Mechanical Estimator

Salary: £41,000 (Circa)

Industry: Oil & Gas

Job Type: Permanent

Location: North West

Reference: 27320-ip

Expiration date: 16 August 2017

Mechanical, Process and Electrical Engineering Contracting company, looking to recruit for the above position


Key Outputs:

  • To prepare mechanical estimates for the inclusions in a range of client facing proposals
  • To review a range of estimating methodologies and NORM databases and prepare defensible bases of estimates
  • To maintain and update the NORM database with Lessons Learnt from tenders and projects to ensure ongoing competitiveness
  • To review and incorporate suitable contingencies and risk allowances through discussions with key personnel

Key Tasks:

  • The review of incoming tender documentation and the production of a planned methodology and preliminary basis of estimate for inclusion in the tender strategy.
  • Engaging with internal stakeholders, in particular the Operations Directors, to ensure the basis is agreed and meets the requirements for competitiveness.
  • Establishment of appropriate NORMs and productivity factors across a range of disciplines, on a per tender basis, to ensure low risk delivery and competitiveness against the competition.
  • The preparation of detailed estimates through a range of techniques and cross check against past and current experience.
  • Use various methodologies to ascertain estimate uncertainty and the required risk factor from the tender risk register.
  • Presentation and explanation of estimate structures to Senior Management and key stakeholders, including clients.
  • Participate in Lessons Learnt and continuous improvement to the estimating database.


  • Working knowledge of the petrochemical, power and process markets
  • + 5 years’ experience of estimating in a highly regulated environment with at least 2 years in proposals an advantage.
  • Experience of industrial site working.
  • Highly numerate and capable in the use of Microsoft Excel and other estimating tools.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Demonstrable capability to think independently in the use of systems, challenging NORMs and adopting best practice in estimation.


  • Qualified mechanical engineer or suitable numerate qualification.