Estimator/Project Manager

AJP Recruitment
Consett, County Durham
£30000 - £35000/annum Plus benefits
18 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client are specialists in sub contract fabrication, machining and the manufacture of bespoke turnkey solutions across a broad range of sectors and due to growth now require an Estimator/Project Manager to work in their busy facility based in County Durham.

The Role

Reporting into the General Manager, applicants will be expected to liaise with existing and future customers to ensure work is estimated and quoted in a timely manner. Subsequent orders/projects are processed into production including any design input required and managed throughout the project lifecycle to ensure successful completion

This role is key to driving growth and developing the future of the business and as such the responsibilities and projects will be continually changing, bringing with them new and exciting opportunities. The right candidate must be driven to succeed and be able to adapt to varying customer/industry needs and specifications

Manage a portfolio of existing and new customers
Respond to new and existing customer request for quotations
Provide costings and quotations in a timely manner in line with customer drawings and specifications
Work with production to determine accurate lead times for quotation
Convert successful orders into production paperwork and handover to relevant departments in a controlled manner
Manage customer specific project plans and project update documents
Hold project kick off meetings/contract review meetings internally to communicate project needs
Attend and play an active part in customer production/project review meetings
Manage supply base/sub-contracted operations to ensure no delays in production plan
Develop and maintain standard operations and procedures relating to daily routines
Adopt a continuous improvement attitude to daily tasks

The Person

Ideally have a diploma or degree in engineering
Should have 10 years’ experience of working in an engineering/CNC machining and fabrication environment
Sound knowledge of estimating, fabrication and machining work
Preferably have experience of working in a cost estimating role within subcontract manufacturing
Project management experience in a similar industry
Capable of producing manufacturing drawings in AutoCad/Autocad Inventor Pro (2D essential, 3D preferable)
Wide knowledge and experience of engineering principles
Excellent mathematical and numerical skills
Understand technical drawings
Understand Project ITPs, Quality Control Plans and Documentation Packs
Able to understand different industry/customer needs and tailor specific solutions
Comfortable managing multiple and varied projects simultaneously.
Produce BOMs and manufacturing build plans with estimated production times
Good level of computer literacy especially in the use of Microsoft Office packages (such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Sales focused, able to identify potential customers and contacts
Experience of managing ‘site work’ and turnkey project teams
Purchasing – understanding of basic materials and potential supply base
Experience of Oil and Gas, Offshore or Subsea customer base and their specific standards and procedures
Experience of ERP/MRP/CRM databases
Good understanding of the ISO 9001 quality system.
Liaise with supply chain to gain best possible pricing on purchased items as part of quotation package