Cost Engineer / Estimator

  • £30000 - £37000 per annum
  • Birmingham
  • Posted: 27/04/2020
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 025420017

Job Details

Cost Engineer/Estimator required to join a well-established SME manufacturing company based in Birmingham. This is a newly created position to support a diverse industrial customer base and facilitate the company's growth. Reporting directly to the Directors, the Sales Estimator will be an important role and will be able to shape the role and future prospects.

Cost Engineer/ Sales Estimator – Metal presswork manufacturing

Salary: c£37000

Location: Birmingham


o Carry out the technical and contractual review of customer sales enquiries and prepare cost estimate to complete RFQ.

o Obtain competitive quotations from Suppliers / Subcontractors for project estimates and assist in the financial control of a contract should the tender be successful.

o Liaise with internal divisions / departments to obtain relevant quotations and information tender.

o Liaise with customer for technical / CAD data queries and tender review meetings.


You will already have significant experience of preparing cost estimates within a manufacturing environment, ideally in a Cost Engineer or Estimator capacity, or alternatively and Engineer or Manager with significant commercial experience.

o Knowledge of press tooling and presswork manufacturing processes to produce complex precision metal components

o Must be able to read and interpret technical engineering drawings as well as have a strong understanding, and or, experience of working with press tools and understand the capabilities and methods in the manufacturing of pressed parts.

o Proven estimating and commercial methods coupled with a strong knowledge of engineering practices

o Ability to analysing CAD data and information sent in from the customer, developing and mapping out the manufacturing process & methods, obtaining tooling costs in order to compile and submit comprehensive quotations/ RFQ to the customer for piece part price and associated tooling, together with feasibility and contract review.

The opportunity:

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Engineer with detailed understanding of metal presswork and associated tooling processes to join an established manufacturer of precision components for a broad range of industry sector ( non-automotive ). Part of a larger group, this SME business has recently expanded manufacturing facilities and capacity, so is investing in additional resources to capitalise of the initiative.

In return our client is offering a competitive salary, pension, life assurance, car parking on site. More importantly the opportunity to make a real contribution to the success and growth of the organisation.

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