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Estimator - St Louis, MO

Date: Aug 12, 2019

Location: St Louis, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us


GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity


GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.


We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.


Job Summary

This position is to prepare labor and material estimates, evaluate technical requirements and support the engineering group with analysis of product cost and parametric modeling, as well as, support the acquisition of new business projects. 

Job Responsibilities

• Analyze specifications, statements of work, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for business unit New Business Development.
• Collect and review data and develop estimating techniques, including parametric estimating models, for use in preparation of estimates.
• Prepare analysis and verification of product costs in support of special projects from the engineering group. 
• Prepare and review information for presentations to management. 
• Support contractual and price negotiations with government and commercial customers.
• Coordinate with internal and external customers to clearly define program criteria to satisfy requests for pricing requirements. 
• Support the bid/no bid process. 
• Support Marketing, Contracts and Pricing, and Manufacturing Support Personnel as required.
• Prepare and organize final proposal including executive summary, manufacturing, technical and cost and pricing sections.
• Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for effective performance.
• Perform other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.


Required Qualifications

• Associate’s degree in Engineering, Technology, Aviation Management - OR - in lieu of degree, 2 years of aerospace manufacturing experience
• 2 years of experience in estimating techniques or labor time standard development 
• Must be a US Citizen. Must comply with ITAR regulations and site SSA requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

• GKN Experience
• Experience with electronic modeling software such as NX(UG) or CATIA – to review models for development of fabrication cost estimates
• Experience with blue print reading, model based definition, GD&T and related aspects of aerospace design criteria
• Understanding of contractual agreements (FAR, TINA).  
• Strong analytical and planning skills
• Excellent computer skills (MS Office Suite). 
• Experience in engineering, manufacturing and fabrication processes, aerospace/aircraft structures and systems, and airframe manufacturer’s business, policies and practices. 
• Excellent written and verbal communication and collaboration skills



Diversity and Inclusion


As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.


A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.


GKN is an equal opportunity employer.


We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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