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Technical Estimator

About the role

We are currently recruiting a permanent Technical Estimator for our Precision Engineering client based in Gateshead, with a salary of £35,000 - £40,000.

Role:

  • Support the operations team with quotations and estimates

  • Receiving and reviewing all incoming tender enquiries, researching, sourcing, negotiating, and obtaining the best prices and quotes from suppliers and subcontractor and analysing data that can affect costs

  • Develop business opportunities and work closely with customers to fulfil existing and new potential manufacturing requirements. The components produced are both bespoke and challenging in manufacture

Key Responsibilities:

  • Compilation of estimates for new business

  • Follow company’s new product introduction (NPI) process, ensuring all requests for quotes (RFQ’s) are dealt with in the customers stipulated timeframe

  • Actively engage in researching, sourcing, negotiating and obtaining the best prices and quotes from suppliers

  • Assist with post contract reviews to ensure new jobs have achieved the estimated added value and help identify improvement methods to increase efficiencies

  • Maintaining quote and planning data on companies IT systems

  • Managing supplier database

  • Liaising with the engineering and production teams where costs have exceeded estimates and liaise with cross functional teams to identify root cause

Skills and Experience:

  • Level 3 CNC Machining (Mechanical Engineering) via apprenticeship or equivalent

  • 3 years + experience of providing estimates for customers’ requests for quotations within an engineering manufacturing environment

  • Experience of researching and understanding current market pricing for subcontractors and materials

  • Experience of reading, interpreting, and evaluating engineering drawings, bill of materials (BOM’) and specifications

  • Good commercial and business acumen with knowledge of bid compilation and estimating procedures

  • High level understanding of production scheduling

Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday and all statutory bank holidays

  • Private medical insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Bonus scheme

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Onsite Parking

If you are interested in this role of Technical Estimator, click ‘Apply Now’ and a member of our team will be in touch.

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