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Sr. Project Estimator - Hybrid Work Schedule

Company : Safran Aero Boosters Job field : Sales & Marketing Location : New Brighton , Minnesota , United States Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Required degree : Bachelor's Degree Required experience : More than 8 years

Job Description

Working alongside and under the direction of the Quoting Manager, the Sr. Project Estimator is responsible for creating proposals and bid documents by collecting and analyzing data for project estimates for Safran Test Cells customers. Additionally, they will play a key role in providing complete and competitive responses to RFQ's and customer specifications for Safran Test Cells products. The Sr. Project Estimator will work towards developing an in-depth understanding of customer needs, evaluate costs, quotes, and other data from vendors and through on-site visits as appropriate to determine Safran's ability to meet customer requirements. The Sr. Project Estimator shall compare current cost estimates with past estimates and project financials to ensure Safran is providing cost effective solutions while leveraging our competitive pricing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• In consultation with the Sales Manager & Quoting Manager, determine best approach to providing complete and competitive responses after reviewing customer RFQ's, specifications, and other relevant documentation.
• Consult with Safran Test Cells' Engineering Management to identify differences between new bids and historical bids to develop cost and price estimates and technical proposals from similar projects.
• Assist the Supply Chain team in developing RFQs for sub-contracted items by consulting with Engineering, Project Management, and other departments.
• In response to Customer RFQs, develop cost estimates, detailed technical proposals, compliance matrices and other bid documents for Safran Test Cells' projects to accurately describe the solution that is being bid and are consistent with one another.
• Update and improve cost estimates and proposal text for Standard Work Packages.
• Visit potential customer sites with the Sales Manager as needed to gain a better understanding of the RFQ and customer needs that will support the bid.
• Partner with Sales and Engineering to balance competing priorities of cost and function to develop cost effective solutions that provide the most value to the customer. Interface with various engineering disciplines (ME, EE, CE, Aero-acoustic, etc.) to identify Safran Test Cells' equipment, technical resources, and capabilities to comply with customer requirements.
• Partner with global colleagues to support International proposals and bids.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
• Support Safran Test Cells' Supply Chain Management to identify vendors, build supplier relationships, and evaluate the quotations received for cost and compliance to the requirements. Participate in the development of promotional activities such as sales literature development, standard costing and technical proposal models.
• Assist Quoting Manager in training and mentoring Project Estimators and Assistant Project Estimators

Job Requirements

• Bachelor's degree in engineering, math or a related technical field required
• Minimum 8 years of experience required, with 5 years of project estimating experience in a similar industry.

• Ability to exercise initiative and judgment as well as make decisions within scope of assigned authority
• Strong communication skills both verbal and written with a proven ability to be assertive yet approachable delivering a positive customer service experience
• Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to work independently
• Proficient in Excel and Word; knowledgeable in MS Projects and PowerPoint
• Detail-oriented self-starter with ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple activities in various stages of completion
• Solid analytical and problem-solving skills including problem identification, analysis, action planning and execution
• Demonstrated ability to understand engineering drawings and models
• Proven ability to communicate about both customer needs and solutions
• Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; actively seeks opportunities to improve and promote quality and monitors own work to ensure quality is met
• Demonstrated ability to deliver a positive customer service experience
• Highly developed skill set in leadership practices including ability to balance risk, effectively influence diverse teams, and ownership of responsibility for outcomes
• Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with customers, suppliers, and team members
• Ability to think critically to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

Specificity of the job

• Able and willing to travel up to 10% of the time both domestically and internationally, as required

Locate your future workplace

639 Campus Drive MN 55112

New Brighton

Minnesota United States

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