Senior Cost Engineer

Recruiter
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted
11 Oct 2019
Closes
10 Nov 2019
Ref
P7866S
Contact
Rosie Connor
Job Type
Engineer
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 join 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.
 
What are we looking for?
  • 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.
  • Good level of influencing, negotiating and persuasiveness with the ability to adapt style in different situations.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated with the resilience and tenacity to deliver results through others.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Packages
 
What’s in it for you?
  • The Stevenage team is ready to welcome an intelligent and motivated Cost Engineer that can ensure Customer expectations and needs are exceeded on a consistent basis.
  • The opportunity to influence and drive Design for Cost performance within MBDA UK Operations directorate.
  • MBDA provides extensive on-the-job training and opportunities for development.
 
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), superb learning and development opportunities and more….
 
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
  • Support the development of effective estimating synthetics
  • Assess cost effectiveness of products or services, by tracking actual costs relative to bids as a project develops
 
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
 
Please Note: MBDA UK requires 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).
MBDA is committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.
 
We encourage applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.  MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.
 
Are you a member of LinkedIn?  If so, you are invited to join our LinkedIn Group to view future MBDA UK opportunities and news.  LinkedIn Group name: Engineering UK (Defence)

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