Bid Manager

Optilan is looking for an experienced Bid Manager, with extensive experience in the Rail Sector to join our Pre-Sales Engineering Team based in Warwick.

The Role

Your role will be to manage the bid process for telecoms and security system proposals.

Responsibilities include managing a team of Bid Engineers, organising and monitoring workloads, reviewing ITT documents, checking and reviewing pricing format and content, writing bid responses, reviewing terms and conditions, ensuring bid technical and commercial compliance, presenting the bid for approval and sign off. On occasions you will be requested to travel abroad to meet clients and present proposals.

About You

You will have extensive experience of working within the rail sector and possess technical knowledge of some or all of the following systems; CCTV, PAGA, Access Control. Telephony/PABX, Radio, Lan & Switching Infrastructure and knowledge of the operating procedures/environment.

You’ll have excellent communication and customer interaction skills, be confident in managing people, meeting and presenting to customers, a creative problem solver who is confident under pressure and able to operate effectively to deadlines in challenging environments.

The ability to interpret customer’s requirements from engineering drawings and design specification documents is essential as is a working understanding of NEC Forms of Contracts. You’ll have a high degree of commercial awareness and the ability to build and support cost estimates associated with rail infrastructures. With excellent oral and written communication skills you’ll be confident to communication at all levels and be proficient in the use of Microsoft’s suite of applications.

So, if you are proactive, motivated, flexible, with a high degree of professionalism, a can-do attitude and someone who enjoys working in a fast past environment and is keen to take on their next challenge in a role where they can really have an impact, you could be just the person we’re looking for to join our team.


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

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