Principal Cost Engineer

Recruiter
Cirrus Selection Limited
Location
Hertfordshire
Posted
18 Apr 2019
Closes
10 May 2019
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Cost Engineer, working within a world leading, technical engineering organisation, where you will be rewarded with a challenging role with a company that offers excellent career opportunities, a fantastic working environment and the opportunity to make a difference to ongoing business success.

As the Principal Cost Engineer, you will be responsible for leading a small team in providing estimates for product manufacturing and the necessary support activities from concept through development and industrialisation to aid a project team in bidding or in determining the price of product or service

Principal Cost Engineer Responsibilities

* Responsible for the analysis of product drawings and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials and labour estimates to incorporate into Cost Brochure (including allowances).

* Consult with personnel in other departments (e.g. Projects, Design, Manufacturing, Purchasing) to discuss and formulate estimates, resolve issues and understand changes/adjustments to cost estimates.

* Agree target costs with Design and Industrial leads

* Develop and agree effective estimating synthetics

* Assess cost effectiveness of products or services, by tracking actual costs relative to bids as a project develops

* Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures with a focus on cost savings where possible.

Principal Cost Engineer skills and qualifications required:

* Ideally educated to HNC/HND standard or equivalent

* A strong background in engineering/manufacturing is essential.

* Experience of estimating/cost engineering.

* Relevant production life cycle experience is highly desirable.

* A sound appreciation of manufacturing processes is important.

* Able to communicate with all levels within the business both verbally and in writing.

* High level of influencing, negotiating and persuasiveness with the ability to adapt style in different situations.

* Highly developed planning and organisational skills with some experience/exposure to project management.

* Experience of managing/leading a small team is desirable but more important is the ability to motivate/inspire others.

Cirrus Selection offers the services of an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and the services of an Employment Business for contract recruitment

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