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Cost Estimator

Date: Aug 12, 2019

Location: Hoogerheide, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers




Cost Estimator 


Fokker Elmo

With more than 2000 employees, Fokker Elmo B.V. is part of Fokker Technologies B.V. (a full subsidiary of GKN Aerospace) and stands for a high level of quality, innovation and excellent performance. Fokker Elmo is a leading player in design, manufacturing and support of Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) for Aerospace and Defense programs. Our products, tools and processes support our customer’s aircraft, engine and defense programs. Working primarily at Fokker Elmo in Hoogerheide – The Netherlands, or abroad at the customer (depending on the opportunity), we offer a challenging enhance your career within an innovative and international and global environment, in which we use state-of-the-art technology building on our unique Fokker heritage history in the field of aerospace.

Fokker Elmo is responsible for full EWIS design and development projects, such as the F-35 Lightning II (JSF) and the A220 (formerly Bombardier C-Series) and large scale production programs for A320NEO, A330NEO, Boeing 737 and 777, as well as numerous turbine engine programs, most notably achieving gold supplier status with Collins/UTAS (Pratt & Whitney) for our proven performance for their Geared Turbo-Fan engines. Fokker Elmo is continuously looking for professionals that want to become part of our global specialist team in The Netherlands. Are you up for the challenge of working in a leading and dynamic aerospace company?  

About the department

The Fokker Elmo commercial department is a team of commercial and costing specialists who are responsible in the organization for:

  • developing proposals
  • developing customer business cases maintaining and improving cost modeling
  • developing commercial knowledge and insights based on proposal data
  • supporting commercial decision making (commercial governance)working within sales, contract and program management teams


In the role of Cost Estimator, you are the specialist regarding cost estimating proposals and developing parametric models based on commercial data and in close contact with your direct colleagues in the commercial team as well as other global specialist teams such as manufacturing engineering, procurement, finance and design engineering. The commercial team include cost engineers/estimators, proposal managers, contract managers and business modellers. Mark Smith is the manager of the department.

Job responsibilities:
  • The Cost Estimator is responsible as owner for the cost price calculation and the release (timeliness and completeness).
  • Responsible for translating technical and program-related requirements into cost estimates by making assumptions and choosing & applying standards.
  • Ensures that he / she receives good substantive input (correct quality, completeness and release). Coördinates where necessary.
  • Constantly improving the quality and cost calculations of the work, both at individual and at team level.
  • Checking and having the result checked.
  • Configuration management (baseline) of cost price calculations for traceability and a Bid Dossier for follow-up in follow-up phases.       
  • The focus is on the bigger picture rather than the details. You identify risks, (market) changes and sensitivities, and advise on process optimization and cost reduction. 
Your profile:
  • HBO (BSc) education (engineering, technical business administration, business economics).
  • DACE education is preferred.
  • Knowledge of machining methods, production processes and techniques, materials, tools, drawing systems, technical manuals, (military) regulations and the like.
  • Analytical. Affinity for costs and models.
  • Independent judgment and interpretation of the calculation outcomes and can clearly convey insights of the result and the relevant aspects within the quotation team and to other stakeholders.
  • Basic knowledge of project management (incl. Risk management)
  • Can handle time constraints.
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language + English writing and presentation skills.
We offer

Fokker Elmo offers an innovative and international workplace in a company with a rich history in the field of aircraft construction. Our company has a passion for technology and our staff are rightly proud of what they develop and build. At Fokker Elmo you will get every opportunity to build your career and work on your personal development.

For more information about this position please contact Arnoud D’havé at arnoud.d’

In case of equal suitability internal applicants are given preference over external applicants.


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