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ESTIMATING ENGINEER | £26,000 – £30,000

SHEFFIELD [WR ID: 1076] (posted: December 3, 2018)

We are recruiting for an Estimating Engineer on behalf of a leading company, who are at the forefront of the railroad revolution, with a blend of history and innovation that drives them each day.

The company, who are part of a larger leading company, have a number of facilities in the UK where they undertake the manufacture of specialist parts for the rail industry. Around three quarters of their product go into the rail infrastructure in the UK. They take pride in the high standard of their product and the service that they deliver to their customers.


Job purpose:

Reporting to the Sales Engineer, the primary role is the timely costing, preparation and submission of applications for payment and ‘variations to contract’, liaising with internal departments and clients as necessary. In addition, as the business dictates, support the estimating / quotation / tender process through the costing, preparation and submission of tenders and quotations. Provide commercial support and other business needs as required.


Responsibilities of an Estimation Engineer:

  • To manage and oversee payment process.
  • Preparation and submission of applications for payment, variations to contract and include the appropriate commercial requirements.
  • To have an understanding of the manufacturing control system to be able to assess and extract data required to allow for client submissions and queries.
  • To attend and contribute to internal and client facing meetings.
  • To provide support to the sales / commercial department in the form of estimates / quotations / tenders, through the basic assessment of the client’s requirements including price, delivery, and any terms and conditions that may have an effect on price. To ensure quotation approval to delegated authority levels. Such support will give provision of good client interface from estimating to the expediting of quotations.


To be successful as an Estimation Engineer:

  • Experience in the role of Quantity Surveyor or Estimation, or similar.
  • To have an Engineering / Manufacturing background.
  • Commercial acumen with the ability to interpret and understand internal and external requirements.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • To have an awareness or knowledge of tender preparation and submission.
  • To be skilled in ‘time management’, set priorities and work to strict deadlines.



Salary: £26,000 – £30,000 + benefits including company’s 5% STIP bonus scheme and great pension plan.


To Apply:

If you feel this Estimation Engineers role could be of interest to you, please contact Emma Devereux to discuss in confidence on 01543 471733, or out of hours on 07528 499922. Alternatively, you can submit your CV below. Please be assured your application will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.


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