Flexible hours

More than 2 days at home per week

Employment type
Full time
Competitive Salary

Engineering Estimator


Relocation Allowance Available (dependant on your location)

Are you an Engineering Estimator with experience in the CNC Machining Industry? Are you looking for an opportunity to apply and continue to develop your experience in a fast-paced team driven environment within a company that is revolutionising the manufacturing industry? Don't miss your chance to be considered for this fantastic opportunity!

Who are CloudNC?

CNC machines are responsible for producing more than $120BN worth of metal components every year, serving every manufacturing vertical from motorsport parts in Formula 1 to satellites in space.

Despite this, the software used to control these CNC machines are stuck in the dark ages. It can require hours (sometimes days) of manual instruction by a skilled programmer before a component can be produced.

Enter CloudNC! Located in London & Chelmsford, we're pioneers in revolutionising the manufacturing industry. Combining technology and manufacturing; we’re building the world’s most intelligent factory, powered by ground breaking technology.

What's it like to work together?

We're an ambitious company, building a fast paced factory to give our customers the best experience, so this means our production teams are onsite in our Chelmsford factory. We operate a continuous improvement environment whereby we reflect on what we're doing and why and challenge our previous ideas and experiences within manufacturing. We're a progressive team in our factory who help one another and recognise other teams that unblock us and/or support the other to move fast and maintain excellent quality for our customers. Our software engineers are often onsite to collaborate and understand your experiences, requirements, challenges and specialist knowledge.

We have 80+ people, so we're still learning and building different things from the ground up organisationally, technically and operationally. However, we're experienced enough to have structures and robust processes to support greater efficiency, collaboration and success! There is always opportunity to shape the company with your thoughts and feedback whether it's through our All Hands questions/polls, 'Ask Me Anything' time, Peakon platform, open door time, focus groups or our inclusion and diversity network. Our onboarding scores are 9+/10 and you'll have a dedicated buddy to connect and share your experiences together, and the People Team are fully dedicated to ensure you're able to hit the ground running.

Our Values

We discussed what motivates teams, what great leadership looks like, and why someone would join us, in an inclusion and diversity workshop with many of our teams. We also discussed our culture at length as a leadership team. We decided our values should be simple but effective at representing what it's like at CloudNC, what gets you recognised and enables you to succeed.

Care about our mission, our work and each other

Share our learning, experience, reasoning and feedback to grow together

Strive to learn more, growing individually to achieve more collectively

Deliver by collaboration, commitment and continuous improvement

The CloudNC Manufacturing Team

The manufacturing team at CloudNC are masters of our machines. Many of our team have Formula 1, aerospace, automotive a medical background or a mix of several industries.

They're broad in experience and responsibilities, meaning they can produce estimates, run machines and provide machine strategies to support our customers and business needs. This means they have full accountability of a part's journey from quoting to the finished component. Often you'll see them working together to reduce cycle times and optimise manufacturing processes to make parts that delight our customers.

They advise on design for manufacture to support our customers with critical projects. They enjoy collaborating with our software engineers to support our development and progression of our world-first software for autonomous machines. This includes advancement in fixture and tooling techniques.

The team are flexible and they've embraced the fast-moving, changing nature of being part of a start-up. Never losing sight of our mission, the team have taken on the challenge to support CloudNC in building it's first fully autonomous factory.

What you'll be doing...

On offer is the opportunity to play a key part in this company's fast-paced scaling and growth to become a market leading manufacturing solution. This is the chance to be part of the team that will challenge the status quo in manufacturing. Building and implementing robust and streamlined processes, which ensures the company objective of fast turn around on quotations is guaranteed. Working with a broad customer base across the entire manufacturing industry you will be responsible for providing our commercial team with accurate cost estimates and technical support within a fast-paced environment, from single prototype component CNC Machining to large batch production.

You will communicate openly with the Production, Quality and Commercial teams to ascertain the necessary information relevant to the request for quotation process, such as programming time, machining time, costs of consumables and any additional post processes. You will be a pivotal part of ensuring customer satisfaction by offering your expertise to support fast turn around quoting via consistent process improvement.

Key Responsibilities...

Provide support to the commercial team by answering technical questions, joining them on conference calls to customers and occasional site visits.

Provide accurate estimates for all variables associated to the manufacturing process including, CAM programming, machine run times, job specific tooling costs and setup times.

Support purchasing via a rate a rate card system for material costs and additional post processes.

Ensure all quotes are estimated in a timely manner inline with customer expectations, following our SLA's by customer profile.

Create standardised estimating processes that are documented, efficient and where possible automated.

Communicate the job specific costs to the commercial team by the building a formal quotation within in our ERP system using our Factory Operating System and other supporting tools when required.

Build a strong collaborative relationship with the production, quality, commercial and procurement team to understand all the necessary variables that can impact capacity and costings.

Participate in production reviews to ensure costings are accurate and where possible meet customer requirements relative to tender/ quotation processes.

Creation of full Bill Of Material’s and routings.

Work proactively to adapt quickly to a change in customer demand.

We're a match if you have.......

Prior experience and exposure to CNC milling methods within a precision engineering / manufacturing environment.

Sound knowledge of the Metallic's market, understanding material cutting reactivity and the ability to suggest methods to facilitate manufacture.

Experience of purchasing material, CNC tooling and sub-contract services (preferred but not essential)

Strong working knowledge of CAD drawings and models and the ability to identify optimal machining and tooling strategies.

Ability to accurately estimate CAM programming, machine setup and machining cycle times.

Experience in the procuring/ costing of raw materials.

Experience working to tight deadlines within a fast-paced environment and the ability to support and encourage a continuous improvement approach.

Excellent written and spoken communication skills and commercial awareness.

A customer-focused mindset coupled with a positive team driven approach.

Experience working with ERP systems in the manufacturing industry.

A methodical and solutions-based approach to problem solving.

Strong Microsoft Excel skills.

What you'll receive...

We are nothing without our teams, as such you'll receive

Competitive Salary

Company Stock Options

30 days holiday (on a 5 day week)

Private Healthcare (includes dental, personal health fund, travel insurance, subsidised gym, mental health care, counselling)


Enhanced primary, secondary and adoption parental pay & leave (maternity/paternity)

Monthly Lunch

Stocked Kitchen

Air conditioned Factory Floor


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Equal Opportunities Statement

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, valuing individuality and embracing all people. The success of CloudNC is a result of diversity of thought. We recognise this comes from people truly belonging. We encourage different perspectives and skills to collaborate towards our mission - disrupting the manufacturing industry. We celebrate diversity and continually improve our inclusivity efforts.

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