Estimator in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, Ashby, United Kingdom

We are recruiting for an Estimator to join our Proposal & Tendering team to support our Communication and Information Systems business. This role reports to Head Quarters in Ashby, however location is flexible for the right candidate.
We are looking for a dynamic and very numerate candidate who is customer centric, has a high level of commercial acumen, an understanding of the Tendering process and ideally with technical knowledge of Rail Telecoms.


What are my responsibilities?

Role Definition
Reporting into the Senior Bid Manager the individual will work closely with Bid Managers and the core bid team and develop cost models/ tools to support the pricing & estimating of sales opportunities.
They will be also be expected to work closely with all other disciplines throughout the company to ensure that high quality consistent Telecoms/ SCADA estimates are produced.
The job includes the collation and consolidation of estimates for multidisciplinary projects, and liaising with subject matter experts from across the business to obtain estimates, ultimately in order to provide customers with project pricing.

Key Duties
Take ownership of MS Excel pricing templates and ensure that they are kept up to date and improvements/modifications are carried out in a controlled manner
Assist Bid Managers with day to day development of excel spreadsheet-based cost models/ estimating tools
Under the management of a Bid Manger/ Project Technical Manager obtain inputs from subject matter experts for inclusion in cost model
Collate resource/ materials/ 3rd party estimates and add commercial elements including escalation, risk and margin
Produce / populate customer specific pricing documentation
Attend Bid meetings both internal and client based
Work with colleagues in Siemens Rail Automation (Signalling) to further develop and update the estimating tool which captures standardised costs
Creation of reports for presentation / reviews/ governance as required
Attend relevant training courses to expand knowledge in railway technology/ estimating as required
Analyse current and historical data to bench mark costs and competitiveness


Measures:
Strong computing skills especially with regards to MSExcel
Very high level of Financial and Commercially acumen
Must be flexible and able to work under own initiative
May be occasionally expected to work irregular hours depending on the requirements for each bid
Travel may be required between company offices
Comfortable with operating to short deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy
Excellent communication skills both internally and externally
Previous knowledge of estimating in an Engineering Project Environment


Desirable:
2 years’ experience within a project related engineering environment
A degree or HND in an Engineering or Business-Related discipline
Experience of tendering and/or project work within the Rail Sector will be a distinct advantage

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