Principal Cost Engineer

Recruiter
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted
22 Jul 2019
Closes
21 Aug 2019
Ref
P7632
Contact
Rosie Connor
Discipline
Project Engineering
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
Salary: Up to £45,000 DOE + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
 
The Opportunity

Manufacturing UK is an integral part of the Operations Directorate whose principal mission is to ensure that MBDA’s hardware deliverable commitments are met in terms of time, cost and quality.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced cost engineer to lead 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.
 
The Role
  • 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.
 
What’s in it for you?
  • The Stevenage team is ready to welcome an intelligent and motivated Manager/Lead that can ensure Customer expectations and needs are exceeded on a consistent basis.
  • The opportunity to help shape the future of Cost Engineering with MBDA UK Operations directorate.
  • MBDA provides extensive on-the-job training and opportunities for development.
 
What’s great about the team?
  • Manufacturing UK prides itself in providing the ultimate application of manufacturing expertise and capability throughout the whole lifecycle and supply chain of our product.
  • Joining a team of highly motivated and intelligent individuals
  • A friendly and supportive network of colleagues at all levels
 
What are we looking for?
  • Ideally educated to HNC/HND standard or equivalent
  • A strong background in engineering/manufacturing is essential.  
  • Experience of estimating/cost engineering is desirable.
  • 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.
  • Skilled in managing deadlines with the ability to multi-task and prioritise own work and work of others.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Able to assimilate facts from a range of sources.
  • Experience of managing/leading a small team is desirable but more important is the ability to motivate/inspire others.
  • Self-motivated with the resilience and tenacity to deliver results through others.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Packages
 
What would you get?
  • Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
     
Please Note: MBDA UK require all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).
 
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