Estimator/Senior Estimator

Rochester, Kent (GB)
Nov 14, 2018
Nov 27, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type

Estimator/Senior Estimator


Would you excel in a dynamic and busy supply chain environment? We currently have a vacancy for an Estimator/Senior Estimator at our site in Rochester.


As an Estimator/Senior Estimator, you will be responsible for generating achievable, cost effective estimates from operations and the supply chain for complex development and production proposals, and will work closely with the bid, and cost and pricing teams to ensure these meet the requirements of the business.


This role will provide you with the opportunity to work within an exciting function within the business that is going through constant development and growth. It will allow the chance to gain exposure to the wider business and build a fantastic stakeholder network. Past experience with project management responsibilities would be advantageous.



Your main responsibilities as an Estimator/Senior Estimator will involve:


Working closely with the bid team, ensuring that requirements are understood and flowed down through the operations and supply chain, and agree achievable timescales for provision of estimates


Coordinating inputs from operations and supply chain, producing high quality, achievable and cost effective estimates for the provision of required services and products in support of the customer proposal


Ensuring that our costs are challenged where appropriate, and reflecting a cost effective position aligned to the needs of the business


Ensuring that the basis of estimate is clearly articulated, and that a baseline is established for the tasks operations and supply chain will perform


Supporting fact finds by our customers for our estimates and also to support fact finds of our suppliers cost base


Representing operations and supply chain during the various phases of the bid review and approval process, and be able to articulate the content and basis of our estimates in a professional manner


Supporting the departments leadership in working with the various stakeholders and internal customers to continuously improve the estimating process



Your skills and qualifications:


Estimating and/or Project management experience


Commercial experience would be advantageous


High level of computer literacy and numeracy required













What we're looking for in you:


You must have good communication skills and be able to work well with both internal and external stakeholders. You should have a collaborative approach and be confident in making decisions within a deadline driven environment.



Location: Rochester


Salary: Competitive


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, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.



BAE Systems


BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.


Electronic Systems


We support a range of commercial and military platforms, including fixed and rotary wing aircraft, ground vehicles, human-machine interfaces and power management. Our systems operate in more than 100 countries with 25 air forces, 30 manufacturers and 280 airlines. Around 1,500 professionals work here, all focused on delivering innovation and outstanding customer responsiveness. We are a rapidly growing and successful part of one of the world's leading defence, security and aerospace companies.


We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of. You'll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.


BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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