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BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Estimating Manager

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £45,000+ Dependant on skills & experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Development, co-ordination and implementation of pricing and payment strategies and policies for BAE Systems for Domestic and International Customers
  • Represent BAE Systems at corporate estimating forums interfacing with subject matter expertise to evolve WSUK estimating policy and process
  • Lead submission support to the business to ensure that the submission of costing data to our Customers satisfies relevant governmental procurement requirements and procedures
  • Developing parametric models and capability to advise the business on costs for new business and “should cost” data to enable business decisions
  • Managing and developing customer relationships both internal and external, and supporting negotiations with all customers on-site or at Customer premises
  • Working closely with the Procurement team to analyse supplier costing data

Your skills and experiences:


  • Demonstrable prior experience in Estimating Roles
  • Demonstrable expertise in and application of parametric estimating
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to build and support relationships with customers and partners.


  • Understanding of UK MOD Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO) and US Government Procurement Regulations to ensure compliance for proposal submission is desirable
  • Knowledge of toolsets which make the preparation of estimates more accurate and efficient


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 Commercial team:

We currently have a vacancy for an Estimating Manager to lead the pricing activities across a number of programmes with the US Government, UK Government and other International Customers across all phases of the life cycle.

This is a high profile role within our business with an opportunity to make a difference. As an Estimating Manager, you will be responsible for the leadership and development of costing and pricing strategies and shall provide advice, guidance and appropriate training on to influence and facilitate effective business decision making across the entire portfolio.

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.


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