Bid Engineer

Scope of Role
• To produce a tender quotation to potential customers that is both commercially and technically complaint and present this document in a well formatted and professional manner.
• To understand the bid strategy as presented by the bid manager or Senior Sales Manager and to create a bid documentation that reflects this strategy.
• To monitor and control nominated subsystems in reaching the bid strategy within timescales using the lowest cost but most technically compliant supplier solutions.

Accountable for:
• Commercial compliancy and responsibility for nominated subsystems / bid construction.
• Ongoing technical review of supplier’s responses.
• Ensuring that Senior Sales and Bid Managers project bid strategy is met.
• Technical compliance of nominated supplier’s bids and Optilan’s Proposal.
• Supplier negotiation.
• Production of sales handover pack given to Projects.
• Temporary secondment to Projects to enable smooth transition from sales to projects on larger bids.
• Presentation to Bid review team of technical and commercial solution proposed and decisions made.
• Creation of the overview design philosophy for nominated systems / Optilan proposal.

Person Specification 


  • Detailed technical design knowledge of 2 or more of the preferred sub-systems.
  • Author technical documents and drawings.
  • 2 years’ experience of technical design capability.


  • Detailed design and knowledge of the following systems: CCTV, PABX, PA, SDH, Radio, Microwave, Met, PDH, Satellite, Security Systems, LAN’s, WAN’s, Entertainment, Cabling and Power Supplies.


  • Degree qualified in relevant discipline.

To apply for this role email with your full CV and covering letter.  

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