Technical Recruiting Firm Seeks a VP of Estimating with Aerospace Experience

Kappa Search is a technical recruiting company that specializes in operations, manufacturing, engineering and management recruitment and placement. Our client, a leader in the aerospace structural component manufacturing industry, seeks a results-oriented VP of Estimating with similar industry experience for an excellent growth opportunity.


  • Direct the estimating, proposal, contract acquisition and initial process planning efforts
  • Establish companywide cost estimating systems, pricing systems and program management systems
  • Properly interpret incoming RFPs and RFQs
  • Develop proposals per RFP requirements in accordance with FAR/DFAR and budgetary constraints
  • Team with the VP of Sales in developing new business to support company growth and revenue plans
  • Communicate with customers as needed during the estimation process
  • Perform research and analysis of historical data and develop cost estimating relationships
  • Fully implement the estimating module, including budgets, of the company ERP program
  • Perform forecast analysis and develop budget recommendations
  • Work closely with various integrated product teams and all engineering departments


  • Bachelors degree
  • Experience working with aerospace manufacturing companies
  • Eight or more years experience in estimating, contract management or project management