Jacobs Estimator in Bristol, United Kingdom



Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

Jacobs Government Solutions has supported the defence and wider security sector for over 60 years and are known for our commitment to excellence and our outstanding achievements in quality, performance, and safety. Government Solutions offers an extensive range of programme support capabilities to defence agencies, including the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), and several other worldwide defence sector service suppliers. We consistently deliver value and innovation to technically challenging and complex defence and security related projects by offering multidisciplinary capabilities, technical expertise, proven processes, and a commitment to regulatory compliance, health, safety and quality workmanship.

Role Outline:

The role demands support to the preparation and presentation of UK MOD Cost estimates and the Development of Cost or Financial Models.

Demonstrated skill in identifying, analysing, modelling and providing innovative solutions to cost estimating or modelling problems.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Development, oversight and reviewing the preparation of estimates for agreed packages of work for a high value project or portfolio of lower value projects

  • Analysis of data from sources across DE&S, international partners and its defence suppliers;

  • Identifying cost trends and Management Information for management attention;

  • Provide modelling services at Project, Programme and Portfolio level;

  • Develop approaches with customers to prioritise and deploy resources to meet their needs and expectations;

  • Develop, verify, validate, populate, test and/or operate models as required to support decision-making;

  • Support stakeholders through the delivery of models and capability/capacity studies as part of enduring relationships with Industry. The application of Cost Estimation and Cost Forecasting Principles and


  • Development and maintenance of the Basis of Estimate (BOE);

  • Analysis of estimate data and correlation to other projects and support services;

  • Sensitivity Analysis/Cost Driver Analysis;

  • Whole Life Cost Estimating including FOREX and Financial treatment.


  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in identifying, analysing, modelling and providing innovative solutions to cost estimating or modelling problems

  • Attainment or working towards Incorporated member of ACostE

  • Cost Management, Risk, scheduling and EVM;

  • Minimum of QCF Level 3 in a relevant subject.

  • Ability to achieve Security clearance to SC level or higher

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At Jacobs we have celebrated over 10 years of our culture of caring - ‘BeyondZero’. We see safety differently - we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

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We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.


Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Bristol

Req ID: ATE0000HU

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