Estimating Specialist At Thales

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

The role:

Opportunity for a dynamic and experienced Estimating Specialist to join our team in Garden Island. In this role, you will play a critical part in our bid team, leading the construction and compilation of cost estimates with a keen focus on analysis and traceability to ensure competitive tender prices and successful project outcomes.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Strategic Bid Support: Collaborate on specifying winning price strategies and supporting the formulation of Price to Win, Target Price, and Competitor Analysis.
  • Stakeholder Coordination: Work with scheduling resources to develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for cost estimation. Collaborate with estimators to ensure clear understanding of Basis of Estimates and appropriate estimating techniques.
  • Pricing and Financial Support: Assist the Pricing team in presenting cost estimates and provide expert advice to the Bid Manager on estimating matters.
  • Estimate Capture: Lead the process for capturing estimates and cost inputs for bids and proposals, maintain cost libraries, and provide templates and tools for estimating inputs.
  • Estimate Traceability: Ensure the development of robust and traceable estimates, including three-point estimates, detailed written justifications for Basis of Estimate (BOE), estimate assumptions, and version history.
  • Estimate Analysis: Organize and lead analysis sessions to challenge costs and optimize solutions to meet cost objectives. Provide relevant data for Commitment Control Review (CCR).

How about you?

  • Degree qualified in business, engineering, project management, finance, or related field.
  • APMP Certification or ability to secure certification.
  • At least three years of estimating experience with multi-partners/major co-contractors.
  • Exceptional analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel modeling and data manipulation.
  • Ability to work effectively in a complex and fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with Defence ASDEFCON procurement would be highly desired.

As part of our commitment, we offer:

  • Work on a site with the million-dollar view
  • Leading leave policies
  • Bonus and Medical Insurance
  • Growth and Development opportunities
  • Study Assistance
  • Employee discounts
  • Gym Membership (Fitness passport)

And now the fine Print!

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance.

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

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Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.