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CNC Estimator

Inflite Engineering
London Stansted Airport, Essex, England
Full time
26 days ago

Job Title: Estimator/Engineer
Department: Commercial/Engineering

Hours: Monday to Friday

Reports To: Commercial Manager
Location: Stansted   

Job Purpose:

To play a key role in creating and submitting quotations and tender bids on behalf of the company. Additionally, you will act as the primary commercial interface between the company and its customers, providing quotations, lead times, and non-recurring costs as required.

Main Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Cost Analysis: Ensure stable, transparent, and traceable market-driven cost structures and provide accurate costing and pricing figures to the business development team.
  • Project Management: Support the development, implementation, and optimisation of market-driven costings and manage and analyse all materials against a project.
  • CNC Estimation: Estimate CNC 3, 4, 5 Axis Milling and Turning processes.
  • Fabrication Estimation: Estimate simple fabrication and assembly times.
  • Supplier Management: Obtain material, bought-out, and treatment prices and lead times.
  • Costing Estimates: Produce accurate costing estimates in response to customer requests and product developments.
  • Drawing Assessment: Confidently read and assess 2D and 3D drawings.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Ensure customer expectations are met and exceeded, identifying areas for improvement.
  • Quotation Preparation: Prepare quotes and submissions and put together bids.
  • Internal Liaison: Liaise with internal colleagues regarding product setup, routings, and other technical aspects.
  • Process Adherence: Follow company procedures and work to the correct processes.
  • Additional Duties: Perform any other duties within your capabilities as directed by the company.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • CNC Experience: Experience within CNC milling in 3, 4, 5-axis and CNC turning.
  • Estimating Skills: Previous experience in estimating and costing is preferred.
  • Engineering Background: Experience within an aerospace or high-standard engineering environment.
  • Material Knowledge: Experience working with Titanium, Aluminium, and Steel.
  • Supplier Coordination: Ability to obtain material, AGS, and treatment quotations and work with suppliers and procurement to secure long-term pricing.
  • Fabrication Experience: Prior milling and/or fabrication experience.
  • Deadline Management: Ability to work to deadlines is essential.
  • Software Proficiency: Proficient in the use of MS Office programs, particularly Excel.
  • Quality Focus: Must be capable of producing work to a high standard.
  • Communication Skills: Good communication skills and the ability to develop working relationships across all departments of the business.
  • Self-Motivation: Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and capable of working to challenging deadlines.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary: We recognise and reward your skills and expertise with a salary that reflects your contributions.
  • Generous Annual Leave: Enjoy increasing annual leave entitlement as you grow with us.
  • Salary Exchange Pension Scheme: Secure your financial future with our comprehensive pension plan.
  • Employee Assistance Programme: Receive support for your mental and emotional well-being.
  • Life Assurance: Gain peace of mind for yourself and your loved ones with our life assurance coverage (subject to scheme rules).
  • Employee Cash Plan: Access financial assistance for health and well-being-related expenses.
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Schemes: We support you and your growing family during significant life milestones.
  • Professional Growth and Development: Access continuous opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career.
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment and Technology: Work with cutting-edge tools and technologies.
  • Ongoing Training and Certification Programmes: Stay up-to-date with the latest industry standards and practices.
  • Career Advancement Opportunities: Clear paths for progression within our dynamic organisation.



Inflite Group

company Size
201-500 Employees
Founding year

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