Bid Engineer

Telecommunications, Telecommunications Engineering

My client is a specialist organisation in the field of radio communications, providing cutting edge Private Mobile Radio (PMR) products and services including Analogue PMR, TETRA, P25 and DMR to organisations globally.

The Bid Engineer will be involved in the development and design of tender submissions for national and international opportunities.

For large, high value projects, the Bid Engineer will be part of a focused team to include inputs from across all parts of the business in the development of winning technical proposals, as part of the bid strategy.

The Bid Engineer will also work closely with the Bid Manager in the development and management of the bid strategy, liaising also with internal and external stakeholders. They will also be responsible for the technical bid responses covering all solutions offered by the company, for all large/complex bids, both nationally and internationally.

The Bid Engineer will have Accountabilities/objectives to include:

·         Identify the technical requirements for each bid

·         agree with the Bid Manager on the bidding strategy with the Bid Manager

·         Own the technical response of Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ), Bids and Tenders

·         Evaluate technical specifications and provide guidance to the business in terms of appropriate submission requirements

·         write cohesive tender submissions in line with the agreed bid strategy and timescales

·         Prepare technical solution papers for internal approval in line with bid governance

·         Continue to raise the standard and quality of bids to increase bid win ratio

·         Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with internal departments including Repair, Operations, Development, Projects office, Procurement, Sales, Marketing, Customer Services, Finance, etc

·         Be able to work well within virtual teams of resource to deliver winning bids

·         Production of monthly bid report(s) for management team

The Bid Engineer will offer Skills/Knowledge/Qualifications to include

  • Experience and knowledge of wireless and associated technologies including but not limited to DMR, P25, TETRA, MPT1327, GSM, VoIP, fixed line communications, microwave solutions, DAS (distributed antenna systems), RF over Fibre, SCADA, confined space engineering etc.
  • Education to HNC or Degree level in Electrical or Electronic Engineering
  • Quantifiable experience working as an engineer (ideally as a proposals engineer)
  • Experience in working with senior management
  • Knowledge and understanding of public (and private) sector bid requirements
  • Experience of working on large, global and technically demanding bids
  • Consultative skills necessary for the development of bid solutions
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations including preparation of Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS)
  • Ability to embrace change and drive continual improvement

·         Ability to develop and maintain relationships at senior level

·         Experience of working with Public or Private Sector customers

·         Customer focused and experienced in managing expectations

·         Ability to prioritise and co-ordinate several projects at once, multi-task

  • Excellent understanding of basic revenue models, profit and loss.

·         Good communicator

·         Excellent organisational, presentation and written skills

  • Good positive mental attitude, `Whatever it takes`, `Can Do` attitude
  • understanding of managing to budgets

Additional attributes required include:

  • Must have a valid driving license and good driving record
  • Must be flexible in work habits and work schedule
  • Must be prepared to conduct site surveys and visit customers if necessary
  • effective verbal and written communications 


Job Facts

45,000 per annum
  • Mobile phone
  • Pension
  • Home working

Derby, Derbyshire
Chris Theaker