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Cost Estimating Opportunities within Submarines

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Cost Estimating Opportunities within Submarines

Location: Barrow in Furness, on the edge of the Lake District national park, and in Frimley, Surrey. With flexible working hours and Working from home within the company guidelines included.

Salary: We currently have a number of vacancies across all professional grades with competitive salaries

What you’ll be doing:

  • Pricing major MoD, submarine platform and support contracts
  • Preparation and communication of labour and material estimates to support business activities, using a variety of costing toolsets and techniques
  • Scenario and simulation analysis on a micro to macro level to inform key business decisions
  • Supporting the development of key business forecasts
  • Generating and validating company norms and metrics
  • Developing and maintaining internal and external Customer relationships
  • Playing a key role in Customer price investigations and negotiations
  • Undertaking supplier price investigations to ensure value for mone
  • Ensuring that Estimating Processes are understood and implemented throughout the wider organisation

Your skills and experiences:

  • At the lower grades full training would be provided verses the higher grades where we would be looking for experience of estimating on major programmes. Operational or Engineering experience would be advantageous.
  • Experience from a variety of backgrounds including Electrical, Mechanical, Production, Planning, Commissioning, Finance and others would be beneficial.
  • Educated to National Certificate level or equivalent in a technical/operational skill set, or with appropriate relevant experience.
  • Demonstrable skills in the use of Microsoft packages are essential.


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Cost Estimating team:

As a Cost Estimator, you will be part of the Commercial function working closely with all areas of the business, across a broad spectrum of tasks, from facility business cases to design studies to whole boat pricing that will give you an excellent understanding of the submarines business and how it operates.

Your primary involvement will be to support the business through the creation of cost and price estimates, in relation to the management of existing contracts and the capture of new business, through the supply of critical data and analysis in support of key business decision making processes. Cost Estimating is unique in the breadth of experience and understanding it can offer people who choose to work in this exciting, critical business area.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.