Engineering Estimator

Job Title: Engineering Estimator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Blackburn
Salary: £30000 per annum, Benefits: Dependent on experience
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 0009
Contact Name: Stephen Windle
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 03, 2019 11:28

Job Description

Our client, a long established engineering company, is looking for an Engineering Estimator to join their team at their production factory in Blackburn. 

The ideal candidate will be able to create accurate customer-specific quotations whilst being focused on the most cost-effective solutions to product design and manufacturing challenges. 

Previous experience working in and around an engineering environment with previous experience of working with sheet metal. 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Build quotations for customers directly or helping the estimating team by building quotes and extracting information. 
  • Reading and interpreting information from technical drawings and samples and loading into the  Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) to create accurate costing reports and BOMs.
  • Supporting the Purchasing Team by sourcing, pricing, ordering, and progressing materials from suppliers to ensure orders are met in a timely manner.
  • Previous experience working in and around an engineering environment with experience of working with sheet metal would be advantageous. 

Key skills:
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings.
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe.
  • Experience utilising CAD software packages at a basic level required.
  • Use of MIE Pro would be extremely advantageous, otherwise alternative MRP/ERP experience essential.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain accurate records.
  • Demonstrate excellent attention to detail.
  • Have an organised, focused, self-driven and results orientated approach.
  • Be well organised and be able to think around common manufacturing problems.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Flexible approach.

The Person:
  • Ideally educated to HND / Degree level in relevant subject but significant relevant experience also considered.
  • Ideally suited to someone with a Sheet Metal background, with hands-on process knowledge.
  • Role suited not only to Estimators but Production Engineers and Design Engineers currently working in a sheet metal environment.

 Working Hours

Monday – Thursday 07:00 – 17:00
Friday 7:00 – 14:00 (45 hours)

  • Salary of circa £30'000+ dependent on experience