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Job title: Senior Commercial Estimator

Location: Barrow in Furness

Salary: £50,818+ Dependent on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:
• Understanding business requirements and developing appropriate cost analysis and costing /pricing strategies. Including, analysing historical cost, programmes, performance and technical data and Coordinating the generation of new cost estimates and costing/pricing models to inform the business
• Coordination of cost and pricing activities across the business to ensure all aspects of the programme and associated risks are fully costed and considered
• Developing Analysis/modelling toolsets to best practices standards, including selection and use of the best choice of tool/technique for particular contexts
• “What if” and “should cost” scenario modelling and cost analytics
• Lead and Support price negotiations and customer audits

Your skills and experiences:

• Relevant operational/business experience in cost analysis, planning... forecasting or business modelling / analysis
• Advanced Microsoft Excel Skills
• Ability to work in an innovative manner
• Analytical mind set with excellent numeracy skills
• Good written and verbal communication skills with experience in Stakeholder Management with the ability to influence

• Previous experience of data analysis / visualisation tools eg Power BI, Tableau
• STEM Subject qualification in Level 5 and above or relevant experience


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 Estimating Team:

As part of BAE Systems Platforms and Services sector, Weapon Systems (UK) designs, develops, manufactures and supports artillery systems, naval guns, and provides engineering capability to the wider BAE Systems business. Our global reach brings our customers a depth and breadth of expertise that meet critical needs in the air, on land, and at sea. Our mission strives for us to be our customer’s trusted and affordable weapons provider, delivering enhanced effects on target and complete mission solutions. We are looking for innovation, commitment and drive to help define the future of Weapon Systems capabilities.

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.

Closing Date: 18th July 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible
Barrow-in-Furness United Kingdom


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