RECRUITMENT: Aircraft Maintenance Check Estimator, Cardiff Aviation

Department:- Planning and Technical
 Reports to:-  Planning and Technical Manager
 Purpose of the Job:-  Responsible for providing estimates of cost, resources and turnaround time for aircraft maintenance checks to the Commercial department.

Main Accountabilities

To understand and adhere to the company procedures and processes.The researching and compiling of man hour estimates and material costing for bidding purposes.On completion, the successful presentation of those tasks and quotes for approval.

To be a proactive, forward thinking and self motivated team player.

Main Activities

Research and compile man hour and cost estimates for the bidding process which include the following but are not limited to:

  • Estimated man hours
  • Material requirements
  • Tooling & Equipment including any special items

Maintain a professional standard of work, personal presentation and work place.

An Estimator may be required to help in other roles within The Planning and Technical department from time to time or deputise for the Planning and Technical Manager

An Estimator will carry out any other duties within their competences as required by the Planning and Technical Manager

Essential capabilities

SkillsPC literate with sound understanding of CAL IT systems and software (MS Word, Excel, Project etc.)Good communication skills

Ability to analyse technical data and produce accurate quotations to present to the commercial department

Understanding of planning and project management techniques


Aircraft maintenance engineering background

Several years commercial aircraft maintenance experience on Boeing or Airbus aircraft

Aircraft technical knowledge.

Estimation experience within MRO


Recognised aircraft planning course or project management qualification.Current HF, EWIS, Fuel tank training

Personal Qualities

Personal ownership of professional working standards for the team deliverablesPromote, participate and encourage team working and

Continuous improvement

To be a proactive, forward thinking and self-motivated team player with excellent interpersonal skills able to work across departments

Have a professional attitude towards business sensitive information and our customers.

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