Estimator / Project Manager

£25000 - £35000 per annum
07 Jul 2017
06 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description:

Immediate duties will include:

* 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 ideal candidate must possess the following skills:

* Will ideally have a diploma or degree in engineering
* Will have 10 years' experience of working in an engineering/CNC machining and fabrication environment
* Will have a sound knowledge of estimating, fabrication and machining work
* Will 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)Also desirable (but not essential):-
* 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


* Ability to work with minimum supervision, individually and as part of a team.
* Good communication skills (written and oral) and a professional manner
* Able to prioritise own schedule of work and show good organization skills
* Ability to interact with staff at all levels


We offer an excellent working environment in which you will be required to work a minimum 39-hour week based on the following hours:-

Mon to Thurs 08:00 to 16:30

Friday 08:00 to 15:30

(each day has a half hour unpaid lunchbreak)

The Company will contribute 3% to a company pension scheme

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.