Estimator and Planning Engineer Job at Flat Fee Recruiter – in Westway

Up to £47,000 Dependent on Experience


Closing date:

Don’t miss this opportunity for an Estimator/ Planning Engineer to join a leading precision engineering specialist based in Essex.

If you have at least 5 years’ experience as an Aerospace Planning Engineer or a background as a Planning Estimator within an engineering and fabrication environment, we want to hear from you.


Up to £47,000 p/a Dependent on Experience

+ Excellent Benefits Package

Chelmsford, CM1

Please Note: Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Our client is one of the most well-established and experienced precision engineering specialists in the UK.

They are at the forefront of ground-breaking design and accurate manufacture of components across a range of industries including Aerospace & Defence, Motor Sport and Mould Making.

They are looking for an Aviation & Defence Estimator / Planning Engineer to join their professional team in Chelmsford.

The role is to provide a centre of excellence for estimating, tooling and labour associated with the manufacture of commercial and aerospace machined components and assemblies. The role will provide co-ordination of multiple projects simultaneously.

Experienced mechanical engineer with an indentured apprenticeship, or the equivalent skills and experience.

Ability to read engineering drawings.

At least 5 years previous estimating experience (within an engineering and fabrication environment).

A minimum of 5 years’ experience as an Aerospace Planning Engineer.

Ideally an Estimator within a multi discipline manufacturing environment specialising in high precision components.

Familiar with manufacturing processes, raw material specifications and costing methodologies.

Exceptional commercial awareness.

Receive multiple packs of engineering drawings and estimate labour cost for high precision components using CNC turning, CNC milling including 5 axis, grinding, fabrications, welding (including TIG, MIG, and ARC), brazing. You will use materials including steel, aluminium, titanium, nickel alloys, plastics and castings in a timely manner to meet quote deadlines.

Ability to source/quote for all types of plating and paint finish and create bill of materials where none exists.

Liaise effectively with customers throughout each project, maintaining the company’s reputation for commitment and professionalism.

To identify opportunities for increased cost effectiveness.

Plan, organise and accurately monitor workload to meet strict deadlines.

GDPR Awareness.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Planning and organising – ability to work to strict deadlines.

Excellent team player, with the ability and self-discipline to work alone effectively

Retains Commercial awareness.

Maintains a professional attitude, keeping calm and controlled when working in demanding and pressurised environments.

Adaptable and flexible in your approach to change.

Proactive decision maker and possesses problem solving skills.

Ability to use conceptual thinking and awareness to generate new ideas.

Highly driven, self-motivated and focused on achieving best possible results.

Meticulous attention to detail, methodical approach to work ensuring accuracy at all times

Excellent working knowledge of EXCEL.

Confident and honest with a positive approach / attitude to customer service (both internal and external customers).

Excellent analytical and numerical skills.

Experience within the Aviation industry would be desirable but not essential.

Competitive Salary.

On-site parking.

Positive Company Culture.

How to apply for the Aviation and Defence Estimator role:
If you have the skills and experience required for this aerospace position based in Chelmsford, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

Other suitable skills and experience includes: Aerospace Planning Engineer, CNC Estimator, Estimator, Fabrication Estimator, Project Engineer.

About the Company

Company: Flat Fee Recruiter –

Company Location:  Westway

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