Senior Cost Engineer – Cost Estimator

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Birmingham, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Tamworth

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££ Excellent salary (depending upon experience) + great career stability + great working hours + experienced team

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Competitive / Details on request

The Consultant:
Gary Horwood

As one of Glen Callum’s Senior Consultants I recruit for a wide range of roles; however, I specialise in dealing with OEM, Vehicle Manufacturer and Aftermarket clients, finding fantastic engineering, sales, marketing and product management candidates.

Senior Cost Engineer – Cost Estimator

Automotive & Industrial

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Cost Engineer / Costing Estimator to steer pricing and costing activities for a vast array of pressed metal applications. Established for over 70 years our client leads and innovates, in supplying end-to-end pressed metal solutions to a wide expanse of markets. One of their key markets includes the automotive manufacturing sector, where they possess all the necessary accreditations to supply into the industry, including IATF 16949, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 to name a few.

This role will ideally suit a costing professional with a technical / engineering / toolmaking background combined with a good understanding of pressed metal processes / solutions. Is this you?

West Midlands: Birmingham, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Tamworth, West Bromwich, Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull

££ Excellent salary (depending upon experience) + great career stability + great working hours + experienced team

As Senior Costing Engineer you will enjoy the autonomy of co-ordinating end to end cost activities for the business, working through all stages from concept design, RFQ, BOM, production / tooling, product validation (PPAP), through to calculating tooling price and ultimately finished goods / unit price. You get to see the whole process through from start to finish.

The Role

  • Manage complex projects within an experienced and established team including problem analysis, engineering design, production, purchasing, quality and cost estimating activities.
  • Contribute towards new projects through brain storming and establishing LEAN engineering solutions with the team. Looking for cost down opportunities at every appropriate opportunity.
  • Assess material usage combining efficiency against pricing and performance.
  • Proactively engage in parts approval processes and planning such as PPAP / APQP.
  • Compile accurate RFQ activities to ensure the business remains it’s competitive edge.
  • Work with suppliers to gain precise estimates towards project quotation.
  • Compile and / or review costed BOM versus project budget.
  • Manage the information flow between engineering / production / supply chain & purchasing.
  • Work and communicate effectively with the customer being the conduit for all pricing and costing issues.
  • Be the “go to person” for all costing related issues and subjects.

The Candidate

  • Our ideal candidate will possess and HNC / HND / in an engineering discipline and ideally have previous experience of working within metal pressings or toolmaking.
  • Experience in automotive compliance accreditations such as IATF 16949 (formerly TS16949) and quality management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 would be exceptionally beneficial.
  • Hands on approach towards team working and willingness to do what’s required to ensure projects are carried out on time and within budget.
  • A thorough understanding of tooling and manufacturing processes for pressed metal applications will be distinctly advantageous.
  • Highly computer literate including all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Personal attributes should include: attention to detail; problem solver; team player; self-starter; creative; enthusiastic and a strong communicator.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join a leader in pressed metal applications and become an integral part of a highly successful and dedicated team. The company offer great working conditions and an opportunity to become part of their continued success story.

Apply in Confidence

To apply for the Senior Cost Engineers role, please forward your CV to Gary Horwood, Senior Recruiter at Glen Callum Associates Ltd or call Gary directly for further details.

Gary is an ethical IRP registered recruiter and will deal with your application in strict confidence.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted directly by Gary and he will talk you through in detail the full company role and specifics.

Don’t delay, we’re hiring now, apply today!


Glen Callum Associates are a leading automotive and industrial recruitment agency for sales, operational and marketing positions. We have an impressive client base of market leading manufacturers and distributors and are dedicated in providing candidates with advice, support and assistance in their recruitment search. Our consultants have valuable senior sales, marketing and operational experience within organisations within the automotive and industrial industry, allowing us to share an empathy with both client and candidate alike.

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