Job Description

Job Title: Estimator
Location: Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute- + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: £35,000 - £44,000 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF56628

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an Estimator at our Clyde, Faslane site.

The role
As an Estimator, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will facilitate the creation and maintenance of multi-trade man hour estimates for resource (labour) and other resource types which are deemed appropriate,

Day-to-day, you'll interpret the work content of the client's maintenance standard and work package specification, using knowledge and experience, referring to the appropriate technical documentation. Further responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring compliance that the estimate complies with the company estimating standard. Discuss, clarify, amend, and record the estimate with guidance from the governance and business operations
  • Consult with the appropriate technical authority (applicable production sections & appropriate technical SQEP) to produce the basis of the estimate, ensuring that engineering LFE is captured and recorded appropriately
  • Provide a timely provision of estimates to the appropriate system owners for creation and amendment to support long, medium and short-range planning processes & procedures
  • Assist Procurement Manager (Fleet Programme) by producing an estimate for comparison with sub-contract quotation ensuring value for money
  • Estimate and substantiate with the Finance / Commercial departments variation / change notices to the baseline cost model (target price), discuss and agree any changes that are required due to modification in the maintenance standards / work package content scope

This role is full time, 37 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with typically 1 day in the office/onsite and 4 days working from home.

Essential experience of the Estimator

  • Able to interpret work specifications, understanding requirements, set and structure budgets accurately
  • Have strong communication skills and the ability to work with individuals of all levels involved in design change
  • Experience of estimating the cost for design upgrades and submitting them to commercial teams

Qualifications for the Estimator

  • Degree qualified or above in Construction, Engineering or Manufacturing would be advantageous but happy to consider equivalent experience

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held.

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Growth opportunities
  • Potential to develop skills

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date: 27/05/24