communication skills and will be expected to develop working relationships across all departments of the business

Self-motivated, enthusiastic and capable of working to challenging deadlines


Robert Fox

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Telephone – 01322293286


Full Time


Engineering & Construction

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