Estimator/Proposals Writer (Stockton-on-Tees)

Are you interested in joining a dynamic and ambitious company, where your contribution is vital in ensuring critical industries continue to operate safely and reliably? Are you committed to exceeding client expectations and looking to be part of an energetic team?

Axiom is an award-winning engineering consultancy in the fields of Materials Engineering, Corrosion and Mechanical Engineering, in addition to being a UKAS Accredited Inspection Body. Since our inception we have grown successfully, and are now operating on a global basis. This is an exciting time of further expansion for Axiom, as we expand our geographic reach and diversify both our capabilities and the sectors we serve. We’re looking for a proposal estimator to join our busy team.

The estimator’s role is to carry out and improve job pricing to enable the company to deliver an increasing workload to its clients.


Job Specification

  • Reviews and collects data from enquiries/tenders
  • Identifies labour, materials, time, travel costs and other data needed to complete the identified tasks. This may require site visits to review the job and collect meterages, dimensions, etc.
  • Develops cost estimates
  • Writes draft proposals for approval by the management team
  • Aids preparation of invoices, specifically for norms based contracts
  • Reviews jobs after completion to analyse variances between estimated values and achieved and feed back root causes
  • Prepares and maintains a cost database to enable future jobs to be priced quickly and accurately
  • Forecast future work by forward planning.

Ideally you will have experience within an engineering services environment.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic with can-do attitude.
  • A valid full UK Driving Licence.
  • Computer literate and competent in the use of Microsoft Office.


  • Experience in the Proposals process within a similar environment.


Working Environment:
This role will be based at our Head Office in Stockton-on-Tees supporting Axiom’s other offices (Grangemouth, Humber, Runcorn).


We are looking for individuals who are:

  • Self-motivated
  • Organised
  • Able to demonstrate a strong level of attention to detail
  • Able to build and maintain successful working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Flexible in their approach as travel and overnight stays may be required.

Axiom is an ambitious and growing company. We invest heavily in our people and technology and are looking for similarly-minded personnel to join our team.
If you are the type of person we are looking for, we will invest time and energy into giving you new skills and capabilities to ensure an interesting and challenging career.


Salary: Negotiable – Staff position only

Benefits include:

• 25 days holiday plus statutory days
• 5% pension contribution
• Sickness pay


Closing Date: 31st March 2023

Please submit your C.V. along with a covering letter as to why you feel you are suitable for the role to: