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Bid and Estimating Engineer


Bid and Estimating Engineer


MacTaggart Scott are recruiting for a Bid and Estimating Engineer to work in our Commercial Department. 


This role reports directly into the Head of Bids and Proposals. The purpose of the role is to be responsible for the co-ordination of all Bidding activity within the agreed work package, from receipt of enquiry to submission of bid.

Duties will include:

  • Preparation of estimates and durations for the provision of spares, repairs, assemblies, major projects and support services.
  • Assisting with the creation and maintenance of bid plans to support the bid timescales requested.
  • Ownership and accountability for Bids from Gates 3 through to 6.
  • Preparation of Gate Review documentation, as required, prior to internal approval.
  • Liaising with internal departments including engineering, procurement and manufacturing to collate the necessary information for estimate and bid preparation and sign off on the Basis of Estimate.
  • Creation and oversight of project estimates ensuring accuracy of estimated costs, escalation, contingencies and affordable margins.
  • Preparation and submission of proposals in accordance with the customers RFQ requirements and Company Procedures.
  • Assistance during negotiations of best and final pricing. 

Essential skills, experience and knowledge requirements:

The successful candidate must have;

  • Strong business acumen with an understanding of bids and estimating.
  • The ability to work on their own initiative and pro-actively manage all aspects of the bidding process.
  • The ability to build effective working relationships and communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Comprehensive customer service, negotiating and organisational skills.
  • Strong numeracy skills.
  • Knowledge of commercial terms and conditions.
  • Knowledge and experience of using Microsoft packages.  

A BSc or BEng in Mechanical Engineering or completed apprenticeship with HNC (or equivalent) is desirable, but not essential.

The successful candidate must hold or be able to meet the appropriate Security Clearance as required.

 Please apply by sending your CV to