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Engineering Estimator

  • Location: Warrington
  • Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: General Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Contact: Rachel Oldfield
  • Contact Email: rachel.oldfield@metalis.co.uk
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 29 June 2024
  • Job Ref: J2165_1717068730

Job Role: Estimating Engineer
Location: Warrington
Shift: Days Only
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 Per Annum (DOE)

Metalis is working in partnership with a specialist manufacturing company in Warrington who are looking to hire a Proposals Engineer on a permanent contract.

Job Duties:

  • Providing engineering technical advice for fabricated filtration systems
  • Liaising with Sales Team, Engineering Manager, production team and occasionally client contact points as necessary to understand their needs to agree scope of work
  • Role is predominately internal, but if required, visit customer to discuss needs
  • Understand customer problems and suggest solutions, leading to creating a proposal to provide these solutions.
  • Preparing a design, costing and accurate estimates to the Sales Team / Commercial and Technical Director for fabricated items.
  • Liaising with engineering manager to identify economical routes to manufacture and suggest cost optimizations, develop internal cost and lead time to execute the work.
  • Sourcing and obtaining raw material / sub-contractor quotes as appropriate and negotiating best possible price.
  • Assist sales team in preparation and creation of technical and commercial proposals including providing PDF, AutoCAD drawings for proposed items in a timely manner, product specifications and descriptions, and review of detailed quotations to customers as required.
  • To ensure branding on documents is smart, clear and consistent.
  • Provide support throughout the proposal and production stage until delivery and close out.
  • Liaise throughout the project with production and suppliers ensuring all proposals meet the design proposed, design standards, codes and regulations, and are in line with project/customer requirements.
  • Become familiar with main competitor products, with a view to suggesting and promoting USP's for product line
  • Advice on advantages/disadvantages of competing products and suggesting improvements or changes to products through acquiring market knowledge.

Job Requirements:

  • Ideally apprentice trained, HNC, HND or Degree qualified in engineering - Mechanical engineering, manufacturing & production engineering or similar.
  • Excellent working knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • To have a good knowledge of IT, including MS Office.
  • Good understanding of design and engineering manufacturing procedures and knowledge of pressure equipment directive and any other appropriate regulations (e.g. ATEX)
  • Ability to compile project documentation packs
  • To be self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Build strong relationships with internal and external contacts.
  • To be able to communicate professionally in written responses to emails, RFI/RFPs.
  • To be adaptable and have a flexible attitude to be able to cope with a demanding workload
  • To have excellent organisational skills
  • Be able to work accurately and in a logical manner
  • Be able to communicate and liaise with colleagues at all levels, from a range of departments, such as Directors, management, members of the sales team, production and administration teams.

Salary & Shift:

  • 40 hour working week
  • Days only, Monday to Friday
  • £35,000 - £40,000 Per Annum (DOE)

If you feel as though you have the background, skills and experience for this role then please apply today with your latest CV. A recruitment consultant will be in touch with all successful applications to discuss the company and role in more detail.