Senior Estimator

Job Description

Senior Estimator

At BAE Systems we currently have a number of vacancies across all levels for Estimators at our sites in Portsmouth and Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

As an Estimator, you will be part of the Commercial function, working closely with all areas of the business across a broad spectrum of tasks. You will support estimating activities across our lines of business, including the Support of Warships in Portsmouth, the provision of Engineering & Digital Services and the delivery Products & Training Services. Your primary involvement will be to support the business through the creation of cost and price estimates, relating to the management of changes on existing contracts and the capture of new business, through to the supply of critical data and analysis in support of key business decision making processes.

The role will offer a competitive package plus bonus (depending on candidate experience). We will consider applications for full-time, job-share or part-time as we are committed to get the best talent for our roles, therefore we are looking at different options of flexible working to ensure that you have an excellent work life balance.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Estimator will involve:

Supporting Bids, Campaigns or Projects teams, including the compilation of final costing and pricing information, whilst playing a key role in the team.

Determination of the most effective and appropriate cost estimating methods to support the overall bid strategy.

Maintaining an independent top-down estimate for the scope of work for the bid.

Coordinating of cost and pricing activities to ensure all aspects of the programme and associated risks are fully costed and considered.

Validating or challenge of functional estimate returns through the compilation of independent views to drive affordable and profitable solutions.

Scenario and "what-if" analysis on a micro to macro level to understand estimate sensitivities and inform key business decisions.

Understanding the contract or tender terms and conditions and their impact on pricing, and communicating this to the bid teams.

Developing and maintaining internal and external Customer relationships, including playing a key role in Customer price investigations and negotiations.

Supporting supplier price investigations and negotiations to ensure value for money

Ensuring that Estimating Processes are understood and implemented throughout the wider organisation, leading to the creation of accurate and reliable estimating data.

Your skills and qualifications:

Background experience in areas such as Engineering, Planning, Project Controls, Commercial, Sales and Finance.

Strong skills in the use of Microsoft packages, specifically MS Excel, Project and PowerPoint.

Experience using SAP, ProPricer or any other analytical tools is desirable but not essential.

Experience working in Defence or large Engineering projects is also desirable.

If you have a passion for numbers and pricing but are at the beginning of your career, we will provide a structured development plan and a mentor to support you as develop your existing skills. On the other hand if you are experienced with a track record of working on major programmes, we are keen for you to join our team and work with us on a number of exciting projects. Estimating is unique in the breadth of experience and understanding it can offer, as well as great opportunity to gain exposure across Maritime Services and the wider BAE Systems business.

Location: Portsmouth and Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Salary: £Competitive (Depending on Skills and experience)

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

Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

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.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.