Technical Estimator job at Zenith People

Technical Estimator

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our client based in Sunderland have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Technical Estimator on a permanent basis. Applicants must be from an Engineering background and be educated to degree level or equivalent.


The role responsibilities:

  • Support the owner/director in delivering the strategy for the business through engineering solutions whether software, electronic or mechanical (depending upon knowledge and skill base).
  • Assess the required solution for customer and source costings for the end to end job.
  • Provide quotation for internal sign off and onward transmission to customer.
  • Ensure the quote is comprehensive to include resource price, timescales and the cost of materials.
  • Validate quote with end of project outcome to learn lessons from experience.
  • Create the conditions to win new business and retain existing clients.
  • Be the best advocate for the company, its services and products and culture.
  • Work with the Engineering Team to establish feasibility, pricing and timescale estimates for the products and services demanded by the market.
  • Tailor offerings to the needs of individual customers and frame the offer through expert knowledge of products and services aligned to the customer demand – be flexible
  • Demonstrate effective selling and negotiating techniques which are appropriate to the market
  • Target prospects, meet and present the case for doing business, formally and informally.
  • Receive reports at agreed review points and influence next steps.
  • Along with the MD be the visible presence of the company within the market place.
  • Maintain regular communication with stakeholder partners and business/industry forums.
  • Work with the senior team to establish a method to test Customer Experience and the customer journey so as to enhance the Sales offer.
  • Research materials and methods of development to keep up with world class standards of engineering.
  • Ensure that ISO standards are fully embedded and observed in design development and commissioning.
  • Ensure full adherence to health and safety obligations.
  • Check performance against the current forecast project delivery plan, call out issues and propose solutions to resolve snags
  • Feed issues into the wider team for consideration of any adjustment to short and medium term plan and/or strategic plan review


The person we’re looking for:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Range of industry competencies and licences.
  • 5 years in a senior capacity in complex engineering environment.
  • Transformational Change Leadership.
  • Proven record of sales achievement which stands up to scrutiny and reference.
  • Desire to win.
  • Collaborative Leadership.
  • Negotiation and compromise to win deals.
  • Interpersonal, persuasiveness and positive influencing.
  • Integrity.
  • Passion for success.
  • Customer First Approach.
  • Strong self awareness and ability to operate with conviction on others territory and terms.


If you are an experienced Estimator and would like to be considered for this role, we would love to hear from you! Click Apply Now


By applying for this opportunity, you agree that Zenith People Ltd may share your details with the end client at the shortlist stage. If you have the relevant skills and the drive to enhance your career, we would love to speak with you. Apply now or give us a call – 0191 428 6444.

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Job CategoryConstruction
Salary£45,000 - £55,000

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