Estimating Manager

Date: 15 Feb 2024

Location: Bristol, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:       Estimating Manager    
Location:       Farnborough, Bristol, Malvern
Package:       Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type:     Full time / Permanent
Role ID:         SF15665


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as an Estimating Manager at our Farnborough, Bristol or Malvern site where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.

The role

As an Estimating Manager, you’ll responsible for developing, implementing and embedding the estimating processes, methods and tools that are to be used as well as the assurance of estimates developed by the business. You will be in a key leadership role within our UK Intelligence (UKI) Business and have the opportunity to grow the function as you see fit. 

  • You will lead, co-ordinate and support the UKI business to implement the appropriate Cost Estimating approaches.
  • Provide estimate assurance of projects at key decision points in line with corporate process.  
  • You will act as delivery manager of any estimating resources deployed in their assigned business.

The Estimating Manager role is a full time position, flexible working is available and the role offers hybrid working.


Essential experience of the Estimating Manager

  • Previous experience as an Estimating Manager
  • Previous experience with complex bids
  • Expert level of MS Office tool suite is essential.

Qualifications for the Estimating Manager

  • We are open to any candidates who possess relevant professional experience

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum. UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (


Our Benefits

  • Adaptive and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution Pension Scheme, with Life Assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more.
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave. 
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. 
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local communities.
  • Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those that help the defence community. 



Why Join QinetiQ?
As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture. 


About QinetiQ
As a company of thousands of dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.


Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.


Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


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