Bid Engineer

The Role

Reporting to the Bid Manager, the Bid Engineer is responsible for producing a tender quotation to potential customers that is both commercially and technically compliant. They must be able to present this document in a well formatted and professional manner. As a Bid Engineer you will be required to understand the bid strategy as presented by the Bid Manager, and create bid documentation that reflects this strategy. You will also monitor and control nominated subsystems in reaching the bid strategy within timescales, using the lowest cost but most technically compliant supplier solutions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Commercial compliance and responsibility for nominated subsystems/ bid construction
  • Ongoing technical review of supplier’s responses
  • Ensuring that divisional 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
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with Optilan policies in respect of Health and Safety

About You

  • You will have 2-3 years experience of technical design capability
  • Detailed technical design knowledge of 2 or more of the preferred systems. These subsystems include: CCTV, PABX, PA, SDH, Radio, Microwave, Met, PDH, Satellite, Security Systems, LAN’s, WAN’s, Entertainment, Cabling and Power Supplies
  • Author technical documents and drawings
  • It is desirable for a candidate to be degree qualified in a relevant discipline
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to meet targets, managing priorities, and time critical situations for multiple projects and clients
  • Effective and collaborative change management in line with strategic objectives
  • Decision maker–weigh the options and take a decision even with limited information

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter to


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