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Senior Bids and Estimating Engineer

Loanhead

Senior Bids and Estimating Engineer

Type:
Permanent
Location:
UK

MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a Senior Bid and Estimating Engineer to work in our Commercial Department.

Role:

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:

  • Ownership and accountability for Bids from Gates 3 through to 6.
  • 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, when required, to support the bid timescales requested.
  • Liaison 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 Commercial Proposals in conjunction with Sales and Head of Bids and Proposals, in accordance with the customers RFQ requirements and Company Procedures.
  • Prepare commercial package and conduct project “hand over”, Gate 6, to the designated Project Manager, as required.
  • Undertake appropriate Lessons Learned exercises when applicable.
     

Essential skills, experience and knowledge requirements:

The successful candidate must have;

  • A BSc or BEng in Mechanical Engineering or have served an Apprenticeship with HNC or equivalent qualification.
  • Proven experience in a similar role.
  • 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.

The successful candidate must hold, or be able to meet the requirements of, MOD Security Clearance.