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Estimating Support Officer

Posted 12 Jul 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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Estimating Support Officer

Location:Glascoed, South Wales; We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £26,705

What you’ll be doing:

  • Creating and compilating the cost estimates for bids and projects in line with business and estimating processes
  • Understanding, interpreting, and extracting information from multiple sources within the business function
  • Developing and maintaining relationships, liaising and interacting with key project related stakeholders
  • Producing and maintaining a suitable, properly documented Basis of Estimate for all estimates, including dependencies, assumptions, risk, exclusions, and opportunities
  • Ensuring delivery of estimates is in accordance with the requirements of the End to End estimating processes, and the appropriate estimating policies and processes
  • Providing data and information, as required, for internal reviews, meeting and in support of cost investigation and negotiations

Your skills and experiences:


  • Some experience in the area of contracts, negotiation, and estimating
  • Good level of literacy and numeracy
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient IT (MS Office) and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills


ACostE Accreditation achieve or working towards


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 team:

Join our dynamic team where the Commercial and Estimating departments collaborate effectively to drive our business forward and ensure we have clear, unambiguous contracts with our customers, meet all contractual obligations, and support our broader business goals. In the Estimating department, you’ll master the art of cost and pricing strategies, providing robust and accurate estimates for new bids. Enjoy comprehensive in-house training on advanced estimating techniques and commercial skills, with opportunities to earn professional accreditations. Plus, you’ll get the chance to work on high-profile strategic contracts for Land UK, such as NGMS.

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:19th 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.



BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 88,200 people worldwide.

39,515 employees