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Principal Estimator

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Principal Estimator

Location: Broad Oak - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements

Salary:Up to £55,800 dependent on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

    Creation and compilation of typically highly complex costing and pricing for bids.Review all inputs and ensure these are in line with the scope of work and value for money

      Build, influence and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders

        Support the final pricing of bids and project change, including the generation and analysis of uncertainty, risk, and opportunity

          Ensure a suitable, properly documented, Basis of Estimate is provided for all estimates, including dependencies, assumptions, risk, exclusions, and opportunities

            Ensure delivery of estimates is in accordance with the requirements of the end-to-end process and Maritime Services estimating policy and process

              Deputise for Estimating Managers as required

              Your skills and experiences:


              Extensive experience of cost estimating, pricing, and analysis

                Experience in leading the cost estimating and pricing elements of highly complex bids and working within a cross functional environment

                  Exceptional communication and stakeholder management abilities, including the responsibility of effectively conveying and aligning senior stakeholders' expectations throughout the bid and approval process.

                    Strong commercial and business acumen


                      Experience in government contracting types

                        Membership of the AcostE


                        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 Estimating Team:

                        You will be a vital member of our Estimating team, reporting into the Estimating Manager. You will be involved in tech that is constantly evolving and be part of the next generation of projects. This is a varied and interesting role with the opportunity to work across many different lines of business including radar, underwater and small boats with the scope to progress and develop within the wider BAE Systems organisation.

                        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.