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Senior Estimator (407jc)

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Location: High Wycombe
Salary: £ Competitive
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Admin
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
As part of a large group of companies, our Client is a UK based solutions provider and systems integrator operating in the Defence and Aerospace markets, delivering world leading products, solutions and services to their national and international customers.

They are currently seeking to recruit audacious and highly capable people to work on cutting edge technologies and inspire their up and coming team members to deliver best in class results.
At the Company you will:
• be part of an agile organisation, with the ability to make a real difference
• have the opportunity to be involved in multiple domains and projects, throughout the engineering lifecycle
• work in a dynamic environment, with the ability to make significant personal impact
• have exposure to all functional and business areas, with opportunities to broaden your knowledge
• be in an environment where talent is recognised and promoted, independent of experience
• have the opportunity to work on exciting new product developments
• work for the dominant provider of UK surface ship Anti-Submarine Warfare solutions, with many related export opportunities

The Senior Estimator will work as part of the Commercial Department reporting to the Commercial Director providing support to all the business units within the Command and Sonar Systems business. Working closely with the Projects, Sales, and Marketing, Procurement and Engineering teams. The Senior Estimator is responsible for coordinating and preparing estimates to support the business, and in particular large and complex projects.

Purpose of Role
• To be the lead estimator on large, complex & high value projects.
• To improve estimating efficiency through proper usage of tools available to the Company.
• To provide detailed and accurate cost estimates with clear rationale.

Key Responsibilities
• Responsible for the estimating input for major tenders and preparing proposals. The role will involve providing estimating input to all areas of the Company thus ensuring that all cost and commercial inputs are effectively supported.
• Act as lead estimator in producing detailed cost estimates that fulfil customer requirements.
• Ensure estimates are developed, reviewed and submitted on time.
• Provide detailed information breakdown including NRE, materials, labour, contingencies, and provenance of estimates etc.
• Highlight any risks

Competencies
Integrity and Trust
• Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn't misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
Interpersonal Savvy
• Relates well to all kinds of people—up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Managerial Courage
• Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
Organisational Agility
• Knowledgeable about how organizations work; knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network; understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures; understands the cultures of organizations.
Organizing
• Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner.
Perseverance
• Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
Perspective
• Looks toward the broadest possible view of an issue/challenge; has broad-ranging personal and business interests and pursuits; can easily pose future scenarios; can think globally; can discuss multiple aspects and impacts of issues and project them into the future.
Problem Solving
• Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.

Skills, Qualification and Experience
• Pipedrive, ERP systems and Microsoft office packages

Personal Attributes
• Office based in Loudwater with occasional UK and overseas travel

Benefits
In return the Company offers a competitive salary, bonus scheme based on company profit/cash targets, 25 days’ holiday with the option to buy additional 5 days, a flexible Company benefits scheme you can tailor to suit your needs, competitive Pension Scheme with Life Assurance, flexible start/finish times, a confidential Employee Support Helpline, free car parking

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