Estimator / Cost Manager - Working from home - Outside IR35

Resourcing Solutions Limited
Closing date
20 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Estimator / Cost Manager with strong Excel and data analysis skills required for an initial 6 month contract working for a leading UK engineering brand. This is an initial 6 month contract which has been outside IR35 and will be predominantly working from home but candidates must be able to travel to their Derby offices one day a week.

As Estimator / Cost Manager you will be responsible for the management, consolidation, analysis and presentation of costs during a project's tender phase, with the responsibility for the completion of customer pricing documents.


Support the pricing team or performs the calculation independently, to build a clear picture of market pricing and the price to win landscape.
Leads and drives the production of early pre-tender indicative estimates from norms and standards, using available high-level information and assesses the potential price impact of unclear or variable scope.
Demonstrates the validity and accuracy of indicative pricing based on appropriate calculations of a suitable market price.
Collate all estimates received from discipline heads and subcontractors into an overall project cost build up.
Undertake reviews on the precision and accuracy of all internal estimates, challenging discipline owners on omissions or differences in scope requirements where possible and highlight areas where pricing appears outside International and UK Market norms. Commercialise cost build up by adding risks, inflation, finance costs and overhead/margin as directed.
Support the tender manager in challenging the business to find ways to meet the price to win.
Provide different pricing scenarios and commercial/financial models to reflect the tender pricing structure as required.
Populate the Clients' Pricing Document/Bill of Quantities as required.
Maintain a fully auditable trail of all cost build-ups.
Continuously develop and update the cost build-up modelling tool.
Prepare cash flow analysis and other financial information as required.
Provide cost breakdown/budget to Commercial Manager/Project Manager against which project implementation costs are to be measured.
Assist in the overall tender process as required.
Directly support the continuous improvement of tendering performance through simplification, use of new techniques, approaches & modelling, data driven analysis to drive better pricing outcomes.
Supports in the coordination of the 'Estimator/Cost Manager' by fulfilling a mentorship role, offering training and experience-based guidance to aid development.
Experience required:

Previous/current experience working as an Estimator / Cost Manager
Strong Excel skills and data analysis experience
Outline knowledge of the procurement process.
Outline knowledge of financial processes and commercial awareness.
Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively.
Good communication skills.
Team orientated.
Ability to provide information to a high degree of accuracy within short timescales.
Excellent problem solving and decision making abilities.
Must be highly dependable with the ability to foresee potential situations and provide necessary initiative to follow through and assure that problems are handled in an efficient and expedient manner.
Data analysis and statistical skills.
To apply is easy, contact Oli for more info or just simply apply online

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