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Bid Engineer


Bid Engineer


MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a Bid Engineer  to work in our Engineering Department.


This role reports directly into the Bid Engineering Manager. The purpose of the role is To support the Business Development and Bids & Proposals teams with engineering enquiries. The Bid Engineer will liaise with the Design department (and others as appropriate) to develop costed technical proposals for customers.

In addition, you can expect a  competitive salary and benefits package along with the opportunity to work  a flexible 4 or 5 day 37 hour working week.

Duties will include:

  • Interface with the Business Development and Bids & Proposals departments, to understand the engineering requirements of prospective work.
  • Production of concept designs in collaboration with the Design Department, documented with appropriate system calculations.
  • Production of concise and effective technical proposals in response to customer requests.
  • Co-ordination of resources to achieve the required engineering input.
  • Attendance at meetings with customers, including delivery of technical presentations and participation in engineering and commercial discussions.
  • Development of standardised documentation packs for proposal use and trend analysis to assist in directing future company product development activities. 

Essential skills, experience and knowledge requirements:

The successful candidate must;

  • BSc or BEng in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience with solid modeling design tools with structural analysis using finite element modeling being an advantage.
  • Experience in preparing system design calculations for mechanical, hydraulic or electrical systems.
  • A flair for problem solving and innovation, a flexible approach to work activities and a track record of creating high quality production drawings.
  • Knowledge and experience in using computer packages.  Microsoft outlook, word, excel.

The successful candidate must hold or be able to meet the appropriate Security Clearance as required. The security clearance restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.