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Proposals Estimator

The National Employment Center | Posted 11-11-2019

Epping (Engineering)


Proposals Estimator


Reports to: Proposals Engineer
Job Purpose: To generate Sales Costing estimates for Diving Project Sales Proposals and Quotes
Key Result Areas Key Performance Indicators Knowledge, Skills & Experience Behaviors
Proposal Costing
  • Generate Costings for Sales Proposals using costing tools and AX

  • Generate new Costings of new items based on scope definition from Proposals engineer and input from engineering personal

  • Acquire costs and lead times from suppliers via the procurement office

  • Acquire costs and lead times from sub-contractors while keeping close communication with Procurement and with support information from Engineering

  • A relevant Mechanical Engineering Degree or Diploma is advantageous but a minimum of 5 years in a similar (costing) role, within in a technical industry, is not negotiable. (Marine industry preferable)
  • Must be very familiar with stand products and define in product Catalogue.
  • Must have ability to understand a scope of supply to be costed, based on information received and must ask for clarification where scope of not clear.

  • Must work with high degree of accuracy.

  • Must communicate clearly with procurement to acquire costs of COTS items.

  • Must communicate clearly with sub-contractors to acquire costs of work scopes items.

    • Must draw on and share knowledge from past costing experience wrt costing methodologies
  • Must take ownership of costing work completed and use clear references to back up costs defined.
  • Must keep exchange rates up to date on costings.

  • Sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines
  • Must have strong capability in cost analysis and cost data acquisition in MS AX ERP

  • Be meticulous and a fast learner with technical aptitude
  • Models Ethical Behavior and business practice

  • Actively reaches out to support other team members

  • Actively contributes to continuous improvement.

  • Active listening

  • Demonstrates empathy

  • Level-headedness and persuasiveness

  • Honest and trustworthy

  • Works well with supervisors

  • Comfort with social situations

  • Active listening

  • Demonstrates empathy

  • Level-headedness and persuasiveness

  • Interpersonal Savvy

  • Peer relationships: Maintains positive relationships with co-workers and team members; mediates differences of opinion to minimize any damage to internal relationships

  • Honest and trustworthy

  • Works well with supervisors

  • Costing Tool Development and Maintenance
    • Maintain existing costing tools
    • Develop new costing tools
    • Ensure Catalogue Product Costing and Prices are up to date on AX.

    Sales and Proposal Assistance
    • Assist when required with Technical Proposals and definition of scope of supply


    Rules and Regulations
    To adhere to company policies and procedures, codes and regulations according to the Unique Hydra Conditions of Service and Unique Hydra Quality & Safety Manuel, based off the ISO 9001:2008 Quality System
    Additional Requirements Must display:
    • Insight and intelligence
    • Problem solving skills
    • Adaptability and flexibility
    • Decisiveness
    • Ability to deal with uncertain situations
    • Prudent decision making
    • Documenting actions and results
    • Ability to stay on task and managing a tight schedule
    Ability to prioritize and Multi-task